Gree-Tour of Guangxi

Stage 5) Liuzhou - Guilin

CN China, Monday 21 October 2019
212.2 km

Tour of Guangxi: Mas conserves the red jersey

Tour of Guangxi: Mas conserves the red jersey

Overall leader Enric Mas faced a flurry of attacks on the final climb of the penultimate day of the Chinese race, but remained cool as a cucumber, and helped by a strong team, shut down all those moves that came thick and fast, shattering the peloton with 40 kilometers to go, getting closer to sealing the first GC win of his career.

At 212.2 kilometers, stage 5 between Liuzhou and Guilin was the longest of the Tour of Guangxi, and the Wolfpack assumed responsibility tapping out a solid rhythm at the front of the peloton behind the four men who decided to spend their day in the break, establishing a five-minute maximum advantage. Iljo Keisse and Petr Vakoč made sure of eroding the gap and bringing back the quartet, before Mikkel Honoré took the reins when the road started to rise and cracks began to appear in the back of the pack.

The main attack on the 3.1km climb came from Daniel Martinez (EF Education First), who opened a gap that Enric Mas easily shut, showing again effortless power. Joined by Vuelta a España stage winner Rémi Cavagna, the red jersey wearer asserted control over the race, which came back together on the descent, where a large chasing group managed to bridge across. A numerous Decueninck – Quick-Step delegation comprising Honoré, Cavagna and Pieter Serry protected the Spaniard and put in the workload until the closing kilometers, where the sprinters’ teams took over.

For the third time in five stages, Davide Martinelli posted another top 10 finish, coming home eighth, as Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) sailed to victory. Mas rolled over the line safely tucked inside the bunch, retaining the red jersey thanks to another impressive effort of his teammates, and is now in prime position to take it home, together with the white jersey.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
5:13:42
2 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
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4 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain Merida
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5 Timothy Dupont
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
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6 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
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7 Max Kanter
Team Sunweb
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8 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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9 John Degenkolb
Trek - Segafredo
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10 Victor Campenaerts
Lotto Soudal
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20 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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40 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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68 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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76 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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84 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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107 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19:04:32
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 Carl Fredrik Hagen
Lotto Soudal
0:29
6 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
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7 Odd Christian Eiking
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
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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
36 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:38
43 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:44
50 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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65 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:10
111 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:43
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
47 pt
2 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
38 pt
3 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
33 pt
4 Ryan Mullen
Trek - Segafredo
24 pt
5 Daniel McLay
EF Education First
19 pt
6 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15 pt
7 Jérôme Cousin
Team Total Direct Energie
12 pt
8 Roy Goldstein
Israel Cycling Academy
12 pt
9 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
10 pt
10 Alexandr Riabushenko
UAE-Team Emirates
10 pt
15 Davide Martinelli
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
19 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
27 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
1 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19:04:32
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 Steff Cras
Team Katusha Alpecin
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7 Maximilian Schachmann
BORA - hansgrohe
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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 Jacopo Mosca
Trek - Segafredo
6 pt
7 Davide Villella
Astana Pro Team
6 pt
8 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6 pt
9 Jay Robert Thomson
Team Dimension Data
5 pt
10 David de la Cruz Melgarejo
Team INEOS
4 pt
15 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
20 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Lotto Soudal 57:16:30
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

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