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Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 25, 2017

Photography by Cor Vos

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Marczynski wins stage 6 of the Vuelta a España; Viviani wins stage three of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Pedersen dominates TT and takes lead; Jack Bobridge charged over selling street drugs; Contador impresses Froome with attacks, feels back to form : ‘I’m enjoying myself more’; Van Garderen remains positive despite time lost on Vuelta’s stage 6; Betancur out of Vuelta a España; Greipel affected by worries about his parents; Cummings, Thomson, Venter, Van Zyl and Janse van Rensburg all renew with Team Dimension Data; Dillier to Ag2r La Mondiale, Lindeman extends with LottoNL-Jumbo; Tour of Alberta line-up headed by strong Cannondale-Drapac squad; Melbourne Grand Prix of Cyclocross opens international cyclocross season; Video: Girona Cycling Guide Josep From Bikebreaks Shows Us His Castle And Bike Collection; Video: Junior Tour of Ireland Cycling 2017

Marczynski wins stage 6 of the Vuelta a España

by Shane Stokes


Going clear early on in a massive break, pushing ahead later on with two others and then fending off a hard-chasing group of GC favourites, Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto-Soudal) won stage six of the Vuelta a España on Thursday. The Polish rider outsprinted Pawel Poljanski (Bora-hansgrohe) and Enric Mas (QuickStep Floors) to the line in Sagunto, taking his most significant victory to date.

“It’s an incredible feeling. I came here with hopes of fighting for a stage win,” he said. “I didn’t think it would happen so quickly. I’m very happy. It’s been a crazy stage from the start with lots of attacks and a large breakaway. Then people got dropped along the climbs. I told myself I wouldn’t let any attack go without me. If I lack strength in the end, that’s just the way it is. I gave it all. When you’re in the break, you need to make the most if it and it went out perfect for me.”

Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb) led home the main GC group 26 seconds later. This had temporarily been whittled down by a big attack by Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) on the last climb of the day. While there was a regrouping after the summit, the move showed that the Spaniard is back in very strong form after illness and is a danger for the days ahead.

Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) was one of several to lose time, crashing twice inside the final hour. He rode well to limit his losses, conceding 20 seconds, but dropped from second overall to fourth. David de la Cruz (QuickStep Floors) also lost time due to the first crash, and went from fifth to sixth.

Chris Froome (Team Sky) continues to lead overall. He is now 11 seconds ahead of Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott) and a further two ahead of Nicolas Roche (BMC Racing Team).

Stage 6: Vila-Real > Sagunt - Stage Result

Thursday 24th August 2017

1. pl
MARCZYNSKI Tomasz
Lotto Soudal
04:47:02
2. pl
POLJANSKI Pawel
BORA - hansgrohe
-
3. es
MAS NICOLAU Enric
Quick-Step Floors
-

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