Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 15, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Sagan extends record with victory on stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse; Roglic wins prologue of Ster ZLM Toer; Romano wins stage 6 of the U23 Giro d’Italia; Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen loses fight against leukaemia; British Cycling discrimination report released amid claims of whitewash; Cookson ‘would be surprised’ if rumoured rivals for UCI presidency stand for election; Deutsch carves out Trans Am lead, records on the line; Trek expands endurance range with new entry-level Domane AL aluminum models; Video: Peter Sagan press conference after stage 5 of the 2017 Tour de Suisse; Video: Tour de Suisse 2017 – full prologue of Peter Sagan; Video: Disc Brakes Vs Rim Brakes with Chris Hoy; Video: how not to watch a bike race; Sagan’s Suisse celebration.

Roglic wins prologue of Ster ZLM Toer

by VeloClub

Denying Quick Step Floors rider Marcel Kittel after the German had sat in the hot seat for much of the afternoon, Primoz Roglic (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) won the opening prologue of the Ster ZLM Toer. The Slovenian time trial specialist was last rider to go and beat the former world under 23 bronze medallist by three seconds in the 7.5 kilometre test, held in Westkapelle in the Netherlands.

Kittel’s teammate Maximilian Schachmann was fractions of seconds behind him, netting third.

“This type of time trial is not my favourite,” Roglic said after his fifth win of the year. “I usually like those with more hills on the course. But when I start, I’ll do my best and today it was enough for the victory. But if I am, I am doing my best and today was that enough for the victory.”

He had just returned from an altitude camp in Sierra Nevada, and is riding the Ster ZLT Toer as his final buildup to the Tour de France.

“It is my first Tour and I’m going to do my best,” he said. “In the stages that suit me I will take my chances. There are two time trials in the Tour, one almost at the end in Marseille and of course the opening stage in Düsseldorf. I’ve dreams of the yellow Jersey, and we are on the right track. We have had a good preparation. It will be a beautiful Tour de France for our team.”

Prologue: Westkapelle > Westkapelle - Stage Result

Wednesday 14th June 2017

1. si
ROGLIC Primoz
Team LottoNL-Jumbo
00:08:04
2. de
KITTEL Marcel
Quick-Step Floors
0:03
3. de
SCHACHMANN Maximilian
Quick-Step Floors
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