Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

March 28, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gullen, Bradbury go 1-2 for JLT Condor on second stage of Tour de Taiwan; Wildcard invites named for Vuelta a España; Sagan critical of Terpstra in Gent-Wevelgem finale, motivated for Flanders; No penalty for Sagan sheltering in Gent-Wevelgem finale; Lotto Soudal looking to turn things around at Three Days of De Panne; Brasilian continental team previously suspended for multiple doping positives again in hot water; Increased security measures for Tour of Flanders; Cancellara talks about life and plans post-retirement; Van Avermaet’s Strava from Gent-Wevelgem win; Direct Energie sponsorship renewed for at least two years; Bus driver who pushed cyclist ordered to pay penalty; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Focus on ORICA-Scott; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour – Gent-Wevelgem highlights; Descending on a fixie.

Van Avermaet’s Strava from Gent-Wevelgem win

by CyclingTips

BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet posted his data file from Gent-Wevelgem to Strava with some impressive numbers. The winner completed the race distance of 249.7 kilometres at an average speed of 43.8km/h.

Greg Van Avermaet attacked hard on the Kemmelberg, with Sagan marking him.

While on the way to the win Van Avermaet also took a few KoMs, including the Kemmelberg KOM. Arnaud Démare (FDJ) also matched his speed on the day, with the two taking the KOM with an average speed of 24.8km/h.

On the women’s side, American Coryn Rivera (Sunweb) claimed the QOM for the Kemmelberg segment with 21.0km/h

The three new gravel road segments called plugstreets are also now Strava segments. Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) took the inaugural KOM on the first sector, while Scott Thwaites (Dimension Data) holds another. Ryan Mullen (Cannondale-Drapac) and Mark McNally (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) share the KoM on the third.