Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

August 8, 2016

In your Monday edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Anna van der Breggen takes gold in women’s Olympic road race; Greg van Avermaet sprints to road gold at Rio Olympics; Alberto Contador fires Vuelta warning shot with Vuelta a Burgos victory; Amy Pieters takes Route de France lead with prologue victory; Rui Vinhas wins the Volta a Portugal; Annemiek van Vleuten crashes out of Olympic medal contention in horror fall; Porte, Nibali and Henao all suffer fractures in men’s Olympic road race; Brazilian drug testing programme was halted in Olympics lead-up; Russian athletes banned from the Rio Paralympics; Roadtripping the Mawson Trail – the film.

Rui Vinhas wins the Volta a Portugal

by CyclingTips

Local rider Rui Vinhas (W52-FC Porto-Porto Canal) has taken out the Volta a Portugal after leading the 11-stage race for more than a week.

Vinhas moved into the lead back on stage 3 when he finished eighth from the day-long breakaway, nearly five minutes clear of the bunch. While his lead would slowly be eroded over the days to come, the 29-year-old would finish the UCI 2.1 event with a margin of more than 1:30.

Over the weekend Daniel Mestre (Efapel) added to his stage 2 victory with a win on a lumpy stage 9. And in the race’s final stage, Sunday’s stage 10 individual time trial, Spaniard Gustavo Cesar Veloso (W52-FC Porto-Porto Canal) took his third win of the race as W52-FC Porto-Porte Canal took four of the top five places on the stage.

Vinhas was fourth on the stage, 0:54 down on his stage-winning teammate, locking up the first stage-race victory in his career.

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Sunday 7th August 2016

1. pt
VINHAS Rui
W52-FC Porto-Porto Canal
40:57:56
2. es
VELOSO Gustavo Cesar
W52-FC Porto-Porto Canal
1:31
3. pt
SILVA Daniel
Rádio Popular Boavista
2:49
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