Oliver Naesen (IAM Cycling) won the 50th edition of the Bretagne Classic by out sprinting his late breakaway companion Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac). Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) won the sprint from the main pack to take the final podium placing. It was a wet day at the Bretagne Classic as riders embarked on a tough 247km route. The race was characterised by an 8 rider breakaway which formed in the opening kilometers of the race. With a fair way to go, the break was allowed to build up a lead of 6 minutes before a couple of teams started to control the pace from the peloton. Team.
David De la Cruz (Etixx-Quickstep) won stage 9 of the Vuelta a Espana and also took the lead in the overall general classification. 2nd on the stage went to Dries Devenys (IAM Cycling) and Moreno Moser (Cannondale-Drapac) came home in 3rd place. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka did not have the best of day’s as our African Team had to start today’s stage without Igor Anton. Anton had been ill for the last 3 days and he was battling to keep down any fluids. Our Basque rider tried to battle through but with the excessive heat experienced in the opening week of La Vuelta, Anton’s.