Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

May 24, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Nibali wins queen stage at Giro d’Italia, moves into third overall; Controversy on Giro d’Italia queen stage renews question of race etiquette; Nippo-Fantini’s Canola beats Haedo to win Stage 3 at Tour of Japan, preserving GC lead; German triathlete Viellehner mourned after being struck by Italian driver; Pirelli backs under-20 competition in reborn Baby Giro d’Italia; USA Cycling to celebrate the inaugural National Velodrome Day on June 3; Teen cyclist says he was ‘left for dead’ by a road rage driver; Video: Phil Gaimon’s “Worst Retirement Ever,” Episode 3: Mt. Lemmon; Video: Aussie journo Rupert Guinness chats with Movistar’s Rory Sutherland on Giro’s third rest day; Video: Dumoulin tries to deck Colombian fan who was pushing Quintana; Video: Haga takes off on Giro descent

Nippo-Fantini’s Canola beats Haedo to win Stage 3 at Tour of Japan, preserving GC lead

by VeloClub

Italian Marco Canola (Nippo-Fantini) beat out Argentinian Sebastian Haedo (UnitedHealthcare) andJon Aberasturi (Ukyo) to win Stage 3 of the Tour of Japan. Australian rider Robbie Hucker (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness team) led in a chase group two seconds later.

Also the winner on Stage 2, soloing to victory on Monday’s 105 kilometre race ahead of Aberasturi, Canola remains in the race lead, a solid 15 seconds clear of Aberasturi and 27 up on the next two riders, Ivan Garcia Cortina (Bahrain Merida) and Haedo.

Wednesday’s fourth leg is based around Mino and is 139.4 kilometres in length. It comprises six laps of an undulating circuit, with the Oyada Tunnel climb giving Canola’s rivals a platform to try to take the jersey from him.

“What a stage, what a victory and incredible teamwork. To win that way is exciting,” Canola said. “Today was more complicated than yesterday and I have to thank all the teammates for the reached result. The final part was full of bends and complicated, but Kazushige Kuboki drove me perfectly in the perfect position to win in the final sprint. After such a teamwork I was strongly motivated to win for all the team.”

Stage 3: Inabe > Inabe - Stage Result

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

1. it
CANOLA Marco
Nippo - Vini Fantini
03:11:54
2. ar
HAEDO Lucas Sebastian
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
-
3. es
ABERASTURI Jon
Team UKYO
-
4. au
HUCKER Robbie
IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness team
0:02
5. es
PRADES REVERTER Benjamin
Team UKYO
-
6. es
GARCIA CORTINA Ivan
Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team
-
7. fr
LEBAS Thomas
Kinan Cycling Team
-
8. jp
DOI Yukihiro
Matrix Powertag
-
9. es
PUJOL MUNOZ Oscar
Team UKYO
-
10. es
TORIBIO ALCOLEA José Vicente
Matrix Powertag
-
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