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by Neal Rogers
July 22, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen solos from breakaway to win Stage 19 at Tour de France; Huffman, Rose win Cascade time trial as Mannion, Dragoo move into GC lead; Froome: Landa could challenge for Tour de France victory in 2018; Phil Anderson breaks collarbone, ribs in cycling accident; Gaviria injured training, suffers hematoma to calf muscle that requires surgery; Cannondale-Drapac announces new partnership with global media giant Oath; Garmin acquires cycling aerodynamics company Alphamantis Technologies; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 19 highlights.
Visit Dallas DNA’s Claire Rose continued to display the fantastic form she’s been enjoying most of the season with a win at the Skyliner Individual Time Trial in Bend Oregon. The British national champion completed the 14.1mi/22km course with a time of 31:58, 54 seconds faster than second place Allie Dragoo (Twenty20). Dragoo’s teammate, Jasmin Duehring finished in third place, 1’07” back.
“I thought I did I really good ride,” said Rose, who is in her second year as a professional. “I gave it everything going up the hill, paced myself and I’m really pleased.”
Dragoo’s time moved her up into the lead of the overall classification, 24 seconds ahead of Sara Poidevin (Rally Cycling). Duehring is in third place, a further three seconds back.
“I think this race is so great,” said Dragoo, who has raced the Cascade Classic four times. “It’s really about keeping it all together through Sunday because that course on Sunday is no joke. The goal is to race hard and have fun and be leaders out there.”
Former race leader Kristi Lay (Rally) will swap yellow for polka dots as the leader of the mountains classification. Lay’s teammate, Sara Bergen is still in the green jersey and Poidevin will wear the white jersey tomorrow as the leader in the best young rider competition.