Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

July 13, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Another sprint, another victory for Kittel, who takes fifth stage of Tour de France; Brennauer off to winning start in Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour; Tough day at Tour for Astana: Feed zone crash takes out Cataldo as Fuglsang fractures wrist, elbow; Oh-so-close for Bodnar on Stage 11 of Tour de France; Groenewegen keeps improving, finishes second behind Kittel in Pau; Contador struggling to reconcile recurring bad luck at Tour de France; Stranger Tour? Sagan promotes Netflix as he readies to ‘race in the upside down’; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 11 highlights; Video: Backstage Pass with Orica-Scott at Stage 10 of the Tour de France; Video: What’s it like to be a mechanic at the Tour de France?

Tough day at Tour for Astana: Feed zone crash takes out Cataldo as Fuglsang fractures wrist, elbow

by Neal Rogers

At 107km into Stage 11 of the Tour de France, a crash in the feed zone claimed Astana’s Dario Cataldo, and has jeopardized the GC hopes of teammate Jakob Fuglsang.

Somewhat unexpectedly, Cataldo, who abandoned the race after the crash, was negative for any fractures, while Fuglsang, who finished the stage, was shown to have a fracture to his wrist and elbow.

Fuglsang, who won the overall at the Criterium du Dauphine in June, is sitting fifth overall, 1:37 behind race leader Chris Froome (Team Sky), while teammate Fabio Aru is second, just 18 seconds down.

With the race’s second summit finish on tap Thursday in the Pyrenees, the Astana team stated Wednesday that Fuglsang would take the start for Stage 12, which features the climb up to the Col de Menté, the Port de Balès and a new final climb to Peyragudes.