Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 9, 2016

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In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Diego Rosa solos to Basque stage five win, GC battle heats up; Allie Dragoo wins Energiewacht stage three; Lobato takes final stage as Fournier wins overall at Circuit Cycliste Sarthe; Mara Abbott takes Oak Glen summit finish, but uncertain to continue Redlands after mid-race crash; Sepp Kuss wins summit finish at Redlands Classic as Janier Acevedo takes GC lead; Redlands Rider Diary Stage 2: “Going toe to toe with some of the world’s best climbers is the most humbling thing ever”; Shrugging off fear: How Belgium and cycling have responded to the Brussels attacks; Roadtripping Wellington: Exploring the Rimutaka Trail; Preview: What you should know before watching the 2016 Paris-Roubaix; Paris-Roubaix: Moments in History; Icons of cycling: La Trouée d’Arenberg, Paris-Roubaix’s toughest cobbles; Surprise! Phil Gaimon’s racing Paris-Roubaix; The data behind William Clarke’s stage wins at Tour of Taiwan; Britain 200 Years Behind On Cycling.

Roadtripping Wellington: Exploring the Rimutaka Trail

by Wade Wallace

CyclingTips‘ next installment in the Roadtrippng series features New Zealand, which the author says is often overlooked due to its distance from nearly everywhere. But that this would be a mistake to make as the infrastructure and facilities for cyclists are worth the trip.

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About 200 metres offshore we see a pod of dolphins and an orca peacefully peering through the top of the deep blue ocean as if they knew we were there. Such a majestic sight would be a rarity on a bike ride in any other place on Earth, but it’s a common sight off the coast of the Rimutaka Trail.

Wellington is located at the very bottom on New Zealand’s North Island and is known for its strong winds and unfavourable weather. But when you talk to locals, you get the sense it’s not as bad as its reputation might suggest. I’ve been there twice in my life, for a total of six days, and I’ve yet to see anything that would make me want to leave.

Click through to read the feature at CyclingTips.

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Today’s feature images is from Kristof Ramon, showing Alexander Kristoff recon riding the cobbles of sector 18: Trouée d’Arenberg.

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