Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

June 20, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Miguel Angel Lopez wins the Tour de Suisse; Lizzie Armitstead wins the Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain; Nairo Quintana victorious in the Route du Sud; Sep Vanmarcke wins the Ster ZLM Toer; Rein Taaramae takes victory in the Tour de Slovenie; The Trans Am and Tour Divide – The chase is on; Update on Keagan Girdlestone’s injuries; Peter Sagan to Bora-Argon 18?; Quintana, Chaves headline stacked Colombian team for the Olympic road race; Sean De Bie’s ‘custom’ leader’s jersey; Scaring Peter Sagan; Behind the scenes at the Tour de Kumano with State of Matter-MAAP; Le Ride – the 1928 Tour de France route on an era-correct bike.

Lizzie Armitstead wins the Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain

by CyclingTips

Boels-Dolmans’ domination of the inaugural Women’s WorldTour has continued with world champion Lizzie Armitstead wrapping up overall victory in the Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain over the weekend.

Armitstead moved into the overall lead when she won stage 3 from a small group and she was able to maintain her lead for the remaining two stages. On stage 4 it was Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) that took victory in Stoke-on-Trent, winning the bunch kick ahead of Leah Kirchmann (Liv-Plantur) and Emma Johansson (Wiggle High 5) while Armitstead was sixth with the same time.

And on the final stage, another bunch sprint this time into Kettering, it was Finnish champion Lotta Lepisto (Cervelo-Bigla) that outdashed Marta Bastianelli (Ale Cipollini) and Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM). Armitstead finished 14th on the day, again on bunch time, to secure overall victory by 11 seconds.

Women's Tour of Great Britain 2016 stage-5

Of the 10 races now completed in the 2016 Women’s WorldTour, Boels-Dolmans has won eight, four of them by Lizzie Armitstead. Seven WorldTour races remain for the season, the next being the Giro Rosa (the women’s Giro d’Italia) which starts on July 1.