Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

May 30, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2016 Giro d’Italia; Dries Devenyns crowned Belgium Tour winner; Megan Guarnier and Greg Daniel win US National Road titles; Anthony Giacoppo victorious in Tour of Japan prologue; Gracie Elvin claims her second consecutive win at Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik; Lizzie Armiststead wins the Boels Rental Hills Classic; Rachel Neylan solos to GP de Plumelec victory; Stig Broeckx in a coma after Belgium Tour pile-up; Bahrain Cycling Team one step closer to reality; Brian Cookson worried Rio Olympic velodrome won’t be ready in time; Mario Cipollini on the state of modern sprinting; Orica-GreenEdge Backstage Pass – Giro d’Italia stage 20.

Megan Guarnier and Greg Daniel win US National Road titles

by Matt de Neef

Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) will spend another year wearing the stars and stripes of U.S. road champion after winning her third national title — and her second in a row — in North Carolina over the weekend.

Guarnier outsprinted Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) and Mandy Heintz (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) in the uphill dash to the line to take her fifth victory of note this year, and adding to her 2012 and 2015 national titles.

“It was single-file going into the final stretch, and I just kept following wheels,” said Guarnier. “Initially, there was a lead-out of a bunch of riders on the left, and I jumped on that. When it lost momentum, I had to check up, and when I checked up, I saw Tayler Wiles (ORICA-AIS) come flying up the right with Coryn on her wheel, so I jumped on that. I got boxed in on the right and had to find my way out to finish it off.”

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GUARNIER Megan
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
03:48:20
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RIVERA Coryn
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Women’s Team
0:01
3. us
HEINTZ Mandy
Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling
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In the men’s race, Greg Daniel (Axeon Hagens Berman) upstaged his bigger-name rivals with a late attack, riding solo to the line in Winston-Salem. Daniel finished five seconds clear of Alex Howes (Cannondale), Travis McCabe (Holowesko-Citadel) and Chad Beyer (Lupus) in a race that just 25 riders would finish.

“I didn’t want to make a fool of myself because I didn’t know if there was a group up the road,” Daniel said. “So I looked at the clock and saw zero. And I saw zero laps to go and the time was zero. I couldn’t believe it. It is still sinking in.”

1. us
DANIEL Gregory
Axeon Hagens Berman
04:21:34
2. us
HOWES Alex
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team
0:05
3. us
MCCABE Travis
Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team
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4. us
BEYER Chad
Lupus Racing Team
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5. us
HUFFMAN Evan
Rally Cycling
0:06
6. us
EATON Daniel
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
0:07
7. us
CLARK Oscar
Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team
0:11
8. us
OWEN Logan
Axeon Hagens Berman
0:12
9. us
CARPENTER Robin
Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team
0:13
10. us
SHELDON Taylor
Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
0:16
11. us
MURPHY John
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
0:46
12. us
BOOKWALTER Brent
BMC Racing Team
0:48
13. us
REIJNEN Kiel
Trek - Segafredo
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14. us
BUSCHE Matthew
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
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15. us
VERMEULEN Alexey
Team LottoNL - Jumbo
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16. us
SQUIRE Rob
Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team
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17. us
RATHE Jacob
Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
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18. us
EASTER Griffin
Team Illuminate
-
19. us
BUTLER Chris
Cycling Academy Team
0:50
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MARCOTTE Eric
Team Jamis
0:51

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