Enric Mas wins the Tour of Guangxi

Enric Mas wins the Tour of Guangxi

Tuesday 22 October 2019 - 07:59

Deceuninck – Quick-Step finish at the top of the UCI World Team Classification for the second year in a row.

Enric Mas sealed the first GC victory of his career in Guilin, where the third edition of the Tour of Guangxi came to a conclusion Tuesday morning. The 24-year-old Spaniard from Artà rolled over the line surrounded by his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates, who sheltered him again throughout the day. Their splendid effort helped Enric maintain the five-second advantage he carried in the rankings following his solo win at the Nongla Scenic Area, the climb which gave the standings a meaningful shake-up two days ago, and thus become just the second Spaniard to triumph in a World Tour event this season.

Beaming with happiness after he claimed both the red and white jerseys at the last World Tour event of 2019, Enric explained after crossing the finish line what this success meant for him: “Winning the Tour of Guangxi, my last race with the Wolfpack, is something special that I will always remember. I’m delighted to take what is the maiden GC victory of my career and say goodbye to this fantastic team – who believed in me and gave me the chance to turn pro three years ago – in such a manner.”

“I’ve learned a lot over these past seasons, made significant progress and am extremely grateful for the time spent here, as it’s been a memorable run stacked with beautiful moments. This win wouldn’t have been possible without my extraordinary teammates, who gave their all and protected me this week. They are an incredible group, whom I am happy to call friends”, an emotional Mas concluded after nabbing the 745th UCI victory in the history of the team.

For the eighth consecutive year, Deceuninck – Quick-Step concluded the season as the most successful team in the world, with an astounding 68 victories (including two Monuments and 8 Grand Tour stages) netted by 16 different riders in 20 countries across five continents, a testimony of our squad’s fantastic depth and incredible commitment. During this stellar campaign, the Wolfpack were again on a roll as early as January and came out on top in 11 World Tour events for a total of 35 wins in the premier men’s elite competition, a splendid run that in the end resulted in a second consecutive triumph in the UCI World Team Classification.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere was nothing short of effusive after Enric Mas’ victory, which brought down the curtain over another vintage season of the team: “It’s been an unforgettable year, from which we can draw a lot of satisfaction, a confirmation of the hard work and commitment we all put in every single day. Concerning Enric, I want to say how glad we are that he showed professionalism until his last day with the team. We are also happy that he has been part of our squad, where we brought him after following him and his progress from a young age. His potential was on display in many races, including last year’s Vuelta a España, and we are sure he will achieve more big things in the future, so we wish him good luck.”

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
3:38:10
2 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
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3 Timo Roosen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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4 Rüdiger Selig
BORA - hansgrohe
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5 Jakub Mareczko
CCC Team
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6 Asbjørn Kragh Andersen
Team Sunweb
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7 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
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8 Daniel McLay
EF Education First
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9 Hamish Schreurs
Israel Cycling Academy
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10 Max Kanter
Team Sunweb
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23 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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56 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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65 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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67 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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74 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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83 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:46
114 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:56
1 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22:42:42
2 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
0:05
3 Diego Rosa
Team INEOS
0:14
4 Antwan Tolhoek
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:22
5 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
0:29
6 Odd Christian Eiking
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
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7 Carl Fredrik Hagen
Lotto Soudal
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8 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
Team INEOS
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9 Davide Villella
Astana Pro Team
0:37
10 Martijn Tusveld
Team Sunweb
0:38
11 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:41
38 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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42 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:44
48 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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62 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:10
112 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:39
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
62 pt
2 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
42 pt
3 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
33 pt
4 Ryan Mullen
Trek - Segafredo
24 pt
5 Daniel McLay
EF Education First
22 pt
6 Jay Robert Thomson
Team Dimension Data
18 pt
7 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15 pt
8 Meiyin Wang
Bahrain Merida
14 pt
9 Jakub Mareczko
CCC Team
14 pt
10 Jérôme Cousin
Team Total Direct Energie
12 pt
21 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
25 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
34 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22:42:42
2 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
0:05
3 Antwan Tolhoek
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:22
4 Odd Christian Eiking
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
0:29
5 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:41
6 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
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7 Steff Cras
Team Katusha Alpecin
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8 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin
Astana Pro Team
0:53
9 Alexandr Riabushenko
UAE-Team Emirates
1:15
10 Nick Schultz
Mitchelton-Scott
1:21
14 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:44
1 Tomasz Marczyński
Lotto Soudal
40 pt
2 Guillaume Martin
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
36 pt
3 Ryan Mullen
Trek - Segafredo
20 pt
4 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14 pt
5 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
10 pt
6 Kevin van Melsen
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
8 pt
7 Jay Robert Thomson
Team Dimension Data
7 pt
8 Jacopo Mosca
Trek - Segafredo
6 pt
9 Meiyin Wang
Bahrain Merida
6 pt
10 Davide Villella
Astana Pro Team
6 pt
11 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
18 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
23 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Lotto Soudal 68:11:00
2 Team INEOS 0:16
3 Astana Pro Team 0:17
4 Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team 0:33
5 Team Dimension Data 1:30
6 Deceuninck - Quick Step 1:35
7 Team Total Direct Energie 2:44
8 Israel Cycling Academy 4:57
9 Team Sunweb 4:59
10 CCC Team 5:09

Top results

1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
3:38:10
2 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
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3 Timo Roosen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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