Gree-Tour of Guangxi
Stage 2: Qinzhou to Nanning - Stage Details

After getting swamped on the opening stage sprint Danish fast man Magnus Cort broke out of the blocks on today’s stage two of the Tour of Guangxi to take sixth place for ORICA-SCOTTin a tightly contested uphill sprint.

A longer and more technical second stage was again characterised by a fast and frenetic start, filled with attacks over the first 50kilometres before a trio of riders were able to develop an advantage over the peloton as the race settled back down.

With a lumpier, but still sprinter friendly parcours there was never much chance that the leaders would stay clear and despite late attacks in the final kilometres the race came back together for a fast finale on the uphill drag to the finish in Nanning.

A strong effort from Cort saw the Dane claim a top ten finish, but it was Fernando Gaviria (QuickStep-Floors) who followed up his stage one win with another victory, maintaining his overall race lead going into tomorrow’s stage three.

“Today we decided to go with Magnus in the final,” said sport director Matt Wilson. “He has good legs at the moment, he’s really motivated and the uphill finish suited his characteristics.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Fernando Gaviria Rendon (COL) - Quick-Step Floors 3:43:54
2 Maximilian Richard Walscheid (GER) - Team Sunweb ST
3 Wouter Wippert (GER) - Cannondale-Drapac ST
4 Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) - Bora-Hansgrohe ST
5 Mekseb Debesay (ERI) - Dimension Data ST
6 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
7 Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) - Bahrain-Merida ST
8 Federico Zurlo (ITA) - UAE Team Emirates ST
9 Daniel Oss (ITA) - BMC Racing Team ST
10 Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - Trek-Segafredo ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
6 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
54 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
61 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
88 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-SCOTT ST
112 Roger Kluge (GER) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:35
113 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:44