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by Matt de Neef
September 11, 2017
In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Vuelta, Trentin claims final stage; Sagan, Ulissi victorious at Canadian Grand Prix; Lars Boom wins the Tour of Britain; Jolien d’Hoore wins the Madrid Challenge; Lucy Kennedy wins the Tour de l’Ardeche; Swiss dominate XCO at Mountain Bike Worlds in Cairns; Cannondale-Drapac announces EF Education First as 2018 title sponsor; Michael Woods signs for another two years with Slipstream Sports; Former Olympic medallist Leontien van Moorsel accused of EPO use; Storybook ending – Contador goes out on top, wins final summit finish of his career; Neilson Powless signs with LottoNL-Jumbo; US men’s Road Worlds line-up announced; Bike thief foiled at Gold Coast cycling event; The best of the Vuelta.
Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) and Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) have emerged victorious from the Canadian Grand Prix races, the world champion winning in Quebec and Ulissi winning in Montreal.
Sagan’s win was his 11th of the season and the 100th of his career and it was taken in typically Saganesque style. Seemingly out of position in the uphill drag to the line, Sagan came from a long way back and when he hit the front no one was able to catch him. Frequent sparring partners Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and Michael Matthews (Sunweb) were second and third respectively.
“It’s very nice. One hundred is some special number,” said Sagan of his Friday victory. “Maybe better if you can live 100 years! Well, it’s very nice but it’s never enough you know. Because one time you are happy with something, and you don’t grow up. You have to grow up always.”
In the GP de Montreal on Sunday, a six-man group got clear in the final kilometre of the race and managed to hold on to the line. Ulissi won the sprint from that group, beating out Jesus Herrada (Movistar) and Tom-Jelte Slagter (Cannondale-Drapac) to take his second victory of the season.
Van Avermaet led home the bunch in seventh, ahead of Matthews and Sagan.