Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 23, 2017

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Trentin wins stage 4 of the Vuelta a España; Viviani wins stage one of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes; De Buyst sprints to victory in GP Stad Zottegem; Majka loses more time, Vuelta GC challenge is over; Valverde returns to road training, aiming to compete again before end of season; Quick-Step Floors signs Michael Morkov, extends with Devenyns; Gary Sutton takes up key track role with USA Cycling; Silca Tattico Bluetooth pump measures tire pressure with your smartphone; Seven Cycles introduces MATADOR gravel fork; Video: Chris Froome press conference after Vuelta a España stage 4

Strokau wins stage 5 of the Tour L’Avenir, Gamper becomes new race leader

by VeloClub

The general classification of the Tour de l’Avenir was upended on Tuesday when three riders gained almost four minutes on the main bunch. Belarussian competitor Vasili Strokau outsprinted Patrick Gamper (Austria) to the line, with Strokau’s teammate Ilya Volkau 13 seconds back in third.

The 157.1 kilometre stage between Montreuil-Bellay and Amboise was not particularly testing, in terms of terrain, but once the break got clear the bunch sat up and didn’t work to haul them back. As a result of that the trio were able to gain serious time.

Kristoffer Halvorsen (Norway) led in the main bunch three minutes and 49 seconds adrift. Overnight race leader Kasper Asgreen (Denmark) was in this group and dropped to third overall, with Gamper becoming the new race leader. Volkau is now second overall, one minute 23 seconds back. Asgreen is at three minutes 45 seconds.

Three Alpine stages come later in the week and will offer some of those who lost time today the opportunity to get back into the battle for yellow.

Stage 5: Montreuil-Bellay > Amboise - Stage Result

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