Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

May 22, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin leads the Giro d’Italia into its third rest day, Jungels wins stage 15; George Bennett wins the Amgen Tour of California; Ashleigh Moolman wins the Emakumeen XXX Bira with final-stage victory; Edvald Boasson Hagen rides to third Tour of Norway title; Jonathan Hivert victorious at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; Daniel Summerhill claims Tour of Japan prologue; Sarah Roy takes out the SwissEver GP Cham – Hagendorn; Adam Hansen continues at the Giro despite hand injury; Tanel Kangert abandons the Giro after horror crash; Riccardo Riccò facing prosecution for allegedly supplying drugs to amateur rider; Katusha-Alpecin team staff suspended for sewage dump; Orica-Scott Backstage Pass — stage 15.

Sarah Roy takes out the SwissEver GP Cham – Hagendorn

by CyclingTips

Former Australian criterium champion Sarah Roy (Orica-Scott) has taken first win of the 2017 season, sprinting to victory in the SwissEver GP Cham – Hagendorn in Switzerland.

Three breakaway riders led for much of the 112km circuit race, but they were caught by a reduced main field with 6km to go, setting things up for sprint. Roy took victory ahead of Stephanie Pohl (Cervelo-Bigla) and Arianna Fidanza (Astana) and later paid credit to her two teammates Alex Manly and Jess Allen.

“It feels awesome to win, especially when the girls turn themselves inside out for a result,” Roy said. “It was my job today to finish it off and that is what really motivated me.

“When I see my teammates drilling it on the front it gives me more confidence, maybe a few years ago I would feel the pressure of that but now it really helps me.

“Jess Allen and Alex Manly were pretty amazing today. When the trio gained a big advantage it was basically our responsibility to bring it back and the girls really committed. We weren’t sure if we would manage it but we did and they did a great lead-out for me in the finish so it feels so amazing to take the win.”

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