Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) beat Nico Denz (AG2r La Mondiale) on stage 10 of the Giro d’Itlaia, as the two contested the win after a dramatic day of racing. Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) out-sprinted a reduced peloton to take third place. Stage 10 at the Giro d’Italia was the longest of the race so far, stretching 244km from Penne to Gualdo Tadino. The stage started with a category two climb over Fonte Della Creta, before heading to the only category three climb of the day, Bruzzolana. An initial break of 17 riders were the first escapees of the day, with Ben King representing us in the group..
The Tour of Norway commences tomorrow and Team Dimension Data will look to defend Edvald Boasson Hagen’s title at the 5 stage UCI 2.HC event. Edvald Boasson Hagen won the Tour of Norway last year, after taking two stage wins in the race. He finished as runner up at the tour in 2014 and 2015, after winning the race overall in 2012 and 2013. This year, Boasson Hagen returns, with ambitions of retaining the race title. The five stage course suits our Norwegian rider, with four of the five stages being hilly stages. Stage three should be a day for the fast men, and Boasson.
Egan Bernal (Team Sky) rode to an impressive victory on stage two of the Tour of California that featured a mountain-top finish on Gibraltar Road. The 12km climb to the finish (ave. gradient 8%) saw the overall race, as expected, blown wide open as Rafal Majka (BORA-hansgrohe) was second and Adam Yates (Mitchelton Scott) finished third. Lachlan Morton put in a strong performance to cross the line in 20th position. With another stage featuring climbing followed by a time trial – the next sprinting opportunity presents itself on Thursday in Elk Grove – today saw our sprint team all safely home. Rolf Aldag – Sports.