Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 27, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Matteo Trentin wins Wallonie stage 4; Kump gets first win of season on stage 9 of Tour of Qinghai Lake; IOC: ‘No presumption of innocence for Russian athletes’; Herstory: Female Olympic winners past to present – Part 2; Tinkoff team budget analysis; Wiggins picks Froome to win Rio time trial; Dumoulin back on the bike, hopeful for Rio; Froome to race Vuelta after Olympics; Cavendish on Rio: ‘This is about making every single pedal rev count’; Final Tour de France prize money list; Nairo Quintana time lapse video; Mini-team Sky celebrates

Kump gets first win of season on stage 9 of Tour of Qinghai Lake

by Aaron S. Lee

The typically stoic Slovenian Marko Kump (Lampre-Merida) managed to crack a smile through his soot-covered face following a stage 9 win over previous stage winner Nicolas Marini (Nippo-Vini Fantini) in the second straight photo finish of the 15th Tour of Qinghai Lake.

Last year’s points champion and five-time stage winner picked up his first win of the season since joining Lampre-Merida from the Slovenian UCI Continental team Adria-Mobil prior the Tour Down Under in January.

“It is a nice feeling to stand on top of the podium again,” said Kump, who now has 13 pro wins to his palmarés. “I think I was pretty close a few times, but after a difficult start to the first part of the season, it’s nice to be back.”

The 27-year-old former Tinkoff-Saxo rider said he’s felt no pressure from Lampre, but admits his own expectations have certainly crossed his mind. “I didn’t feel any pressure from the team,” he said. “However, I wanted to perform well and to show that I can win. I hope this is going to be much easier now.”

Ukrainian Vitaliy Buts (Kolss-BDC) maintains his grip on both the yellow leaders jersey and the green points jersey, with teammate and stage 6 winner Sergiy Lagkuti in second place overall, one second behind Buts.

Stage 9: Tianshui > Tianshui - Stage Result

Tuesday 26th July 2016

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KUMP Marko
Lampre - Merida
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MARINI Nicolas
Nippo - Vini Fantini
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GIDICH Yevgeniy
Vino 4ever SKO