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by Matt de Neef
August 21, 2017
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Yves Lampaert wins the Vuelta’s opening road stage, takes red; Elia Viviani sprints to Cyclassics Hamburg win; Marianne Vos wins the Ladies Tour of Norway; Kasper Asgreen maintains Tour de l’Avenir lead after three stages; Henry Jaine, Kim Hurst win NZ Cyclocross titles; Australian track coach Gary West loses his battle with Motor Neurone Disease; QuickStep Floors signs Tour de l’Avenir stage winner Fabio Jakobsen; Opening bridge creates confusion at the Ladies Tour of Norway; QuickStep Floors and the transfer market logjam; Around the world in 80 days — Mark Beaumont’s journey through Australia; The Journey To The Other Side: Indian Pacific Wheel Race 2017 Documentary.
Marianne Vos (WM3 Energie) continues to display impressive form ahead of the world championships in Norway, winning the Ladies Tour of Norway over the weekend.
Vos didn’t win a stage of the four-day event, but she did put in four impressive days of racing, finishing second, fifth, second and then third. Those results were enough to see the three-time road world champion finish 13 seconds clear of Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) and Ellen van Dijk (Sunweb) in the general classification.
Chloe Hosking (Alé Cipollini) was the winner on stage 2, the Australian sprinter dashing to victory ahead of Vos, Van Dijk and stage 1 winner Jolien d’Hoore (Wiggle High5). It was second place on that stage that saw Vos move into the overall lead.
And then on the final stage it was a group of 21 that reached the finish line together, Guarnier sprinting to victory ahead of van Dijk and Vos. Time bonuses for the stage win saw the American champion move into second as Vos took overall honours.