Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

March 24, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Dan Martin takes Volta a Catalunya lead with stage 3 win; Jens Debusschere sprints to Dwars door Vlaanderen victory; Amy Pieters claims third-straight Dwars door Vlaanderen win; Tour de Yorkshire becomes the world’s most lucrative women’s cycling race?; Does Milan-San Remo need an extra climb?; Porte flying under the radar in Catalunya; Giro Rosa course revealed for 2016; Trixi Worrack undergoes emergency surgery following Trofeo Binda crash; Robbie McEwen on the Belgian terror attacks; Vos back on the winners’ list.

Porte flying under the radar in Catalunya

by Matt de Neef

Richie Porte (BMC) might be the defending champion at the Volta a Catalunya but the laid-back Tasmanian is happy to fly under the radar at the week-long Spanish WorldTour race.

“My goals, to be honest, are to finish as high up the GC as I can but I’m not in the form I was this time last year,” Porte told Cyclingnews. “It’s a little bit more modest start to the year, but I’m happy with how things are and the legs feel good.

“There’s obviously some big favourites here, so it’s nice to fly under the radar.”

Porte currently sits sixth overall after three stages, having finished fifth on yesterday’s summit finish. His teammate Tejay van Garderen is fourth overall.

“Everything’s pretty good, I was a little bit sick in the last two days of Paris-Nice and it sort of flared up last week,” Porte said. “It’s just coming out of a week of sickness, you don’t quite know where you’re at.”

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