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Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

April 18, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Enrico Gasparotto wins his second Amstel Gold Race; Emma Johansson wins the Euskal Emakumeen Bira, Guarnier take the final stage; Alejandro Valverde dominates the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; Martin Mortensen wins Tro-Bro Leon in One Cycling 1-2; Logan Owen takes out the U23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Report – Mechanical doping used in Strade Bianche and Coppi e Bartali; Audax confirms disqualification of Oppy 24-hour record-breaking teams; Fabio Felline’s frontflip; Female pioneers at the Tour de France; The return of Frankie.

Logan Owen wins the U23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

by Matt de Neef

Young U.S. rider Logan Owen (Axeon Hagens Berman) has soloed to victory at the U23 Liege-Bastogne-Liege after spending much of the race in the day-long breakaway.

Owen made his move on the Côte de Saint-Nicolas, the race’s penultimate climb, when he followed an attack from breakaway companion Pavel Sivakov (BMC Development Team). Owen was the only rider in the break able to follow the move. He did so, before opening a gap over Sivakov by the top of the climb and then riding solo for the remaining 20km to the finish.

“This is a dream come true,” Owen said. “I have always loved this race and now I have managed to win it,” the 21-year-old said. “I had super legs today. I don’t think I have felt this good in a race since I started cycling.”

Sivakov held on to finish second, 44 seconds behind Owen, while Owen’s teammate Ruben Guerreiro was the first of nine chasers across the line, another 30 seconds back.

1. us
OWEN Logan
Axeon Hagens Berman
04:36:01
2. ru
SIVAKOV Pavel
BMC Development Team
0:44
3. pt
GUERREIRO Ruben
Axeon Hagens Berman
1:14
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