Race: 2018 Tour of China II, Stage 1
Location: Yongzhou Ningyuan / Yongzhou Ningyuan, China
Distance: 99.4 kilometers
YONGZHOU NINGYUAN, CHINA – A short and flat stage gave way to a wide-open field sprint on Tuesday in stage 2 at the Tour of China II.
After an opening prologue on Monday the peloton moved out to open the first road stage of the second week of racing at the Tour of China, with a fresh start to the General Classification for the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team.
Overnight rain dried out on the roads during the day, and as expected the whole peloton came together to the line after 99km in a mass sprint for victory. Team Novo Nordisk stagiaire Declan Irvine was the top finisher for the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team, finishing in the same time as stage winner Juan Sebastian Molano of Colombia.
On Wednesday the riders will race 128km with two classified climbs in the Qingyuan Fogang stage, but all indicators point to another sprint finish and another chance for Team Novo Nordisk at the Tour of China II