Your Friday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

August 25, 2017

Photography by Cor Vos

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Marczynski wins stage 6 of the Vuelta a España; Viviani wins stage three of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Pedersen dominates TT and takes lead; Jack Bobridge charged over selling street drugs; Contador impresses Froome with attacks, feels back to form : ‘I’m enjoying myself more’; Van Garderen remains positive despite time lost on Vuelta’s stage 6; Betancur out of Vuelta a España; Greipel affected by worries about his parents; Cummings, Thomson, Venter, Van Zyl and Janse van Rensburg all renew with Team Dimension Data; Dillier to Ag2r La Mondiale, Lindeman extends with LottoNL-Jumbo; Tour of Alberta line-up headed by strong Cannondale-Drapac squad; Melbourne Grand Prix of Cyclocross opens international cyclocross season; Video: Girona Cycling Guide Josep From Bikebreaks Shows Us His Castle And Bike Collection; Video: Junior Tour of Ireland Cycling 2017

Viviani wins stage three of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes, Pedersen dominates TT and takes lead

by VeloClub

Victorious on stage one but deposed of the leader’s jersey when he finished second on Wednesday’s second stage, Elia Viviani briefly returned to the top of the leaderboard on the third day of the Tour du Poitou-Charentes in France.

Avoiding a crash in the final kilometres, the Team Sky rider outsprinted previous race leader Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis), thus getting his revenge one day after the Frenchman beat him to the line. Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC Racing Team) was third, with 46 others all finishing in the same time.

With time bonuses taken into account, Viviani ended up two seconds clear of Bouhanni in the overall standings. Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) was third at 13 seconds, but roared to the top of the standings in the afternoon time trial. The 21-year-old Dane dominated the 20.6 kilometre test, beating Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar) by 26 seconds and Martin Elmiger (BMC Racing Team) by 34.

With Viviani and Bouhanni 16th and 84th respectively, Petersen took over the leader’s jersey. Castroviejo is now second, 35 seconds back, with Jempy Drucker (BMC Racing Team) third, a further seven seconds behind. Viviani has dropped to sixth and is now over a minute back.

The 2.1-ranked race concludes on Friday with a 157.8 kilometre race from Roumazières-Loubert to Poitiers.

Stage 3: Vouillé > Neuville-de-Poitou - Stage Result

Thursday 24th August 2017

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Team Sky
2. fr
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
3. lu
DRUCKER Jean-Pierre
BMC Racing Team

Stage 4 (ITT): Mirebeau > Neuville-de-Poitou - Stage Result

Thursday 24th August 2017

1. dk
Trek - Segafredo
2. es
Movistar Team
3. ch
BMC Racing Team