Valgren and Blaak win Amstel Gold; Aussie Comm Games gold: Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

April 16, 2018

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Michael Valgren wins Amstel Gold from late attack; World champion Blaak outsprints Brand to win women’s Amstel Gold; Steele von Hoff takes gold in Commonwealth Games fairytale finish; Chloe Hosking sprints to Comm Games gold; Matthews devastated by bad luck in Amstel Gold Race; Multiple fractures for Lucy Kennedy after Amstel Gold crash; Froome doesn’t want to give a running commentary on salbutamol case; Fabio Felline sidelined until late May with toxoplasmosis; Bora extends sponsorship through 2021; HiRide tests smart suspension at the cobbled classics; What it takes to ride the break at Amstel Gold Race.

Multiple fractures for Lucy Kennedy after Amstel Gold crash

by CyclingTips

In Lucy Kennedy’s own words, her Ardennes week is over “before it really began”. The 29-year-old Mitchelton-Scott rider crashed during yesterday’s Amstel Gold Race, landing herself with multiple fractures and forcing her to the sidelines in her first season as a pro.

The news wasn’t all bad for Mitchelton-Scott — Amanda Spratt took her best-ever result in a one-day WorldTour race: