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November 23, 2019

Mitchelton-BikeExchange claim best Chinese team tile at the Tour of Fuzhou

Mitchelton-BikeExchange wrapped up the best Chinese team classification as the final stage of the Tour of Fuzhou culminated in a bunch sprint. Kiwi James Oram made it into the break of the day, but the sprint teams weren’t willing to pass up a chance for a stage win, with Alexei Shnyrko (NLC) taking the win while Yikui Niu grabbed 14th. […]
November 22, 2019

Ran Hao climbs to 14th on stage six of the Tour of Fuzhou

Youngster Ran Hao put in an impressive ride to climb to 14th on a punishing stage six of the Tour of Fuzhou in Yun Ding. The 21-year-old clung onto the leading group up the final ramp to the finish before eventually being distanced with less than one-kilometre remaining and rolled home just 30-seconds down on stage winner Jambaljamts Sainbayar (FCT). […]
November 21, 2019

Mitchelton-BikeExchange safe on sprint day at the Tour of Fuzhou

The sprinters had their day on stage five of the Tour of Fuzhou as Mitchelton-BikeExchange stayed safe ahead of the final two stage in China. The circuit around Fuqing always looked destined to end a bunch sprint for the win and that proved to be the case as Lev Gonov (RUS) sprinted to victory, while Yikui Niu was the first […]
November 20, 2019

Liu, Oram and Chaves make the split on stage four of the Tour of Fuzhou

Mitchelton-BikeExchange were active throughout the fourth stage of the Tour of Fuzhou as the day came down to a reduced sprint finale into Lianjiang. The stage featured two categorised climbs on the 106.8km route, but it was the final non-categorised climb that came with 10km to go that saw most of the action as several teams launched attacks on the […]
November 19, 2019

Mitchelton-BikeExchange stay safe as break claims stage three of the Tour of Fuzhou

The breakaway gave the peloton the slip on stage three of the Tour of Fuzhou as a strong group four stayed away to contest the victory in Qinjiang Manchu. The wind had threatened to split the bunch during the 113km stage, but no team could make an attack stick. Meanwhile the escapees continued to work well together out front and […]
November 17, 2019

Liu and Oram finish inside the top-20 on stage one of the Tour of Fuzhou

Jiankun Liu and James Oram came home inside the top-20 on the opening stage of the Tour of Fuzhou as small group gave the peloton the slip on the final climb. The race winning move came as the Kazak duo of Ilya Davidenok (XDS) and Artur Fedosseyev (XDS) attacked on the final slopes with five kilometres remaining, with Oram unable […]
November 15, 2019

Mitchelton-BikeExchange to end season at the Tour of Fuzhou

Mitchelton-BikeExchange will wrap up their 2019 season as they tackle the seven-day Tour of Fuzhou stage race in southern China. Mitchelton-BikeExchange Team: James Oram (NZL, 26) Nazaerbieke Bieken (CHN,25) Brayan Chaves (COL, 22) Ran Hao (CHN, 21) Jiankun Liu (CHN, 24) Yikui Niu (CHN, 25) The squad head into the race off the back of the Tour of Quanzhou Bay, […]
November 10, 2019

Oram secures top-10 overall on the final stage of the Tour of Quanzhou Bay

Kiwi James Oram rounded off the Tour of Quanzhou Bay with a top 10 finish on the final stage to claim ninth overall. The 26-year-old was in the mix in the finale and launched an attack in the uphill sprint to the line but found himself boxed in against the barriers. With his momentum lost, the New Zealander regrouped to […]
November 9, 2019

Niu in the mix on stage two of the Tour of Quanzhou Bay

The second stage of the Tour of Quanzhou Bay ended in a bunch sprint into Fengze, with local rider Yikui Niu the team’s top finisher. After a windy opening stage, the second day of racing was more routine with a flat course starting with four laps before a small category four ramp in the final 10-kilometres. That climb wasn’t enough […]