Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

January 30, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Wout van Aert wins his second World Cyclocross Championship; Sanne Cant crowned World CX Champion – “It’s the most beautiful day of my life!”; Nikias Arndt wins men’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race; Annemiek van Vleuten victorious in women’s Cadel’s Race; Bauke Mollema wins the Vuelta a San Juan, Maximiliano Richeze claims the last two stages; Dan McLay wins Trofeo Palma but is hospitalised following post-race crash; Philadelphia Cycling Classic cancelled for 2017; Alexis Vuillermoz injured in a car crash; How not to pull off after doing a turn at the front; Highlights from the VTWO/CyclingTips Carpark Climb at the Tour Down Under.

Bauke Mollema wins the Vuelta a San Juan, Maximiliano Richeze claims the last two stages

by CyclingTips

Dutchman Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) has won the 2017 Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina after taking the lead on Friday’s queen stage and defending the jersey through the final two stages.

Both of the last two stages were won by local Argentinian Maximiliano Richeze, capping off a very successful week for QuickStep Floors. In all the team won five of the race’s seven stages — two from Fernando Gaviria, two from Richeze and one from Tom Boonen.

On the penultimate stage Richeze was part of a breakaway that got clear in scorching heat. The stage was shortened due to the extreme weather, and in the end it was a group of three that reached the line together. In the sprint from the breakaway Richeze got the better of Oliviero Troia (UAE Abu Dhabi) and fellow Argentinian Nicolas Tivani (Unieuro Trevigiani-Hemus 1896), 52 seconds ahead of the peloton.

On Sunday’s final stage Richeze took a flyer from the peloton inside the final 1km and held on for his second win in as many days. Earlier in the stage, which was also shortened due to the heat, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) got in a three-rider break and was the virtual race leader for a time. The move was caught inside the final circuit, however, before Richeze rode away to victory.

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