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Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 28, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gullen, Bradbury go 1-2 for JLT Condor on second stage of Tour de Taiwan; Wildcard invites named for Vuelta a España; Sagan critical of Terpstra in Gent-Wevelgem finale, motivated for Flanders; No penalty for Sagan sheltering in Gent-Wevelgem finale; Lotto Soudal looking to turn things around at Three Days of De Panne; Brasilian continental team previously suspended for multiple doping positives again in hot water; Increased security measures for Tour of Flanders; Cancellara talks about life and plans post-retirement; Van Avermaet’s Strava from Gent-Wevelgem win; Direct Energie sponsorship renewed for at least two years; Bus driver who pushed cyclist ordered to pay penalty; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Focus on ORICA-Scott; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Gent-Wevelgem highlights; Descending on a fixie.

Gullen, Bradbury go 1-2 for JLT Condor on second stage of Tour de Taiwan

by Mark Zalewski

The peloton enjoyed much better weather on the second stage of the Tour de Taiwan, with Sunday’s rain traded in for sunnier skies. The JLT Condor team also traded in a second place on the first stage with a 1-2 finish Monday, with James Gullen taking a solo win. Teammate Edmund Bradbury led the thinned-out peloton in a few seconds later, with stage one winner Edwin Avila Vanegas (Team Illuminate) taking third.

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“After yesterday’s stage and perfect riding from the team, we were disappointed a stage win didn’t come to fruition,” said team manager, Tim Kennaugh. “Today the riders were really focused to bring home a win. The team was working for Russell Downing, with the aim of positioning him for the intermediate sprints and take time bonuses and move him into the yellow jersey.”

“When it was clear that the group with Russ and Brenton wouldn’t make it back to us, Tim [Kennaugh] adapted our race plan and told us to ride for ourselves,” said Gullen. “I put in a big attack at 5km to go and got my head down, into time trial mode and went for the line”

The race continues tomorrow on a 118km stage and will be a welcomed change for the climbers, with a summit finish in Jiaobanshan Park.

Stage 2: Taipei > Taipei - Stage Result

Monday 27th March 2017

1. gb
GULLEN James
JLT Condor
02:41:50
2. gb
BRADBURY Edmund
JLT Condor
0:02
3. co
AVILA VANEGAS Edwin
Team Illuminate
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