Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 6, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: By a hair! Kittel takes photo-finish sprint over Coquard at Tour de France; Giro Rosa Round-up: Tiffany Cromwell outsprints them all in stage 4, Stevens stays in pink; Canty wins first climbing stage of Tour of Austria; Australian Olympic cycling team announced; UCI ‘happy to collaborate’ with others in fighting motor use; Tour leader Sagan on safety in the bunch: ‘I don’t want to fight with sprinters and also GC riders’; Bouhanni suing over fight; Brailsford says Cummings’ complaint should be heard; Rihs: BMC Racing Team is holding out for a backer like Apple; Anna van der Breggen to join Boels-Dolmans in 2017; Doug Ryder on a rejuvenated Mark Cavendish: ‘What a f**king legend’; Tour de France, stage 4 recap; Etixx-QuickStep before, after stage 3; Between stages with Giant-Alpecin; Cavendish waiting for photo finish results; Kittel exhausted

Giro Rosa Round-up: Tiffany Cromwell outsprints them all in stage 4, Stevens stays in pink

by Jeanine Laudy

Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon-SRAM) made it two in a row for the Aussies in the Giro Rosa, after Chloe Hosking (Wiggle-High5) won yesterday’s bunch sprint. Lensworld-Zannata’s Maria Giulia Confalonieri came very close in the final meters, but it was Cromwell with her hands (well, one hand) in the air.

“It was amazing,” said Cromwell. “I thought I started my sprint too early but the team has put me in the best place at the best time. I have made the best birthday present to myself for tomorrow.”

Cromwell has had a rough season and will be notified any moment whether she made the Australian Olympic team. Earlier she said about that:

“I (…) know that I haven’t really proven myself in the past couple of months. So if I make the [Olympic] team, awesome, if I don’t, there are plenty more bike races and another Olympics in four years time. I’ll be disappointed, of course, but it’s not the end of the world if I’m not selected.” It’s safe to say she has proven herself today.

The top 5 in the Giro Rosa GC hasn’t changed, with Evelyn Stevens (Boels-Dolmans) still in the pink jersey. Teammate Megan Guarnier got a little closer to her though, now only 13 seconds behind. Mara Abbott (Wiggle-High5) dropped from sixth to eighth and is now 50 seconds behind Stevens.

Stage 4: Costa Volpino > Lovere - Stage Result

Tuesday 5th July 2016

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CROMWELL Tiffany
Canyon SRAM Racing
02:02:24
2. it
CONFALONIERI Maria Giulia
Lensworld - Zannata
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3. fr
BIANNIC Aude
Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
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