Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 17, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Weening wins Suisse stage as GC picture sharpens; Break spoils sprinter’s day at SterZLM Tour; Keukeleire wins Tour de Slovénie opener; Pieters and Vos celebrate in the Aviva Women’s Tour stage 2; Coquard wins Route de Sud sprint; The Trans Am and Tour Divide: Shelter from the storm; Frank leaves Tour de Suisse; Wiggle High5 replaces sport director; Driver appeared asleep before car fatally hit cyclist; Helmet added to Australian ad campaign; Crashes cause cancellation of North Star Grand Prix stage; Off-duty police officer draws gun on cyclist; US criterium champion Huff on being a pro cyclist; On-board for Tour de Suisse, stage 5; Finish line tears at the Tour de Suisse; Behind the scenes with the Giro TV crew

Pieters and Vos celebrate in the Aviva Women’s Tour stage 2

by Jeanine Laudy

Despite some late attacks, the peloton arrived at the finish line together on the second stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour. In the end it was Amy Pieters (Wiggle-Honda) besting Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-SRAM) and Marianne Vos (Rabobank-Liv).

Vos takes over the GC lead thanks to winning a mid-race sprint bonus.

Although the pace in the peloton was high all day, Amalie Dideriksen (Boels-Dolmans) and Malgorzta Jasinska (Ale Cipollini) were able to break free ahead of a QOM and had a 45 second advantage at the bottom of the climb.

Dideriksen and Jasinska reached the top together, but the duo was joined by 25 riders at 20 kilometers from the finish line.

It was the incredible speed and the hilly course that caused the peloton to split, but the wet weather also was a factor. However, the peloton eventually came back together for the sprint finish.

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