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by Caley Fretz
March 24, 2018
In today’s Daily News Digest: Terpstra takes a solo win at E3 Harelbeke; Pantano wins stage 5 of the Volta a Catalunya; Cavendish out of Commonwealth Games; First rider reaches halfway point in Australia crossing; Luca Pacioni wins again in Langkawi; Bont’s premium Helix now ready for sale; Leads consolidated in Cape Epic TT; Gracie Elvin living the Ronde like a local; How to make a hamburger with Jasper Stuyven
Niki Terpstra stood on the shoulders of his QuickStep Floors teammates to take a solo victory at E3 Harelbeke. His teammate Philippe Gilbert was second ahead of BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet.
Terpstra escaped with teammate Yves Lampaert with over 70km remaining, riding through the day’s breakaway and holding off a charging group of favorites alone in the final kilometers.
It was a race dominated by QuickStep’s willingness to use its strength and use it early, and provided a glimpse of the team’s impressive collective form heading into the biggest one-day races of the spring season.
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