Chinese registered UCI Continental team Mitchelton-BikeExchange begin their international season in prestigious company at the Tour of Dubai next week with the opportunity for the young Australian based team to test themselves against WorldTour opposition.
The team go into the race with a versatile and multi-national lineup that includes Australians Robert Stannard and Sam Jenner, British debutant Jacob Hennessy and the Chinese quartet Nazaerbieke Bieken, Wenhui Bi, Xiaolong Sun and Fuwen Xue.
Coming from a successful background in Chinese mountain bike racing Nazaerbieke Bieken will also be making his first appearance for the team and forms part of a healthy contingent of young Chinese talent within a set up committed to developing cycling in China and exposing Asian talent to European competition.
|1||Elia Viviani (ITA) - Quick-Step Floors||19:05:46|
|2||Magnus Cort (DEN) - Astana Pro Team||0:00:12|
|3||Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) - Bahrain-Merida||0:00:14|
|4||Nathan Van Hooydonck (BEL) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:17|
|5||Loïc Vliegen (BEL) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:18|
|6||Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits|
|7||Timo Roosen (NED) - LottoNL-Jumbo||0:00:20|
|8||Jean-Pierre Drucker (LUX) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:24|
|9||Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - UAE Team Emirates|
|10||Rick Zabel (GER) - Katusha-Alpecin|
|25||Nazaerbieke Bieken (CHN) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange||0:02:35|
|34||Samuel Jenner (AUS) - Mitchelton-Bikeexchange||0:03:23|
|38||Jacob Hennessy (GBR) - Mitchelton-Bikeexchange||0:03:49|
|55||Robert Stannard (AUS) - Mitchelton-Bikeexchange||0:08:05|
|98||Xialong Sun (CHN) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange||0:19:25|
|105||Fuwen Xue (CHN) - Mitchelton-Bikeexchange||0:29:29|