Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

April 4, 2017

Photography by Kristof Ramon

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Matthews wins Stage 1 of Vuelta al Pais Vasco; D’Hoore takes Grand Prix de Dottignies; Uncertainty over Vanmarcke’s Roubaix participation; Phinney could be back for Paris-Roubaix; No major issues for Sagan after Flanders crash, video clarifies how fall happened; Cancellara calls Sagan position on Kwaremont a mistake; Ferrari handed 18-month prison sentence, will appeal; Greipel sets sights on Scheldeprijs; Tour of the Battenkill adds UCI event for 2017; No uphill Mogollon finish for Tour of the Gila this year; Title sponsor of Wellens-managed Steylaerts-Verona team extends for two years; 2017 Women’s Ronde van Vlaanderen Highlights; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour: Focus on Chantal Blaak

No major issues for Sagan after Flanders crash, video clarifies how fall happened

by VeloClub

Another rider who went down on Sunday was world champion Peter Sagan, who hit the deck just when he began to light things up in the finale. The Slovakian rider had accelerated on the Oude Kwaremont, beginning a fight back to try to reel in Philippe Gilbert.

However he clattered to the ground and was delayed for quite some time.

After the race Sagan said that he was feeling pain near his pelvis and was going to hospital for a check-up.

His Bora-hansgrohe team told CyclingTips on Monday that nothing is badly wrong. “Peter is ok,” stated directeur sportif Patxi Vila. “He obviously feels pain after his hard crash, but nothing is broken.

“We have to take it day by day now, but we are confident he will be fine for Roubaix.”

A clearer picture of the circumstances behind his crash emerged on Monday. A slow motion video clip of the crash showed Sagan’s bike getting momentarily tangled in an item of clothing draped over the roadside barrier. This pulled him closer to the foot of the barrier, which snagged his wheel and brought him down.