Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 9, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Bayly wins queen stage of Tour of Taihu Lake; Jess Varnish, vilified for her claims, speaks about investigation findings; Astana reveals 2017 plans; X-rays confirm broken wrist for Archibald; Team Sky signs Jon Dibben; Mike Creed to direct new American U23 development team; Other players chime-in on Aaron Brown’s resurfacing; Meet Ventouman, who has climbed the Giant of Provence 379 times … and counting; Peter Sagan wants you to ride your bike; Recap of Archibald Madison crash.

Bayly wins queen stage of Tour of Taihu Lake

by CyclingTips

Australian Cameron Bayly (Attaque Team Gusto) won the queen stage of the Tour of Taihu Lake, a tough mountaintop finish at the Jiangnan TianchiLake Scenic Area. He finished ahead of Leonardo Duque (Delko Marseille Provence KTM) and Giuseppe Fonzi (Wilier – Southeast).

“Well I’ve been close on a number of occasions but today I finally got my first UCI stage win and with it my first leaders jersey!” he Tweeted. “Huge thanks for all the messages and support from everyone and it goes without saying how awesome my team mates were today!”

The stage was made even more difficult by cold temperatures and rain that prevented live TV coverage of the stage.

The mostly flat stage had one strategic climb 18km from the end, followed by the uphill finish. As such, a breakaway formed early, trying to get a large enough gap to survive up the climbs. But the GC teams brought it back by 7km from the finish, and the race up to the finish shattered the peloton.

Bayly won out of a whittled-down group of seven, and now leads the overall by 14 seconds over Fonzi, thanks to a strong opening prologue result.

Stage 3: AnJi Rural Commercial Bank > Jiangnan TianchiLake Scenic Area - Stage Result

Tuesday 8th November 2016

1. au
BAYLY Cameron
Attaque Team Gusto
2. fr
DUQUE Leonardo
Delko Marseille Provence KTM
3. it
FONZI Giuseppe
Wilier - Southeast