Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

June 15, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Sagan extends record with victory on stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse; Roglic wins prologue of Ster ZLM Toer; Romano wins stage 6 of the U23 Giro d’Italia; Former UCI president Hein Verbruggen loses fight against leukaemia; British Cycling discrimination report released amid claims of whitewash; Cookson ‘would be surprised’ if rumoured rivals for UCI presidency stand for election; Deutsch carves out Trans Am lead, records on the line; Trek expands endurance range with new entry-level Domane AL aluminum models; Video: Peter Sagan press conference after stage 5 of the 2017 Tour de Suisse; Video: Tour de Suisse 2017 – full prologue of Peter Sagan; Video: Disc Brakes Vs Rim Brakes with Chris Hoy; Video: how not to watch a bike race; Sagan’s Suisse celebration.

Jon Aberasturi takes opening day honours at the Tour de Korea

by CyclingTips

Just as he did one year ago, Spaniard Jon Aberasturi (UKYO) has won the opening day of the Tour de Korea, proving strongest in the bunch kick that ended the stage.

Aberasturi was the first to launch his sprint on the wide road into Gunsan and no one was able to come around him. Nicolas Marini (Nippo-Vini Fantini) was second, Kyoung Ho Park (Geumsan Insam Cello) was third and Australia’s Scott Sunderland (IsoWhey-Swisswellness) finished fourth.

The UCI 2.1 Tour de Korea is contested over five stages, the first four of which are hilly but all seem to favour a bunch finish. The final stage is a flat jaunt around Seoul, concluding with four laps of a city-centre circuit.

Stage 1: Yeosu > Gunsan - Stage Result

Wednesday 14th June 2017

1. es
2. it
MARINI Nicolas
Nippo - Vini Fantini
3. kr
PARK Kyoung Ho
Geumsan Insam Cello