Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 10, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Fuglsang wins stage 6 of the Critérium du Dauphiné as Porte takes over yellow jersey; Hosking wins stage 3 of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour; Powless takes opening stage of Under 23 Giro d’Italia; Vos fractures collar bone; Madison and BMX Freestyle Park added to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Programme; Porte: ‘The next two days are going to be super hard’; Froome: ‘I’ve quite a bit of work still to do’; Betancur says he only now understands being at the right racing weight is crucial; Video: Richie Porte – post-race interview, Critérium du Dauphiné stage 6; Video: Chris Froome – post-race interview, Critérium du Dauphiné stage 6; Video: Diverge x Peter Sagan; Video: Michal Kwiatkowski – Best Of; Video: Gear for Worst Retirement Ever – Why I chose ISM, and how to set up an ISM saddle; Video: Barbados Cycling Festival 2017

Porte: ‘The next two days are going to be super hard’

by VeloClub

Now in the race lead after moving up from second overall on Friday’s stage of the Critérium Du Dauphiné, Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team) was celebrating the result on Friday, despite missing out on a stage win. He looked set for the victory in a four-man sprint, but a sideways move from Chris Froome momentarily pinned him against the barriers, stifling his momentum.

“I’m really happy with how the stage went,” said Porte, not dwelling on what happened at the finish. “It really came down to all the leaders racing one on one. No one really had any teammates except Aru. I wasn’t really looking forward to coming down that descent so, to come through that stage was good.

“In the end it was fast but it went well. I came so close to the stage win in the sprint, although maybe it was not the most exciting sprint with four GC guys. But, it’s great just to have the jersey. I know it’s an uphill battle to keep it but I think today went really well.”

He is now 39 seconds ahead of Froome, with Fuglsang at one minute 15 and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) a further five seconds back in fourth.

“It was a good stage and a crazy descent in the end but I think I am in a good place. It’s nice to have the jersey but I know that the next two days are going to be super hard. But, I feel up to it and we have the team here to try and finish it off on Sunday. I think I had the target on my back this morning but I have a fantastic team here. I feel good. I’m in good form and I would love to keep this jersey until Sunday.”