Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 30, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins second stage of De Panne, Gilbert extends lead; Avila wins a second stage at Tour de Taiwan; Better than ever at Spring Classics, Durbridge sets his eyes on Flanders and Roubaix; Hall closes in on Allegaert as the Indian Pacific Wheel Race approaches its final 1,000km; Keukeleire out of De Panne with Achilles injury; 15 riders, including stage winner Gilbert, fined for riding sidewalks at De Panne opener; Gamesmanship between Quick-Step Floors and Sagan heading into Flanders; Van Avermaet confident heading into Flanders; Bouhanni extends with Cofidis for two years; Gaviria leaves Classics to focus on Giro; Team Sunweb gives injury updates; Bernard Hinault inducted into Giro hall of fame; Phil Gaimon’s “Worst Retirement Ever,” episode 1: Palomar; Cross is not coming (yet).

Avila wins a second stage at Tour de Taiwan

by Mark Zalewski

Edwin Avila (Team Illuminate) took his second stage win of the Tour de Taiwan Wednesday, ahead of Benjamin Prades Reverter (Team UKYO) and Alan Marangoni (Nippo-Vini Fantini).

“To say it was a collective team effort would be an understatement,” the team said.

“From the start of the race all the riders worked well together and sacrificed themselves one-by-one in order to place Edwin in a position to challenge for the win. This team effort played out well as Edwin was able sprint to his second stage win of the race.”

The yellow leader’s jersey will once again be passed around, as it has after every stage, this time to second place on the day Prades Reverter.

Stage 4: Nantou > Nantou - Stage Result

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