Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 10, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Marini wins fourth stage at Tour of Taihu Lake; Dimension Data set to remain in WorldTour as UCI increases maximum number of teams; WorldTour lite? Participation not mandatory for UCI WorldTeams at 10 new WorldTour events; Marianne Vos reunites with team director Jeroen Blijlevens; Nikki Brammeier recounts dealing with concussion after crash; Brailsford, British Cycling to be questioned by Parliament; New RCS Medigroup president considers auctioning Giro TV rights; Lars van der Haar out with leg injury; JLT-Condor signs Brenton Jones; Team CCB International announces roster; British time trial events see more testing, no positives; Amateur cyclist admits to doping; American racer loses bet, gets tattoo of New Zealand; Final stages of Tour of Southland; Snow Bike Festival, Gstaad 2017 trailer; Never have a flat again?

Marini wins fourth stage at Tour of Taihu Lake

by CyclingTips

Nicholas Marini (Nippo-Vini Fantini) won the fourth stage sprint at the Tour of Taihu Lake, ahead of double stage winner and points leader Jakub Mareczko (Wilier – Southeast) and Leonardo Duque (Delko Marseille Provence KTM).

The 117.4 kilometre stage featured a breakaway but the closing 18km circuits gave the stronger ProContinental squads ample opportunity to bring it back and set the table for the sprinters.

The surprising result came from third place Duque, who finished second on the tough uphill finish the day before and sits in third overall. The former WorldTour pro is racing the final race of his career.

“This is my last race — Saturday, I hang it up,” he told Ciclismo Internacional. “I made the decision to stop myself. I had contacted the teams but racing only to take a salary, it’s not my thing. This is the right time to turn the page.”

Australian Cameron Bayly (Attaque Team Gusto) remains in the overall lead.

Stage 4: Wujiang > Wujiang - Stage Result

Wednesday 9th November 2016

1. it
MARINI Nicolas
Nippo - Vini Fantini
2. it
Wilier - Southeast
3. fr
DUQUE Leonardo
Delko Marseille Provence KTM