In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Wout van Aert stuns to win his third-straight CX world title; Sanne Cant takes back-to-back CX world titles; Esteban Chaves wins the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Sam Crome claims the final stage; Alejandro Valverde wins the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana; Sergio Henao takes his second-straight Colombian road title; Tony Gallopin wins Etoile de Besseges with final-stage victory; UCI announces use of video commissaires in biggest road races; Giro organisers want guarantee Froome’s results will be valid; Vincenzo Nibali set for new challenge at the Tour of Flanders; Hong Kong businessman Adam Kwok invests in Mitchelton-BikeExchange; Esteban’s Extras; Live-stream slip-up.
Van Aert and Cant win CX Worlds; Chaves wins the Sun Tour: Daily News Digest
Sergio Henao (Sky) will wear the yellow, blue and red stripes of Colombian champion for another season after defending his national title on Sunday.
This was the moment that Sergio Henao crossed the line to win the Colombian national road race title for a second successive year #TeamSkyEnColombia
— Team Sky (@TeamSky) February 4, 2018
Henao was part of a three-man breakaway on the final lap of a tough circuit around Medellin before he broke clear on his own, riding away to win solo by 45 seconds ahead of Oscar Quiroz (Bicicletas Strongman). Diego Ochoa (EPM) finished third another seven seconds in arrears.
“The teamwork was spectacular,” Henao said. “First with Sebastian [Henao], he gave everything for me, and then the hard work of Egan Bernal — ‘wonderboy’ as I call him — who has just won the ITT title.
“We controlled the break in which there were strong riders. But with the work of Sebastian and then Egan and other teams we have been able to control the gap and remain in contention for the victory. At the end I was in a little group and I found the strength to attack, then I just had to give everything until the finish line.”
“It’s another year with this jersey. It’s not easy to win it twice!”
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