Mitchelton-SCOTT hoping for a strong result at the Gree-Tour of Guangxi to round up the 2018 season

Sun 14 Oct 2018

Mitchelton-SCOTT are hoping to conclude the 2018 season on a high this week in China at the six-day Gree-Tour of Guangxi.

Bringing in a mixed team to tackle the diverse stages on offer, the Australian outfit is confident and ready for a final test to cap off one of their best seasons to date, coming in fresh from their recent Hammer Series victory.

The Race
The six-day race begins with three flat opening stages before a mountain top finish on the fourth day. Stage five features more climbing and is a lengthy 217km followed by another final test on day six to cement the overall classification.

The Team

Sam Bewley - (NZ, 31)
Lucas Hamilton - (AUS 22) 
Roger Kluge – (GER, 32) 
Luka Mezgec -  (SLO, 29)
Cameron Meyer -  (AUS 30)
Matteo Trentin - (29)
Carlos Verona - (ESP, 25) 

Cameron Meyer
"The Tour of Guangxi will be a tough last race of the season but the win at Hammer Hong Kong has given us extra motivation that we can perform well.

"We do have a mixed team but I think Matteo Trentin is going strong and can be up a good result in the tour. We will look to be active and take our chances on each day. I think we are all going well."

Matt Wilson - Sport director
“We have an open plan for the race with a dynamic team and riders capable of looking for a GC result but also individual stages. We have fast riders, climbers and experienced guys so we will look to be aggressive and are ready for all outcomes.”

Previously at the Tour of Guangxi
Last year the team’s highest finisher was former rider Magnus Cort with a 12th place on the general classification after placing third on stage three and five.

Race details
Tuesday, 16 October, Beihai 108km
Wednesday, 17 October, Beihai to Qinzhou 147km
Thursday, 18 October, Nanning, 128km
Friday, 19 October, Nanning to Mashan, 154km
Saturday, 20 October,  Liuzhou-Guilin, 217km
Sunday, 21 October, Guilin, 171km

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