Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

April 10, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Greg Van Avermaet wins his first Monument at Paris-Roubaix; Alejandro Valverde victorious at the Tour of the Basque Country; Ellen van Dijk wins the Healthy Ageing Tour, Moberg takes final stage; Eddie Dunbar solos to victory in U23 Tour of Flanders; Tom Boonen closes his illustrious career with 13th at final Paris-Roubaix; Mat Hayman reflects on his 2017 Roubaix; Cyclist fighting for life after hit-run on Mornington Peninsula; Snow falls on Baw Baw Classic; Andre Boonen on his son Tom’s greatest moments; Inside the peloton at Paris-Roubaix.

Snow falls on Baw Baw Classic

by Matt de Neef

The Baw Baw Classic is a hard enough race as it is — a hilly, 100km slog through Victoria’s Gippsland region that ends at the top of the feared Mt. Baw Baw climb. But Sunday’s 2017 edition of the Victorian Road Series event was made even more challenging by thoroughly wintery conditions, including snow at the finish line.

Image: Ernesto Arriagada/Cycling Victoria

What a classic #bawbawclassic awful conditions #chartermasonracing

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Mat Ross (Drapac-Pat’s Veg) took out the elite men’s race, ahead of Rohan Dever (Oliver’s Real Food Racing) and teammate Drew Morey (Drapac-Pat’s Veg). In the elite women’s race Holden Women’s Racing Team had first and third with Lisen Hocking and Shannon Malseed, with Justin Barrow in second place.

For more photos from the race, from Ernesto Arriagada/Cycling Victoria, be sure to check out this Facebook gallery. Follow the link for results from all grades.