Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 16, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Atapuma wins first Suisse climbing stage; Nail biting final sees Majerus win stage 1 in the Aviva Women’s Tour; Five bicycles in Kalamazoo; Cameron Meyer leaves Dimension Data with immediate effect; Ryder on Meyer leaving Dimension Data: ‘It’s sad for all of us’; The races across and down America: Infected dog bites, a record holder out and flat batteries; Gay cycling champ promotes an authentic and visible life; Police searching for man placing tacks along cycling routes; IAM Cycling bus gets stuck at Tour de Suisse; Thousands of naked cyclists hope to increase awareness in Mexico; On-board footage from Tour de Suisse, stage 4; A day with Toms Skujins at Tour de Suisse; Spanish paralympian training for Rio

Nail biting final sees Majerus win stage 1 in the Aviva Women’s Tour

by Jeanine Laudy

Ninety-one women took the starting line in Sourthwold, England, this morning for the first stage of the third annual Aviva Women’s Tour. With the world’s best cyclists among them, the fight for the tour’s yellow leader’s jersey was going to be a tough one.

Without a live stream however, we joined the many women’s cycling fans online and followed the action via Twitter. From images, race radios and other accounts we followed a nail biter of a finale that saw Cylance’s Alison Tetrick off the front for nearly 20 kilometers, but getting caught within the 1km-mark as the peloton thundered toward the finish line in Norwich. In the sprint, it was Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) who crossed the line first ahead of Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) and Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-High5).

With 20 kilometers to go, Alison Tetrick (Cylance Pro Cycling) accelerated off the front and quickly created a gap of 25 seconds as the peloton didn’t react. Her lead increased to almost two minutes at the 8 kilometer mark.

The teams started riding at front at this point, but Tetrick didn’t succumb straight away. As the peloton entered the final kilometer, a crash brought down several riders, while Tetrick only held a 200 meter advantage at this point.

The peloton closed in on her just in time for Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) to win the stage, ahead of Vos and Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-High5) in a full out sprint for the finish.

Stage 1: Southwold > Norwich - Stage Result

Wednesday 15th June 2016

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MAJERUS Christine
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
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VOS Marianne
Rabobank-Liv Woman Cycling Team
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Wiggle High5

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