Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 4, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Peter Sagan swaps rainbow stripes for yellow jersey with Stage 2 victory at Tour de France; Rosa Round-up: more Boels-Dolmans success as Evelyn Stevens wins stage 3 and takes pink; Tour of Austria kicks off with uphill prologue and field sprint stage; Cavendish wins opening stage of Tour de France, takes maillot jaune for first time; ‘It was a disaster’: Stage 2 puncture slashes Porte’s chances of Tour de France victory; The walking wounded: Stage 1 of Tour leaves its mark; Contador injured in Tour de France opener: ‘When I place my shoulder in a certain position I am worried’; Bennett soldiers on after stage 1 crash: ‘I could see the bone in my finger’; Mission accomplished: Cavendish completes long campaign to grab Tour yellow; Cookson on ASO-UCI deal, Bahrain team; Tramadol prevalent within the pro peloton, soon to be banned; Tour de France: Stage 2 recap; Tour de France: Stage 1 recap; Tour de France: Stage 1 on-board highlights; Tour de France: Stage 2 on-board highlights; How to launch the ‘Manx Missile’

Rosa Round-up: more Boels-Dolmans success as Evelyn Stevens wins stage 3 and takes pink

by Jeanine Laudy

Today’s break of the day was for Mia Radotic (BTC City Ljubljana) and Anna Trevisi (Ale Cipollini), who stayed away until 50 kilometers into the stage. It was thrilling to read that Trixi Worrack (Canyon-SRAM) then launched a solo attack at 75 kilometers, even though it wasn’t long-lived.

A small group, with all the favourites in it, rode away from the peloton inside the last 15 kilometers. They started the final climb to Montenars together.

Evelyn Stevens (Boels-Dolmans) reached the finish line first and won the third Giro Rosa stage in her career. Because teammate and pink jersey wearer Megan Guarnier arrived at the finish line 24 seconds behind, Stevens also took over the pink jersey from Guarnier.

Boels-Dolmans, Wiggle-High5 and Rabo-Liv fill the top 5 of today’s stage and as expected, these three teams will battle for the GC in the stages to come – with Claudia Lichtenberg (Lotto-Soudal) an outside favourite, as she doesn’t have an equally strong team to support her.

Stage 2: Tarcento > Montenars - Stage Result

Sunday 3rd July 2016

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Rabobank-Liv Woman Cycling Team


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