Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 11, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Grosu wins Tour of Taihu Lake, stage 5; Dimension Data Principal on WorldTour numbers: ‘The right decision was made for cycling’; Italian federation acquits all in ‘pay-to-race’ scheme; Baby Giro returning in 2017; Is a new Chinese WorldTour race in the works?; Opening round of Revolution Series Champions League cancelled; Rally Cycling adds Junior World Time Trial Champion Brandon McNulty; Cylance Pro Cycling completes roster with Marta Tagliaferro; Jan Dieteren making comeback after recovery from cancer; Linus Gerdemann pondering retirement; Julian Dean convicted of drunk driving; Downhill Taxco 2016 Course Preview.

Grosu wins Tour of Taihu Lake, stage 5

by CyclingTips

Eduard Michael Grosu (Nippo – Vini Fantini) beat Tino Thömel (RTS – Monton Racing) and Jakub Mareczko (Wilier – Southeast) in another field sprint at the Tour of Taihu Lake.

“How exciting to get back to winning,” he said. “I thank the team that worked with a train that can be described with one word: perfect. I thank them very much for their work.”

The longest stage of the race, at 148km, featured more tough conditions with cold, wind and rain battering the riders. A group of nine formed a breakaway but were caught inside the final 20km Darcy Ellerm-Norton (St. George Merida) was the last caught in a solo attempt that earned him most aggressive on the day.

The third place by Mareczko extends his lead in the points competition while race leader Cameron Bayly (Attaque Team Gusto) remains in the overall lead.

Stage 5: Nantong > Haimen - Stage Result

Thursday 10th November 2016

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GROSU Eduard Michael
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RTS - Monton Racing
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Wilier - Southeast