Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 3, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Greipel takes sprint win at Tour de Luxembourg; Jaramillo takes stage win at Tour of Japan; Gilbert leaving BMC after 2016; Henao set to make return at Dauphiné; Citing Zika virus, pregnant wife, van Garderen withdraws name from Olympic selection; UCI announces women’s Olympic road events allocations; Comedy of errors at Tour of Ukraine; Sagan enjoying an active rest period; Axel Merckx talks about his team’s recent success; Mid-ride with Koen de Kort; Mountain biker nearly falls off cliff

Greipel takes sprint win at Tour de Luxembourg

by CyclingTips

André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) continued his run of sprint victories, taking the first road stage of the Tour de Luxembourg. Adam Blythe (Tinkoff) and Amaury Capiot (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise) rounded out the podium.

Tour de Luxembourg 2016 - stage 1

The expectation for a field sprint was quite evident, as only three riders even attempted a breakaway and then only managed a maximum gap of a few minutes.

BMC controlled the gap early but soon had help from sprinter’s teams like Lotto Soudal and Orica-GreenEdge.

The win gives Griepel the green sprinter’s jersey while race leader Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC) finished in the field and retained his overall lead.

Friday’s 162.8km from Rosport to Schifflange finishes on the Col de Schifflange, a short climb but with a gradient of up to 17 percent.

Stage 1: Luxembourg > Hesperange - Stage Result

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