Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

May 15, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Nairo Quintana climbs into maglia rosa on stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia; Anna van der Breggen wins the women’s Amgen Tour of California; Marcel Kittel takes opening-stage honours at the men’s Amgen Tour of California; Clément Venturini takes overall honours at the Four Days of Dunkirk; Michael Storer and Lucas Hamilton go 1-2 at the GP Industrie del Marmo; Neil van der Ploeg wins the Grafton-Inverell in record time; Grace Brown takes victory in the Mersey Valley Tour; Nightmare for Team Sky and other GC favourites as police moto causes Giro crash; Wout Van Aert to focus on the road in 2018; Video – The dangers of riding alongside stopped traffic; Video – Bike falls off back of a car.

Michael Storer and Lucas Hamilton go 1-2 at the GP Industrie del Marmo

by CyclingTips

The Australian national team has secured an impressive 1-2-4 finish at the Gran Premio Industrie del Marmo one-day race in Italy, courtesy of Michael Storer, Lucas Hamilton and Jai Hindley.

Storer won the two-up sprint between he and Hamilton at the end of the 174.7km race while Hindley was fourth, finishing in a small group 1:40 behind his teammates. Storer and Hamilton had been part of a 15-rider group that got away early in the race but splintered on the final of four climbs.

“It’s really special to win the race today especially being able to cross the line with Lucas. There’s not many moments more special than that,” Storer said. “I’ve been really wanting to get a good result so I’m glad it all came together today, I’ve been training really hard for this and the tours coming up.

“I decided to attack early on the climb so we could make the most of it. We understand each other really well so Lucas went after me and no one followed.”

The win continues a successful season for the Australian national team/Mitchelton-Scott outfit, which has taken a handful podium and other strong finishes in Europe and Australia in 2017.

Follow the link to read more at the Cycling Australia website.