Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 19, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: In photo finish, Sagan snatches third stage win at 2016 Tour de France; Dowsett wins final stage TT, Wellens takes overall Poland; Mareczko wins in another sprint at Tour of Qinghai Lake; Trek: Mollema can continue to improve in the future; Successful back surgery for Theuns; Dombrowski extends with Cannondale-Drapac; New Irish ProContinental team for 2017; Judge tells driver who hit cyclist he’d now have to cycle to work; Tour de France, stage 16 recap; Tour de France, stage 15 on-board highlights; United States of Criterium: Tulsa Tough; Life on the Tour: CyclingTips 2016 Tour de France Vlog, part 3; Revealed – riders’ musical tastes; OBE Backstage Pace, stage 15; 360° video – Last kilometer at the Mont Ventoux; Winning can be dangerous

Mareczko wins in another sprint at Tour of Qinghai Lake

by CyclingTips

Jakub Mareczko (Wilier – Southeast) won the second stage of the Tour of Qinghai Lake, beating beating five-time stage winner and last year’s points champion Marko Kump (Lampre – Merida) and Jesse Kerrison (State of Matter MAAP Racing) in the sprint.

Today no one fell down,” said Mareczko, citing yesterday’s massive pile-up at 2km to go when a spectator walked onto the course. “I hope it will be the same situation in the next stages because yesterday was a bad day, just like last year when I was forced to withdraw from injuries I suffered on this same stage.”

“This is my first win in the altitude,” he continued. “I hope to win more, but all stages are difficult. But this race is important for my career and I hope to finish this race for my personal growth as a cyclist.”

Second-place Kump was involved in the stage one crash, and felt it today. “It was a very difficult day,” admitted Kump. “My right ribs are hurting very badly, so much so that I found it difficult on the rougher sections of the road.”

Stage 2: Xining > Datong - Stage Result

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