Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 8, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Herrada times finishing kick to perfection to win Dauphiné stage, Contador keeps yellow; Domagalski doubles One Pro Cycling’s wins in Korea; Keagan Girdlestone stable in battle for survival; New gene doping test likely to be in use for Rio Olympics; Danielson on USADA case: My positive test is consistent with supplement contamination; Human rights groups call for UCI to reject Bahrain Cycling Team; Guarnier extends Women’s WorldTour lead; Australian crit champ Mackay signs with Hagens Berman-Supermint; 2016 Gran Fondo New York by the numbers; Tinkoff team chef quits over ‘inexcusable behaviour’ by owner; Dauphiné stage 2 highlights; Dan Martin, Richie Porte after Critérium du Dauphiné stage 1; Armitstead talks about what it takes to be the best; Ted King on winning the Dirty Kanza; Contador locked out of team bus

Guarnier extends Women’s WorldTour lead

by CyclingTips

American champion Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) has an even bigger lead in the UCI Women’s WorldTou, thanks to her win at the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.

Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) increases her lead in the Women's WorldTour after winning the 2016 Philly Cycling Classic.

Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans) increases her lead in the Women’s WorldTour after winning the 2016 Philly Cycling Classic.

The win in Philadelphia, along with her overall win at the Tour of California, solidifies her lead in the UCI Women’s WorldTour with 624 points, 226 points more than Emma Johansson (Wiggle-High5).

Guarnier’s teammate, world champion Lizzie Armitstead, remains in third overall with 368 points.

Neither Johansson nor Armitstead took the start in Philadelphia, but both are expected to race the next event in the series, the Aviva Women’s Tour in Great Britain. Guarnier is not slated to race that event.

There are eight events remaining in the series, including the Giro d’Italia Internazionale Women stage race, the longest event of the series.

Click through to read more at the UCI.