Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 29, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cort wins uphill sprint in Tour of Denmark, stage 2; Mestre wins sprint on stage 1 of Vuelta a Portugal; Mareczko adds second stage win at Tour of Qinghai Lake; Rio Olympics: UCI pursuing 3 possible Russian doping cases but will allow 11 others to compete; Brian Cookson Interview: Team size revision, Tour anti-doping, disc-brake ban and more; Reengineering the Tour de France; Pro cyclist group pushes back against WorldTour reforms; Questions raised over Wiggins’ charity; Sources: Roche to BMC; Rio athletes could face troubles with unofficial sponsors; Tour of Qinghai Lake, stage 9 highlights; Best of on-board cameras with Team Sky; Life on the Tour: CyclingTips 2016 Tour de France Vlog, part 5

Mestre wins sprint on stage 1 of Vuelta a Portugal

by CyclingTips

Daniel Mestre (Efapel) was the fastest on the opening road stage of the Vuelta a Portugal, beating Davide Vigano (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) and José Gonçalves (Caja Rural – Seguros RGA).

The breakaway of the day consisted of Nuno Meireles, Sergey Luchshenko, Bruno Arminail and William Clarke, who escaped at kilomtre 44. The group was brought back with plenty of time at 30 kilometres from the finish.

Colombian Boavista Ramiro Diaz attacked at the start of the climb to Alto de Sameiro. Unfortunately, he did not read the race book and thought he had the win, crossing the line with his arms raised, only to find out there was finishing circuits and another 17 kilometres still to cover.

Mestre takes over the race lead from Rafael Reis (W52-FC Porto-Porto Canal) who won the opening prologue time trial on Wednesday evening.

This is the 78th edition of the race which features 10 stages, finishing with an individual time trial in Lisbon on 7 August.

Stage 1: Ovar > Braga - Stage Result

Thursday 28th July 2016

1. pt
MESTRE Daniel
Efapel
04:21:27
2. it
VIGANO Davide
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
-
3. pt
GONçALVES José
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
-

Prologue: Oliveira de Azeméis > Oliveira de Azeméis - Stage Result

Wednesday 27th July 2016

1. pt
REIS Rafael
W52-FC Porto-Porto Canal
00:04:42
2. pt
BRANDãO Joni
Efapel
0:03
3. pt
GONçALVES José
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
0:04
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