Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

May 22, 2017

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Tom Dumoulin leads the Giro d’Italia into its third rest day, Jungels wins stage 15; George Bennett wins the Amgen Tour of California; Ashleigh Moolman wins the Emakumeen XXX Bira with final-stage victory; Edvald Boasson Hagen rides to third Tour of Norway title; Jonathan Hivert victorious at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon; Daniel Summerhill claims Tour of Japan prologue; Sarah Roy takes out the SwissEver GP Cham – Hagendorn; Adam Hansen continues at the Giro despite hand injury; Tanel Kangert abandons the Giro after horror crash; Riccardo Riccò facing prosecution for allegedly supplying drugs to amateur rider; Katusha-Alpecin team staff suspended for sewage dump; Orica-Scott Backstage Pass — stage 15.

Edvald Boasson Hagen rides to third Tour of Norway title

by CyclingTips

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) has secured a third overall victory at his home race, the Tour of Norway, after two stage wins at the 2.HC event.

Boasson Hagen book-ended the tour with victories on stage 1 and stage 5, the second of those moving the 30-year-old from second overall back into the overall lead.

Boasson Hagen had gone into the final stage knowing that if he finished the stage on the podium, and overall leader Pieter Weening (Roompot) didn’t, Boasson Hagen would take the overall victory. On a hilly circuit around the Norwegian capital of Oslo, Dimension Data helped keep the breakaway in check, setting the stage up for a bunch kick.

Despite crashing during the final stage, Boasson Hagen was able to sprint to victory on the day and in the general classification. Simon Gerrans (Orica-Scott) was second on the stage, adding to two third places, a fourth place, and his second overall.

Earlier in the weekend Pieter Weening won stage 3 to move into the overall lead and then Dylan Groenegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) claimed stage 4 in a bunch sprint.