The 2017 season came to a close for ORICA-SCOTT in China today with Danish fast man Magnus Cort again showing his speed with fifth in the sprint on stage six of the Tour of Guangxi.
A race with more than one eye on the sprinters, with five out of the six stages climaxing in high-speed and flat finale’s, ORICA-SCOTT showed consistency with two third place’s and sixth on stage two from Cort who also achieved the team’s highest placing on GC with 12th over all behind winner Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal).
Fernando Gaviria (QuickStep-Floors) claimed his fourth stage win on today’s last day of racing with Cort positioned well by lead out men Roger Kluge and Jens Keukeleire and producing another solid result for fifth place.
“The boys rode well again today and tried their best to get Magnus in a good position to contest the final,” said sport director Matt Wilson. “As per the last few days it was super fast going into the closing kilometres and quite hectic and in the end we were a little bit too far back on the last corner.”
|1||Tim Wellens (BEL) - Lotto Soudal||20:59:49|
|2||Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek-Segafredo||0:00:06|
|3||Nicolas Roche (IRL) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:11|
|4||Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) - Quick-Step Floors||0:00:15|
|5||Ben Hermans (BEL) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:18|
|6||Matej Mohoric (SLO) - UAE Team Emirates||0:00:24|
|7||Wout Poels (NED) - Team Sky||0:00:24|
|8||Silvan Dillier (SWI) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:29|
|9||Rein Taaramäe (EST) - Katusha-Alpecin||0:00:29|
|10||Mekseb Debesay (ERI) - Dimension Data||0:00:31|
|12||Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:00:36|
|19||Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:00:55|
|26||Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:00:29|
|60||Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:06:50|
|66||Roger Kluge (GER) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:08:20|
|115||Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:38:55|