Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

January 23, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Richie Porte wins the 2017 Tour Down Under, Caleb Ewan takes a fourth stage win; Roe triumphs on day one of the New Zealand Cycle Classic; Van der Har heads Telenet-Fidea one-two-three in Hoogerheide World Cup; Vos the boss in Hoogerheide World Cup; Haas edged out for Santos Tour Down Under podium; De Gendt scoops King of the Mountains jersey on final stage; Positive test followed by suicide of rider’s coach; Santos Tour Down Under, stage 5 highlights; Santos Tour Down Under, stage 6 highlights; VTWO/CyclingTips Carpark Climb; 360 degree video from Hoogerheide World Cup

Vos the boss in Hoogerheide World Cup

by VeloClub

Clocking up her third consecutive cyclocross World Cup victory, Marianne Vos (VM3) underlined her status as favourite for next weekend’s world championships.

The Dutchwoman reached the line in Hoogerheide 13 seconds ahead of her compatriot Lucinda Brand (Team Sunweb), with Annemarie Worst (Netherlands) a further two seconds back in third. Breepark’s Sophie de Boer was only seventh but she had headed into the race with enough points in hand to win the World Cup overall.

Early on Thalita de Jong (Lares-Waowdeals) built a lead but the world champion hit the deck and hurt her knee. She was a non-finisher in the race and now requires tests to determine the full extent of the damage. Others who also fell included Katie Compton (KFC Racing), Nikki Brammeier (Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam), Katerina Nash and Eva Lechner (both Clif Pro Team).

Vos was clearly best on the fast, frozen course and went solo halfway through the penultimate lap. She insisted that it was too soon to say that worlds victory was on the cards, but stated that she was fully focussed on that goal.