Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 11, 2016

In Thursday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cancellara smashes Rio time trial to take second Olympic gold medal; Experience pays off in gold as Kristin Armstrong wins rainy Olympic time trial; Trentin takes Tour de l’Ain opener; Hosking wins Route de France sprint; WorldTour teams vote to skip the TTT world championships; Human rights group urges UCI to reject Bahrain-Merida team; Giant-Alpecin signs young talent; Possible tensions between Cavendish and Wiggins on eve of track start; Italian anti-doping authorities test under 13 youths; Yorkshire a possible host for European championships; Dan Craven uses Twitter to decide on Olympic TT start; From bobsled track to velodrome; Route de France on-board highlights; Calculate your VO2 max; BMX rider Daniel Dhers rides salt ramps

Hosking wins Route de France sprint

by CyclingTips

Chloe Hosking (Wiggle High5) took the field sprint on the third stage of the Route de France ahead of Elise Delzenne (Lotto Soudal) and stage two winner Roxane Fournier (Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86).

A crash with less than 25km to go affected some of the sprint contenders, including Hoskings and race leader Amy Pieters.

“It was a bit of a crazy stage actually,” Hosking said. “There were a lot of crashes, so both Amy Pieters and I came down in a crash. But Amy got back up quickly — better than me a little bit — and I just made my way back, and was probably back in the peloton with 20km to go. Then the girls did a really fantastic job, putting me in position for the sprint.”

Her Wiggle High5 teammate retains the overall lead with a 10 second advantage.

Tomorrow’s time trial stage will be a decisive one as the top-25 are separated by less than a minute.

Stage 3: Saint Sauveur > Nevers - Stage Result

Wednesday 10th August 2016

1. au
HOSKING Chloe
Wiggle High5
02:29:59
2. fr
DELZENNE Elise
Lotto Soudal Ladies
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3. fr
FOURNIER Roxane
Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86
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