Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

August 7, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Alexander Kristoff and Marianne Vos crowned European road champions; Mikel Landa takes out the Vuelta a Burgos; Peta Mullens, Chris Jongewaard take Australian Cyclocross titles; James Hayden wins the fifth Transcontinental Race; Cameron Meyer rejoins Orica-Scott in three-year deal; Andrey Amador injured in training crash; Lucas Hamilton targeting Tour de l’Avenir success; Ruth Corset on retirement and her career of two halves; Worst race ever? CCB duo survives rough Tour of Qinghai Lake; Former British champion Tim Harris and his Belgian Seat of Learning.

Rob Britton victorious at the Tour of Utah

by CyclingTips

Canadian Rob Britton (Rally) has won the 2017 Tour of Utah after taking the lead in the stage 3 individual time trial and defending it through to the finish.

Britton came into the weekend’s final two stages with a lead of 26 seconds. But with the race’s queen stage looming it would be no easy feat to maintain his advantage.

Stage 6 finished at the Snowbird Resort with Bardiani-CSF duo of Giulio Ciccone and Simone Sterbini going 1-2 on the stage. Britton finished in fifth, 44 seconds down, but didn’t lose any time on his main GC rivals.

The peloton took to the streets of Salt Lake City for a final-stage circuit race on Sunday and it was Marco Canola (Nippo – Vini Fantini) that managed to get away late and hold off the charging bunch. Britton finished sixth, just two seconds down — enough to hold on for the biggest success of his career.