Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 27, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Teuns wins Tour de Wallonie as BMC takes third stage win; Q&A with Jonathan Vaughters: Cannondale-Drapac ‘pulled off something incredible’ at Tour de France; Katusha-Alpecin extends with Kochetkov, Belkov; Cretti’s condition slowly improves following crash; Sky set to sign Baby Giro winner Sivakov; Movistar announces Vuelta shortlist; Canberra plans to celebrate Matthews’ green jersey victory; Petition circulating to ban cyclists from highways following cyclist death; Sagan shaves head; British man taking elderly for bike rides; Froome helps fan propose marriage; Video: The Ride; Video: La Thuile Superenduro.

Teuns wins Tour de Wallonie as BMC takes third stage win

by Mark Zalewski

BMC added to a strong performance at the Tour de Wallonie with Dylan Teuns taking the final stage and the overall win to add to the previous two stage wins for the team.

Courtesy: BMC Racing Team

“I’m not sure if I can believe what I have just achieved. It hasn’t really sunk in yet. It’s an amazing feeling,” said Teuns.

“The main goal today was the GC but to take the stage win as well is incredible. It couldn’t have been a better day, and everything went perfectly. The guys did a fantastic job again. There was one rider in the breakaway who was dangerous overall so we couldn’t let them go too far up the road. We needed to keep the gap under control but, in the end, we still had guys in the final. I am so proud of the team. They did everything for me.”

“Coming into this race, we knew everybody was in great shape, and they showed that all the work they have put in over their mid-season break has paid off. Everyone should take a lot of confidence from how they were riding this week,” said Sports Director Marco Pinotti.

“The team did an incredible job today, and in the end, Dylan Teuns showed that he is in great form. I am really happy for him. It was a bit of a nervous start, but we expected that. After 35km, a strong five-rider breakaway formed and it included one rider who was dangerous in terms of the GC. Immediately, we put Miles Scotson and Floris Gerts on the front, and they did a very good job of controlling the race and managed to keep the gap to around three minutes. I was really impressed with the work of everyone today. When the race came back together, we saw that it was a good opportunity for Dylan to go for the stage win and Jempy Drucker and Loïc Vliegen gave up their own opportunities to work for him. A piece of the yellow jersey belongs to everyone after today.”

Final Classification: > - Stage Result

Wednesday 26th July 2017

1. be
TEUNS Dylan
BMC Racing Team
21:19:34
2. be
VAN DER SANDE Tosh
Lotto Soudal
0:43
3. fr
THOMAS Benjamin
Equipe Cycliste Armée de Terre
0:54
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