Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 31, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic; Rivera adds another win at Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic; Kwiatkowski sprints to win at Clásica Ciclista San Sebastian; Modolo sprints to win in Poland as van Poppel moves into lead; Sagan wins opening stage in Poland; Tragedy strikes during Transcontinental; Niewiadoma to join Canyon-SRAM in 2018; Tosatto joins Team Sky as sport director; Evans takes Subaru National Road Series lead; Amateur masters racer caught with motor in bike; Video: Morocco – Riding in the Atlas Mountains; Video: 2321 Bidons.

Sagan wins opening stage in Poland

by Mark Zalewski

World champ Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) returned to winning again at the Tour of Poland, taking the opening stage field sprint just ahead of Caleb Ewan (ORICA-Scott) and Danny van Poppel (Sky).

“I’m so happy to be back racing with a victory that follows my latest stage win a few weeks ago,” said Sagan. “I’d like to thank my teammates for their great work today, it was textbook performance and we scored an important win.

“Special thanks should also go to the entire team, manager Ralph Denk and all the sponsors that supported me after the setback at the Tour de France. The past is now behind us and we are fully focused on racing at the Tour de Pologne, but first we celebrate today’s victory.”

“It was a great victory, Peter showed that he is in a good shape,” said sport director Steffen Radochla. “I am really proud of the team they did a great job today and worked perfectly together. Erik crashed in the finale but he has no injuries.”

Sagan pulled on the first leader’s jersey with the win.

Stage 1: Kraków > Kraków - Stage Result

Saturday 29th July 2017

1. sk
BORA - hansgrohe
2. au
EWAN Caleb
3. nl
Team Sky