Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 28, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Costa wins in mountains, Mollema moves into lead at Vuelta a San Juan; Gaviria doubles wins in Vuelta a San Juan, stage 4; Wellens makes it two for Lotto-Soudal at Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana; Hidden motor inventor says he received $2 million in 1998 for exclusivity deal; “I can’t get my head around it:” Cavendish says worlds result still hard to understand; Women’s cyclocross worlds: the highly anticipated finale to a stellar season; Trek CXC Cup elevated to World Cup status, will offer equal payout for men’s and women’s events; UCI releases 2017-18 cyclocross calendar, changes to World Cup; Vuillermoz out with back injury after car crash; Philadelphia Classic cancelled for 2017; Irvine’s racing return delayed due to UCI testing pool requirements; Cylance sponsors The Women’s Tour and The Tour of Britain; Drunk driver given 10 days in jail for killing cyclist; USA Cycling partners with Bike Law; Indoor velodrome planned for Detroit; Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race trailer; Video: Amateur was predicted to beat world champ at 2016 Trek CX Cup.

Wellens makes it two for Lotto-Soudal at Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana

by Mark Zalewski

Lotto-Soudal is off to a great start this season, with Tim Wellens winning the second Challenge Mallorca race in a solo attack, following André Greipel’s victory on Thursday. Even better, teammate and compatriot Louis Vervaeke took second place ahead of Vicente Garcia de Mateos (Spain) in third.

“Super happy with my victory today,” Wellens said. “It was a big team victory. Thanks to the whole team. Super nice to go on the podium with Louis Vervaeke!”

The weather made for a very Belgian style win for Wellens, with rain soaking the riders.

The Belgian made his move on the Coll de sa Batalla and gained more than 90 seconds with less than 10 kilometres to go.

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