Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

May 15, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Nairo Quintana climbs into maglia rosa on stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia; Anna van der Breggen wins the women’s Amgen Tour of California; Marcel Kittel takes opening-stage honours at the men’s Amgen Tour of California; Clément Venturini takes overall honours at the Four Days of Dunkirk; Michael Storer and Lucas Hamilton go 1-2 at the GP Industrie del Marmo; Neil van der Ploeg wins the Grafton-Inverell in record time; Grace Brown takes victory in the Mersey Valley Tour; Nightmare for Team Sky and other GC favourites as police moto causes Giro crash; Wout Van Aert to focus on the road in 2018; Video – The dangers of riding alongside stopped traffic; Video – Bike falls off back of a car.

Anna van der Breggen wins the women’s Amgen Tour of California

by CyclingTips

Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) went into the final stage of the women’s Tour of California in second place, a single second behind stage 2 victor Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare). But when van der Breggen took second in the stage 4 intermediate sprint, to gain two bonus seconds, it was enough to see the Dutchwoman win the race overall.

The final stage of the four-stage Women’s WorldTour event came down to a bunch kick in the state capital of Sacramento, with two-time world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5) emerging victorious. Stage 3 winner Coryn Rivera (Sunweb) was second, Kirsten Wild (Cylance) was third and van der Breggen finished safely in the bunch in 14th place.

Earlier in the race, stage 1 was won by US national champ Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans) in an uphill sprint in South Lake Tahoe.

Stage 2 went the way of Hall who rode away on the final climb to win solo by 21 seconds and move into the overall lead.

And stage 3 was won in a bunch sprint by Rivera.