Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

May 29, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin wins the 100th Giro d’Italia; Jens Keukeleire wins the Baloise Belgium Tour; Edvald Boasson Hagen wins Tour des Fjords; Marianne Vos wins Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik for a third time; Oscar Pujol wins the Tour of Japan, Nathan Earle second; Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio goes back-to-back with French double; Quintana believes late sickness cost him the Giro; Stijn Vandenbergh released from hospital, two weeks after crash; Transcontinental Race to continue in 2017; Davide Cimolai hit by a car in training; Vulpine saved from administration by Mango Bikes; Giuseppe Fonzi’s Giro nod to Happy Days; Behind the scenes of Tom Dumoulin’s Giro win.

Oscar Pujol wins the Tour of Japan, Nathan Earle second

by CyclingTips

Oscar Pujol (Team UKYO) has secured his second consecutive overall victory at the Tour of Japan, winning the eight-stage race ahead of Australian teammate Nathan Earle and Hamid Pourhashemi (Tabriz Shahrdary Team).

As he did a year earlier, Pujol took the overall lead after winning the short but brutally tough uphill stage 6 to Mt. Fuji. Pujol went into stage 7 with a lead of 1:42 over Pourhashemi with Earle 10 seconds back in third. Those margins remained the same on stage 7 in Izu as Spaniard Marcos Garcia (Kinan) rode to a strong solo win.

On the final stage in Tokyo, Jon Ander Insausti (Bahrain-Merida) attacked with 3km to go and was later caught by local rider Takayuki Abe (Utsunomiya Blitzen). The Spaniard managed to beat the Japanese rider in the two-up sprint, while Pujol and Pourhashemi both finished 17 seconds down. By finishing eight seconds ahead of the pair, in the main field, Earle did enough to move up to second overall, securing a 1-2 for his Japanese team in their home race.

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 28th May 2017

1. es
PUJOL MUNOZ Oscar
Team UKYO
19:00:52
2. au
EARLE Nathan
Team UKYO
1:40
3. ir
POURHASHEMI Hamid
Tabriz Shahrdary Team
1:42
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