Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 13, 2017

Matthews wins stage three of the Tour de Suisse, grabs yellow jersey; Philipsen wins stage four of the ‘Baby Giro’ Under 23 Giro d’Italia; British Cycling report on bullying and sexism to be published on Wednesday; De Gendt diagnosed with injury but can continue training for Tour de France; Luis Leon Sanchez inks new contract with Astana; UCI rejigs Jingle Cross timing; Report: exercise makes you younger at the cellular level; Video: Under 23 Giro d’Italia race leader Pavel Sivakov speaks after stage three; Video: Critérium du Dauphiné 2017 Stage 8 | Onboard GoPro Highlights; Video: Girona Pyrenees & Coll de la Creueta – Cycling Inspiration & Education

Philipsen wins stage four of the ‘Baby Giro’ Under 23 Giro d’Italia

by VeloClub

Belgian rider Jasper Philipsen clocked up more success for the BMC Development Team on Monday, adding a stage win to the team’s hold on the pink jersey of race leadership with Pavel Sivakov. Philipsen was fasted in a 24-man sprint to the line, with Fabio Jakobsen (SEG Racing) second and Aleksandr Riabushenko (Team Palazzago Amaru) third.

“The last corner I turned around eighth position and then Riabushenko, the winner of the second stage, went earlier,” he said. “I had to close the gap and then I could overtake, and nobody came over me. I am pretty happy I could win here.”

The stage ran 155.5 kilometres to Gabicce Mare, and saw a break comprising Mattia Cristofaletti (ASD General Store), Thomas Vereecken (Lotto Soudal U23) and Gabriel Cullaigh (SEG Racing). These were at one point over four minutes clear, but were recaptured inside four kilometres to go.

Philipsen was then quickest in the gallop to the line, while Sivakov rolled in on the same time, 19th past the finish. He remains two seconds ahead of Mark Padun. Australian rider Lucas Hamilton was previously third, eight seconds back, but was amongst a large group of riders delayed inside the final three kilometres and finished 16 seconds back. He slips to fourth, while fellow Mitchelton-Scott rider Jain Hindley moves up to third while remaining 12 seconds behind.

“I am confident in the team,” said Sivakov. “Today the team did an amazing job. It was impressive. They controlled all the race. It is just amazing to have a team like that.”

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