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Jesús Herrada wins Vuelta stage 6 from the break: Daily News Digest

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Jesús Herrada wins stage 6 of the Vuelta a España as Dylan Teuns takes over the red jersey, Nicolas Roche and Rigoberto Urán abandon the race after a big crash, Alan Hatherly and Nathalie Schneitter win eMTB world titles. Those stories and more in today’s Daily News Digest.

Story of the Day: Herrada wins stage 6 as Teuns takes red

Jesús Herrada (Cofidis) nabbed stage 6 of the Vuelta a España after a long day in the breakaway. The 29-year-old Spaniard joined Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) in a late move out of the larger escape that saw the pair ride into the final two kilometers together. Inside the last few hundred meters, Herrada pulled away to take his first career Grand Tour stage victory.

Teuns took second on the day with Dorian Godon (Ag2r La Mondiale) finishing third.

Teuns’s second place was not without a consolation prize. With the peloton nearly six minutes back on the winning move, Teuns surged to the top of the overall standings and now wears the race leader’s red jersey. David de la Cruz (Ineos), also in the day’s breakaway, now sits second overall, with overnight leader Miguel Ángel López down to third on the general classification.

More to come …

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Race Radio

Roche, Urán abandon the Vuelta after crash

A massive crash on stage 6 of the Vuelta a España saw some notable names abandon the race.

Nicolas Roche (Sunweb), who wore the red jersey for three days, and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education First) were among the riders who unfortunately hit the deck with around 85 kilometers to go in the stage, and both have pulled out of the Vuelta due to injuries sustained in the fall. Urán is suspected to have broken his collarbone.

Rigoberto Urán on stage 5 of the Vuelta a España. Photo: Dario Beligheri/RB/Cor Vos © 2019

Uran’s teammate Hugh Carthy also abandoned after the crash, as did CCC’s Victor de la Parte.

Hatherly and Schneitter win e-MTB world titles

Alan Hatherly of South Africa and Nathalie Schneitter of Switzerland are the new – and the first – world champions of e-mountain bike racing.

The eMTB events were held on Wednesday at mountain bike worlds in Monte-Saint-Anne, Quebec with some big names of off-road racing in attendance.

Hatherly topped Frenchmen Jerome Gilloux and Julien Absalon to win the men’s title. Schneitter took a close win over Canada’s Maghalie Rochette in the women’s race, with Dutchwoman Anneke Beerten rounding out the podium in third.

Coming up at the Vuelta

Stage 7 at the Vuelta a España runs 183.2 kilometers from Onda to Mas de la Costa.

The second half of the stage features multiple climbs, culminating in a tough, first-category finale. With a 12.3-percent gradient, the Alto Mas de la Costa is sure to see some fireworks.

Tech News

Cane Creek moves to lifetime guarantee on 110 bearings

Want your headset bearings to outlast you? Cane Creek’s 110 headsets already had a 110-year warranty against defects, but now the American company is stating it will replace bearings if ever required during your lifetime. Now that’s a policy we’d like to see more of.

CyclingTips’ graphic designer collabs with Rapha in a tribute to Melbourne

Our talented graphic designer, Gregory Thorne, is soon to make the trek overseas to begin a gig with a leading bike company, and as a fitting sign-off he’s collaborated with Rapha on a line of custom clothing that’s inspired by the bluestone pavements of Melbourne. Available at Rapha’s Melbourne Club House, Thorne’s custom design is part of a series Rapha is running with artists local to their clubhouses.

“The main texture and pattern of the kit is inspired by Volcanic basalt (more commonly know as Bluestone) which is the bedrock used to build foundations, pavements, and the cobbled laneways throughout the City of Melbourne. I noticed that when cut and polished (pavements) bluestone has an intricate tapestry of bubbles and rivers throughout it, a beautiful element that may go unnoticed by the average city commuter. I set out to showcase the beauty of Melbourne by creating a visual narrative and connection between rider and the surfaces they interact with,” explained Thorne of his design.

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Feature Image: Jesús Herrada wins stage 6 of the Vuelta a España. Photo: Dario Beligheri/RB/Cor Vos © 2019

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