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by Shane Stokes
May 12, 2017
In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Dillier wins Giro d’Italia stage 6 from the breakaway; Thomas outmanoeuvres bigger names to win stage 3 of the Four Days of Dunkirk; Pöstlberger ‘proved he is more than a one-hit wonder’; Phinney returns to racing following concussion; Talansky – ‘I would love to be able to pull off a great result’ at Amgen Tour of California; ‘Several severe injuries’ for Frison; Stig Broeckx continues to make progress; Proposals to make cycling part of the driver licence process; Illinois woman charged with attempted murder of former police officer in road rage incident; We want to hear your feedback! Please take the CyclingTips reader survey; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 5 post race; Video: Giro d’Italia Backstage Pass – Stage 6 Pre Race; Video: Jan Ullrich – 20 Years Tour de France GC victory; Video: why barriers exist at train crossings
Almost a week after he took a surprise win on stage one of the Giro d’Italia, Lukas Pöstlberger was in the hunt again for a second victory at the race. The Bora-hansgrohe rider was part of the five man break which was out front for over 200 kilometres on Thursday, and he pushed forward with two others in the finale. While Silvan Dillier (BMC Racing Team) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) were stronger in the uphill sprint to the line, Pöstlberger took encouragement from his experience.
“In the final I knew I had to go earlier than the others, but after 200 kilometers in front, you didn’t know how your legs are,” he said. “Today mine haven’t been good enough in the end and I took third place, which still makes me really happy. But I will try it again for sure in the next days. I still feel the flow from the pink jersey and my journey at this Giro is not over yet.”
Directeur sportif Christian Pömer said the display made an important point. “I am happy that Pösti proved today that he is more than a One-Hit-Wonder, but [rather] a strong rider who can achieve big results in all kind of terrains. But also, the team spirit is just overwhelming. The flow which have the riders is amazing, they work together and are there for each other in every minute of the race.”