Stagiaire Shines at Tour of China

By teamnovonordisk

Race: 2018 Tour of China I, Stage 6

Location: Qianjiang / Qianjiang, China

Distance: 113 kilometers

QIANJIANG, CHN – Once again it was a day for the sprinters in the Tour of China I, with a moderate distance of 113km covered in 2:31 by the peloton, for an average speed of 44.9km per hour.

Declan Irvine led Team Novo Nordisk across the line on Thursday, crossing the line in the same time as stage winner Damiano Cima of Italy on a day where virtually the whole peloton and all 22 teams took part in the sprint.

Irvine races as a stagiaire in the Tour of China I, and the all-round athlete from Australia has come up entirely within the Team Novo Nordisk development program based in Athens, GA. The 19 year old Australian raced in Estonia at the Baltic Chain Tour with his Devo Squad teammates in August and then came across to the Pro Team earlier this month.

Friday is a rest day at the Tour of China I, and the whole peloton will transfer some 600km south to Xinning Langshan, a trip expected to last more than eight hours, before Saturday’s seventh and final stage in the first week of the two-part Tour …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk