Rainy Time Trial as Tour of China II Resumes

By teamnovonordisk

Race: 2018 Tour of China II, Stage 4

Location: Anshun › Anshun, China

Distance: 21.3 kilometers

ANSHUN, CHN – Team Novo Nordisk tackled a tough time trial on Saturday, snapping back onto their Colnagos as racing resumed in the Tour of China II.

With a day off on Friday to manage a train transfer of more than 1000km, Saturday started with heavy rain near Anshun, a city known for its aerospace industry and proximity to China’s tallest waterfall. The rain eventually settled down, but the race remained highly competitive. Riders emerged one by on on the 21km looping course through scenic hills and along a small river, with stage winner Artem Ovechkin of Russia finishing in just under 30 minutes.

With Saturday’s stage complete, riders from the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team will head back to their hotel and rest up for Sunday’s final stage at the Tour of China II, a 127km loop that heads south of Anshun city into hilly country, with a sharp fourth category climb to come after the first of hour of racing.

Stephen Clancy:

“It was a hard day. The rain in morning eased off, and it wasn’t so hard during the race, the roads were drying up. But …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk