Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

November 14, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Leonardo Duque wins the Tour of Taihu Lake; Van der Poel, Cant win at Superprestige Gavere; Belgian velodrome packed out to farewell Fabian Cancellara; Pauline Ferrand-Prevot to continue mixing road and MTB in 2017; Matteo Tosatto’s career in the balance after Trek-Segafredo lead goes cold; World’s first backflip-manual-frontflip; The Man Ride documentary.

Leonardo Duque wins the Tour of Taihu Lake

by CyclingTips

Colombian-born French rider Leonardo Duque (Delko Marseille Provence KTM) has taken victory in his last race as a professional, winning the final stage of the Tour of Taihu Lake and the race overall.

On the hilly final stage to Maoshan, Duque outsprinted his two breakaway companions to take the win ahead of Peter Schulting (Parkhotel Valkenburg CT) and Yonder Godoy (Wilier-Southeast). The latter finished second overall.

Australia’s Cameron Bayly (Attaque Team Gusto) was leading the race overall coming into the final stage, but a second crash in as many days saw the 26-year-old lose touch with Duque and Godoy and fall away to 18th overall.

“It’s very good to finish my career with a stage and GC win,” Duque said. “I didn’t think I’d do it when I started racing this morning. I believed the leader was going to stay with us. He had a great form but we also have a fair bit of experience with so many years of racing behind. Bayly deserved to win but after a year of racing at the highest level, we, from the Pro Continental teams, have some extra power.”

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Saturday 12th November 2016

1. fr
DUQUE Leonardo
Delko Marseille Provence KTM
19:56:35
2. ve
GODOY Yonder
Wilier - Southeast
0:08
3. nl
SCHULTING Peter
Parkhotel Valkenburg CT
0:13
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