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Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 22, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Nibali wins stage 3 of the Vuelta a España, Froome takes red jersey; Lawless wins stage 4 of the Tour de l’Avenir; Froome surprised to take race lead so soon; Contador: ‘I don’t know what happened – I had very bad sensations’; Majka rues lost time after off day; Tom-Jelte Slagter signs for Dimension Data, team says his best is yet to come; Alex Dowsett to slot into Kittel’s leadout train at Katusha-Alpecin, also has own ambitions; Sabrina Stultiens returns to WM3; Gary West remembered; Video: Artemis World Cycle Week 6 Wrap: Through Australia and onto New Zealand

Lawless wins stage 4 of the Tour de l’Avenir

by Shane Stokes

Great Britain rider Chris Lawless was best on the fourth stage of the Tour de l’Avenir, holding off a hard-chasing peloton to won into Saumur. The 21-year-old hit the line two seconds clear of Imerio Cima (Italy) and Kristoffer Halvorsen (Norway), showing off his British under 23 champion’s jersey in the process.

He made his move just before the final kilometre and was strong enough to fend off the chase. The result followed on from his third place on Sunday’s bunch gallop, and comes after a season where he has taken a number of fine results. These include victory in the Ster ZLM Toer and on stage 3b of the Tour de Beauce, as well as the runner-up slot in the British national road race championships plus on stage one of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.

The overall standings sees stage one winner Kasper Asgreen (Denmark) holding onto the yellow jersey. However Lawless’ performance sees him jump from 84th to second overall. He is two seconds behind Asgreen.

Stage 4: Derval > Saumur - Stage Result

Monday 21st August 2017

1. gb
LAWLESS Christopher
Great Britain
03:43:27
2. it
CIMA Imerio
Italy
0:02
3. no
HALVORSEN Kristoffer
Norway
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