Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

April 25, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Wout Poels wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Niemiec solos to stage 1 win at the Tour of Turkey; Matija Kvasina wins the Tour of Croatia; Barbara Guarischi wins the Omloop van Borsele; Christine Majerus wins the Dwars door de Westhoek; Slipstream Sports and Drapac to partner on development team in 2017; Vincenzo Nibali to join start-up Middle Eastern team?; UK track rider Jess Varnish claims sexist behaviour from coach; Marianne Vos’s unusual sprint crash; Sondre Holst Enger celebrates his Tour of Croatia stage win.

Marianne Vos: “The crash was totally my own fault”

by Matt de Neef

Marianne Vos had been in the mix for the final sprint at the Dwars door de Westhoek on Sunday until this nasty crash scuppered her chances of victory.

Vos took responsibility for the crash:

“It was totally my fault. I was in front, but noticed that there was someone coming. I gave it some extra power, but my rear wheel came up off the cobblestones and I was launched into the fence,” Vos said. “[It’s] my own fault because I was leaning too far forward. The center of gravity was too far in front.”

Vos was badly bruised in the incident but didn’t break any bones or suffer any other serious injuries.

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