Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 26, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Pello Bilbao wins Tour of Turkey, stage 2; Hampsten on the Extreme Weather Protocol: I’m seeing bike racing turn into numbers, not glorious battles; How the Race Was Won: 2016 Liège-Bastogne-Liège; Michael Rogers announces immediate retirement from cycling due to ongoing heart issues; Rivera, Powless win Joe Martin Stage Race; Sagan returns to mountain bike racing; Colorado pro cyclist’s memory gone after crash; 2017 Tour de France start details emerge; Strava launches Global Bike to Work Day to help improve cycling infrastructure; Video: Orica-GreenEdge backstage pass: Liège-Bastogne-Liège; Video: Life as a pro mechanic

Rivera, Powless win Joe Martin Stage Race

by CyclingTips

Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) and Neilson Powless (Axeon Hagens Berman) took the overall wins at the Joe Martin Stage Race in Arkansas, the first big UCI stage race of the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour.

In the women’s race Rivera, a former criterium national champion, used her sprinting ability to win from field sprints in the two road stages. She finished second on the final criterium stage to secure the win.

On the men’s side it came down to in-race time bonuses on the final criterium stage, with 19 year-old Powless winning two and finishing second to clinch the overall.

“This is awesome,” Powless said. “It pretty much all came down to the time bonuses. I knew going into the last lap that I didn’t have enough seconds to take the win. So Geoffrey Curran gave me a full lap lead out to the base of the climb. I was going back and forth all the way to the line with Travis McCabe (Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team) and Carlos Alzate (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team). It came down to a bike length between the three of us as we all threw our bikes at the line.”

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 24th April 2016

1. us
RIVERA Coryn
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Women’s Team
06:05:24
2. nz
VILLUMSEN Linda
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Women’s Team
0:02
3. us
STEPHENS Lauren
Team TIBCO -SVB
0:12

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 24th April 2016

1. us
POWLESS Neilson
Axeon Hagens Berman
09:44:30
2. ca
ELLSAY Nigel
Silber Pro Cycling
0:04
3. co
ACEVEDO CALLE Janier Alexis
Team Jamis
0:05
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