Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

March 27, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Greg Van Avermaet wins men’s Gent-Wevelgem; Lotta Lepisto takes out women’s Gent-Wevelgem; Alejandro Valverde victorious in the Volta a Catalunya; Lilian Calmejane wins Coppi e Bartali; Edwin Avila takes opening-day honours in the Tour de Taiwan; Kristof Allegaert leads Indian Pacific Wheel Race towards Melbourne; Cadel Evans and George Hincapie win masters category at Cape Epic MTB race; Heinrich Haussler to miss the Spring Classics with ongoing knee injury;  Bradley Wiggins on Sky’s ‘load of rubbish’ marginal gains philosophy; At 50, Mario Cipollini looks back on his career; Riders injured as car ‘drives into cycle race’ in Berlin; Trigger Happy’s angry cyclist on Comic Relief.

Lilian Calmejane wins Coppi e Bartali

by Matt de Neef

Frenchman Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) has turned a final-stage victory in the Italian stage race Coppi e Bartali into overall success.

Calmejane won the sprint from a group of 10 that got clear of the rest of the field on a hilly final stage that ended in Sassuolo, northern Italy. Overnight leader Toms Skujins (Cannondale-Drapac) finished in the peloton, 22 seconds behind, dropping down to second overall. Caja Rural’s Jaime Roson was third overall after four days of consistent racing.

Calmejane had previously led the race after the stage 1b team time trial, in which his Direct Energie squad finished third. He slipped to second when Skujins won stage 2 but was ultimately able to return to the lead when it counted.

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 26th March 2017

1. fr
Direct Energie
2. lv
SKUJIņš Toms
Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team
3. es
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA