Denifl wins at Vuelta, Gaviria best in Britain, Froome under pressure: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

September 7, 2017

In today’s Daily News Digest: Denifl wins stage 17 of Vuelta a España, Froome cracks; Gaviria wins stage 4 at the Tour of Britain; Vos in leader’s jersey after Lotto Belgium Tour stage 1 victory; Froome puts brave face on time loss; Contador goes close to swansong stage win; Bookwalter forced out of Tour of Britain after riders hit parked car; Chloe Hosking to appeal Road Worlds non-selection: “This is bigger than my personal ego”; Ag2r La Mondale directeur sportif disqualified from Vuelta over towing incident; Video: Another don’t try this at home moment with Vittorio Brumotti; Video: Star Wars-inspired cycling jerseys released; Video: Orica-Scott Backstage Pass, stage 16

Vos in leader’s jersey after Lotto Belgium Tour stage 1 victory

by Aliya Traficante, Ella Intern

The Lotto Belgium Tour opened with prologue so close on Tuesday that the margin between Jolien D’hoore (WiggleHigh5) and Marianne Vos (WM3) came down to the millisecond. D’hoore came out on top, but a battle between the two was imminent. In today’s stage one road race, it was Vos who was best, taking the gold leader’s jersey.

A trio of Kaat Hannes (Lensworld-Zannata), Trine Schmidt (Cervélo-Bigla)., and Lenny Druyts (Topsport Vlaanderen) rode away from the peloton early on, gaining over a minute advantage. Eventually Druyts dropped from the break and the two were left to fend for themselves.

As the peloton hit the cobbles, the race split into three groups. Midway through the race, the two leaders were caught by a chase of 11, with many big names present. As the peloton entered the final 11-kilometre loop, attacks were fired and the pace was high. Bronzini, Guarnier, and Vos’s teammate Anouska Koster gained a slight advantage, but it did not last. Contact was regained and a sprint ensued. Vos finished ahead of two charging sprinters, D’hoore and Rivera.

“When we got to a tougher part of the course the decisive move was made and that way only strong riders made the selection,” commented Vos. “When you ride to the finish with Jolien D’hoore and Coryn Rivera, you know it won’t be easy to win the sprint. So I am very pleased I could beat them. It was a power sprint and that suits me. I knew the finish from the Ronde van Vlaanderen, but I never won here.”

Vos takes the race lead by a mere four seconds over D’hoore, leaving plenty of opportunity for the Belgian to earn back the leader’s jersey in stage 3. Rivera again finished in third and maintains the Best Young Rider’s jersey. Compatriot, Megan Guarnier, extended her lead in the Climber’s Jersey.

Stage 1: Ninove > Ninove - Stage Result

Wednesday 6th September 2017

1. nl
VOS Marianne
WM3 Energie
2. be
D\'HOORE Jolien
Wiggle High5
3. us
United States