Breakaway Stays Away at Tour of China II

By teamnovonordisk

Race: 2018 Tour of China II, Stage 3

Location: Zhuhai Hengqin / Zhuhai Hengqin, China

Distance: 92 kilometers

ZHUHAI HENGQIN, CHN – Team Novo Nordisk worked inside the peloton on Thursday to contain a dangerous breakaway during the third stage of the Tour of China II.

A group of escapees went early in the 92km circuit race and ended up crossing the line five seconds ahead of the pack, despite all efforts to reel them in. After nearly two hours of racing on a fast, flat course, Seid Lizde of Italy won the stage from a group of nine riders. Team Novo Nordisk’s Mehdi Benhamouda finished four seconds back, 20th overall on a day when nearly all 113 cyclists finished together.

After a full week of the Tour of China I, and now three road stages plus an opening prologue in the Tour of China II, the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team has dialed in its sprint train and heads into Friday’s rest day with an eye to Sunday’s final sprint chances in Anshun.

But first, Saturday is a 21km individual time trial in Anshun, and will take place at 1400m above sea level. To get there, the teams in the Tour of China …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk