Froome’s Vuelta, Boom’s Britain, d’Hoore in Madrid: Your CT Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

September 11, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Vuelta, Trentin claims final stage; Sagan, Ulissi victorious at Canadian Grand Prix; Lars Boom wins the Tour of Britain; Jolien d’Hoore wins the Madrid Challenge; Lucy Kennedy wins the Tour de l’Ardeche; Swiss dominate XCO at Mountain Bike Worlds in Cairns; Cannondale-Drapac announces EF Education First as 2018 title sponsor; Michael Woods signs for another two years with Slipstream Sports; Former Olympic medallist Leontien van Moorsel accused of EPO use; Storybook ending – Contador goes out on top, wins final summit finish of his career; Neilson Powless signs with LottoNL-Jumbo; US men’s Road Worlds line-up announced; Bike thief foiled at Gold Coast cycling event; The best of the Vuelta.

Lucy Kennedy wins the Tour de l’Ardeche

by CyclingTips

The future of the High5 Australian Women’s Development Team might be in doubt, but there can be little doubt about the quality of this year’s line-up.

The Australian team won two stages, the general classification, the points classification and took several other podiums at the Tour de l’Ardeche in France, with Queenslander Lucy Kennedy taking overall honours.

Kennedy, the Oceania time trial champion, moved into the overall lead on stage 6 of the seven stage race when she won the day ahead of breakaway companion Hanna Nilsson (BTC City Ljubljana). Kennedy was second on the final stage to secure the overall victory.

“The whole tour has been a bit of a dream,” Kennedy said. “The Australian National Team has a long history here and Marv [National Women’s Road Coach Martin Barras] told us from the beginning of our time in Europe what a special race this is. The whole team rode amazingly strong and smart all week so I’m really glad to have achieved our goal of winning the general classification.”

Earlier in the race, Shannon Malseed took third on stage 2, Rachel Neylan was third on stage 3, and then 19-year-old Jessica Pratt won stage 5 from a two-rider breakaway as Kennedy led in the peloton in third.

Follow the link to read more at the Cycling Australia website.