Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

July 7, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Kittel takes second sprint victory of Tour de France, again ahead of Démare; Sheyla Gutierrez fastest of the break after an action-packed Stage 7 at Giro Rosa; Astana’s Lopez wins summit finish at Tour of Austria as Denifl moves into GC lead; Ruth Winder in yellow after solo victory on opening stage of Tour de Feminin; Valcar PBM rider Claudia Cretti involved in serious incident at Giro Rosa Stage 7; Cavendish receiving online abuse after Sagan’s expulsion from Tour de France; CAS rejects Bora-Hansgrohe’s appeal against Sagan’s Tour de France disqualification; Video: GoPro’s Tour de France Stage 6 highlights; Video: Taylor Phinney, on Alberto Contador’s pink whistle at the Tour de France; Video: In a first, bomb-sniffing dogs are deployed at the Tour de France; Video: Tour de France organizers implement system to empty septic tanks from team buses at every start and finish; Video: British cyclist David Smith faced a third life-threatening surgery in six years; Video: Raccoon pedals a tricycle.

Valcar PBM rider Claudia Cretti involved in serious incident at Giro Rosa Stage 7

by Neal Rogers

Italian Claudia Cretti (Valcar-PBM) was involved in what Giro Rosa organizers are calling a “serious incident” on Stage 7 Thursday, with organizers saying that her prognosis is “being reserved.”

Cretti, 21, crashed heavily on a descent during Stage 7 from Isernia to Baronissi. According to, Cretti’s crash included hitting her head on a guardrail, reportedly at a speed of 90km/h (56mph); doctors fear that she may have suffered brain damage.

A statement from her Valcar-PBM team said they will “update the press on the developments of this story over the next few hours… For this reason we kindly ask you to respect the people directly involved in the affair: the athlete’s family first, and then all our athletes who are very shook for what happened. We will give information on this story and its developments, including to avoid spreading false news or inaccurate.”

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