Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 10, 2016

In Wednesday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Fournier wins photo finish in Route de France, stage 3; Vos’ touching gesture for Annemiek van Vleuten; Australian women’s team pursuit squad crashes in training; UCI defends Olympics road race course; Sondre Holst Enger to AG2R La Mondiale; Timmer, Stamsnijder extend with Giant-Alpecin; Nikolas Maes joins Lotto-Soudal; Preview: What you need to know about the men’s time trial at the Rio Olympics; Team Africa Rising helps first Eritrean female cyclist to race professionally in the United States; Study: Pro cyclists better at resisting mental fatigue; Police: Cyclist at fault in deadly collision; Dan Craven ‘live-tweets’ during Olympic road race; Cavendish on Olympics: Third Time Lucky or Fail Again; Actress Leslie Jones on the women’s road race finish

Fournier wins photo finish in Route de France, stage 3

by CyclingTips

Roxane Fournier (Poitou-Charentes.Futuroscope.86) won the second stage of the Route de France, narrowly beating Floortje Mackaij (Team Liv-Plantur) in a field sprint. This is Mackaij’s second runner-up finish in as many days. Chloe Hosking (Wiggle High5) finished third.

The flat but technical course was made more challenging with a lot of wind, causing a split in the peloton. 43 riders made the selection including many of the overall favourites, and stayed away for the finish.

Amy Pieters (Wiggle High5) remains in the overall lead.

Janneke Ensing (Parkhotel Valkenburg) takes the first QOM jersey of the race.

Stage 2: Breuillet > Saint Benoit sur Loire - Stage Result

Tuesday 9th August 2016

1. fr
2. nl
MACKAIJ Floortje
Team Liv-Plantur
3. au
Wiggle High5