Gree-Tour of Guangxi

Stage 2) Beihai - Qinzhou

CN China, Friday 18 October 2019
152.3 km

Another day, another bunch sprint at the Tour of Guangxi

Another day, another bunch sprint at the Tour of Guangxi

For the second consecutive year, the race visited Qinzhou, a city lying on the Gulf of Tonkin, and just as was the case in 2018, the stage culminated in a bunch sprint after 152.3 kilometers in the saddle, which a break comprising Jerome Cousin (Total Direct Energie), Laurens De Vreese (Astana) and Sep Vanmarcke (EF Education First) animated until the final kilometers.

Going into the business end of the stage, the escapees were still one minute clear and looked like having a chance of holding off the peloton, but the wide boulevards of Qinzhou played against them and the trio got easily reabsorbed by the bunch. The same roads made for a really messy sprint, won by Dan McLay (EF Education First) ahead of Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe), the new leader of the Tour of Guangxi.

Italian Davide Martinelli, who is racing with Deceuninck – Quick-Step for the last time, was again our top finisher, just as on the first day of the race. Teammate Mikkel Honoré, who wore the white jersey on Friday, remains our best-placed rider in the general classification, where he lies in seventh place – just eight seconds off the pace – ahead of the testing stage 3 in Nanning, which should bring some significant changes in the overall ranking.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Daniel McLay
EF Education First
3:45:04
2 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
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4 Jonas Koch
CCC Team
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5 Davide Ballerini
Astana Pro Team
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6 Jakub Mareczko
CCC Team
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7 Timothy Dupont
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
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8 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
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9 John Degenkolb
Trek - Segafredo
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10 Riccardo Minali
Israel Cycling Academy
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16 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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26 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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30 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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66 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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67 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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71 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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94 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
6:38:34
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
0:02
3 Daniel McLay
EF Education First
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4 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
0:04
5 Jérôme Cousin
Team Total Direct Energie
0:06
6 Josef Černý
CCC Team
0:08
7 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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8 Laurens De Vreese
Astana Pro Team
0:09
9 Sep Vanmarcke
EF Education First
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10 Jakub Mareczko
CCC Team
0:12
14 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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31 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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63 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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69 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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75 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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111 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:54
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
20 pt
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
18 pt
3 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
16 pt
4 Daniel McLay
EF Education First
15 pt
5 Jérôme Cousin
Team Total Direct Energie
12 pt
6 Josef Černý
CCC Team
8 pt
7 Ryan Mullen
Trek - Segafredo
8 pt
8 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
9 Jakub Mareczko
CCC Team
8 pt
10 Davide Ballerini
Astana Pro Team
7 pt
17 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
6:38:34
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
0:02
3 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:08
4 Jakub Mareczko
CCC Team
0:12
5 Davide Ballerini
Astana Pro Team
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6 Max Kanter
Team Sunweb
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7 Riccardo Minali
Israel Cycling Academy
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8 Itamar Einhorn
Israel Cycling Academy
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9 Chris Lawless
Team INEOS
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10 Jenthe Biermans
Team Katusha Alpecin
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14 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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27 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Guillaume Martin
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
3 pt
2 Ryan Mullen
Trek - Segafredo
3 pt
3 Josef Černý
CCC Team
2 pt
4 Victor Campenaerts
Lotto Soudal
2 pt
5 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
6 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
1 pt
1 Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team 19:56:18
2 CCC Team ,,
3 EF Education First ,,
4 Team Sunweb ,,
5 UAE-Team Emirates ,,
6 Team INEOS ,,
7 Israel Cycling Academy ,,
8 Astana Pro Team ,,
9 Deceuninck - Quick Step ,,
10 Team Dimension Data ,,

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