Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 5, 2016

In Friday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Morton repeats Utah stage win a year later; Gonçalves impresses in Portugal sprint; Van Poppel doubles wins in Burgos; Why the Tour of California’s move to WorldTour could be bad for US cycling; ‘Dream signing’ Michael Matthews confirmed by Giant-Alpecin; Preview: What you need to know about the men’s road race at the Rio Olympics; Dennis crashes on Rio course recon; Roche: A fourth Tour win for Froome will be complicated; Contador testing climbing legs in Burgos attack; AG2R La Mondiale signs Naesen and Vandenbergh for two seasons; Kluge signs with ORICA-BikeExchange; Davis Phinney’s ’84 Olympics bike and the golden dream that almost was; Study: Bicycle laws, infrastructure marginalizes poor; Drink developed for military boosts cycling performance; Five Crazy Moments in Olympic Cycling History; Wiggins set for final Olympic chapter – part two; Queensland state velodrome construction time-lapse

Gonçalves impresses in Portugal sprint

by Mark Zalewski

José Gonçalves (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA) won the seventh stage of the Volta a Portugal, with a lightening-fast sprint to come past three riders in the closing metres.

The final breakaway riders were caught at 2km to go by the charging peloton, as it entered the tight finish. W52-FC Porto-Porto Canal again drove the front as it tried to set-up another stage win.

Gustavo Veloso led teammate Samuel Caldeira out of the final turn, going for the win, with Francesco Gavazzi (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) a bike length behind them. But Gonçalves came out of the final turn with much more speed, coming around the outside from fourth wheel to take an impressive sprint victory.

Rui Vinhas (W52-FC Porto-Porto Canal) remains in the leader’s jersey with a comfortable 2’25” lead over Veloso.