Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

June 6, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Alberto Contador wins tough Dauphine prologue; Megan Guarnier victorious in the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic; Maurits Lammertink crowned Tour de Luxembourg winner; Oscar Pujol wins the Tour of Japan; Tour de Korea opener won by Jon Aberasturi; Keagan Girdlestone in a critical condition after collision with team car; Tinkov – BMC and Katusha could soon shut up shop; Dumoulin and Martin on the Dauphine uphill prologue; The Mt. Fuji stage of the Tour of Japan; Adam Phelan Weekly: Training in Girona.

Oscar Pujol wins the Tour of Japan

by Matt de Neef

After winning the queen stage of the Tour of Japan on Mt. Fuji late last week and moving into the overall lead in the process, Oscar Puyol (Team UKYO) has held on to his overall lead to win the eight-stage UCI 2.1 race.

The penultimate stage was won by Lampre-Merida’s Yukiya Arashiro ahead of Australian Cam Bayly (Attaque Team Gusto) and Daniel Jaramillo (UnitedHealthcare). Puyol finished the stage in a small group, eight seconds back, and managed to hold on to his overall lead.

The final stage around Tokyo brought Australian team Avanti IsoWhey its third victory of the race, with Sam Crome winning the sprint from a six-rider breakaway group. The win is 22-year-old Crome’s first as a professional and follows victories to teammate Anthony Giacoppo in the prologue and on stage 3.

Puyol, meanwhile, finished comfortably in the bunch to ensure he’d win the race overall by more than a minute.

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 5th June 2016

1. es
PUJOL MUNOZ Oscar
Team UKYO
19:22:37
2. es
GARCIA FERNANDEZ Marcos
Kinan Cycling Team
1:05
3. ir
POURSEYEDI GOLAKHOUR Mirsamad
Tabriz Shahrdari Team
1:08
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