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.

Romano wins stage 6 of the U23 Giro d’Italia

by VeloClub

The Italian rider Francesco Romano (Team Palazzago Amaru) clocked up a home victory on stage 6 of the under 23 Giro d’Italia/Baby Giro on Wednesday, reaching the line in Francavilla al Mare one second ahead of compatriot Massimo Rosa (Team Hoppla’ Petroli). Indeed it was a day for the Italians, with third-placed rider Filippo Zaccanti (Colpack) – 27 seconds back – plus those from fifth to eighth also from the host country.

He was part of a 15 rider group which went clear early on and padded its advantage to over three minutes. He then pushed ahead in the finale to win.

Overall leader Pavel Sivakov (BMC Development Team) plus his closest rival Lucas Hamilton (Michelton-Scott), Scott Davies (Team Wiggins) and Jai Hindley (Michelton-Scott) all missed the move and finished over one minute and 50 seconds back. However they had enough time in hand not to be threatened by those out front.

Davies lost five seconds in the finale and consequently has conceded his third place overall to Hindley. Sivakov is 14 seconds ahead of Hamilton and 26 up on Hindley, with Davies 39 seconds back.

With just one stage remaining the race leader knows he is on the verge of a major victory, and is relatively confident. “The hardest day is coming. Tomorrow is 150 kilometres, with a super-hard climb in the final. It is going to be tough and a nice battle with the GC contenders. Today was already super-hard with a super-hard climb, but I did it. I kept the pink. Tomorrow we will see – I hope to be good and to win the Giro.”

Stage 6: Castalincontrada > Francavilla al Mare - Stage Result

Wednesday 14th June 2017

1. it
ROMANO Francesco
03:21:49
2. it
ROSA Massimo
0:01
3. it
ZACCANTI Filippo
0:17
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