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Valverde leads Catalunya; De Vos on top in Langkawi: Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

March 21, 2018

In today’s Daily News Digest: Valverde wins Stage 2 sprint at Catalunya, moves into GC lead; Canadian Adam de Vos (Rally Cycling) solos to Stage 3 win, GC lead at Tour de Langkawi; Cape Epic: Cannondale men, Specialized women win again on Stage 2; Autonomous Uber car kills cyclist walking bike across road in Arizona; Stage 3 summit finish at Volta a Catalunya is cancelled; 2018 Colorado Classic announces route details in Vail; Shimano patents disc rotor cover; Steele von Hoff back racing four weeks after breaking his backl Santa Cruz bring back Blur and revamp HighBall cross-country bikes; RockyMounts issues voluntary recall of SplitRail and MonoRail hitch racks; Video: World champ Jolanda Neff’s impressive wheelie; Video: 1928 Penny Farthing Race in London.

Stage 3 summit finish at Volta a Catalunya is cancelled

by Shane Stokes

The Volta a Catalunya was due to have its first summit finish on Wednesday, but this has instead been cancelled. According to CyclingPro.Net, concern over high winds and possible avalanches has led the organisers to curtail the route and leave out that final climb.

The race will instead come to a conclusion in Camprodon, approximately 25 kilometres from the original location. That will still see the riders scale two category one climbs, but the high finish will now be absent.

There had been concern about the Vallter 2000 conclusion to the stage due to snow on the climb in recent days. However it appears that the winds are an equal concern. The race will still have two tough mountain days on Thursday and Friday.