Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

May 30, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2016 Giro d’Italia; Dries Devenyns crowned Belgium Tour winner; Megan Guarnier and Greg Daniel win US National Road titles; Anthony Giacoppo victorious in Tour of Japan prologue; Gracie Elvin claims her second consecutive win at Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik; Lizzie Armiststead wins the Boels Rental Hills Classic; Rachel Neylan solos to GP de Plumelec victory; Stig Broeckx in a coma after Belgium Tour pile-up; Bahrain Cycling Team one step closer to reality; Brian Cookson worried Rio Olympic velodrome won’t be ready in time; Mario Cipollini on the state of modern sprinting; Orica-GreenEdge Backstage Pass – Giro d’Italia stage 20.

Lizzie Armiststead wins the Boels Rental Hills Classic

by Matt de Neef

Earlier in the weekend world champion Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) wasted no time getting back to business, winning the Boels Rental Hills Classic in what was her first race in nearly a month.

Coming off a mid-season break, Armitstead won a three-up sprint ahead of Annemiek Van Vleuten (Orica-AIS) and Ashleigh Moolman (Cervelo-Bigla) to take back-to-back wins in the race, and a staggering fifth win in just nine races this year.

“It was a really strong team performance today that allowed me to come away with the win,” Armitstead added. “Everyone was suffering. It was hot and uncomfortable out there today, but my teammates did a really good job. It’s a team win.”

Much like the Amstel Gold Race in the men’s peloton, the Boels Rental Hills Classic also features many short, steep hills in the Netherlands. An attack from Armitstead created a lead group of five, which was further whittled down to three when Moolman attacked on the Cauberg in the closing kilometres.

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Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
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Orica - AIS
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Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling

Click through to read more at the Boels Dolmans website.