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July 22, 2019

Chaves moves back into top-20 after brutal stage eight of Tour of Qinghai Lake

Stage eight of the Tour of Qinghai Lake saw another general classification battle with Colombian Brayan Chaves ending the day as the top finisher for Mitchelton-BikeExchange. The eighth day of racing saw the peloton return to the mountains for another brutal stage at altitude, with the 224-kilometre route also by far the longest stage of the tour and both factors […]
July 20, 2019

Oram powers into top-20 as Chaves loses time in stage seven time trial

Kiwi James Oram was Mitchelton-BikeExchange’s top finisher in a punishing time trial on stage seven of the Tour of Qinghai Lake. The 26-year-old powered his way around the 42-kilometre course in a time of 51’24” which was good enough for 23rd on the stage and sees him move up to 20th in the general classification, ahead of teammate Brayan Chaves. […]
July 18, 2019

Jiang gets in the break on stage five of the Tour of Qinghai

Zhi Hui Jiang made it into the break of the day on stage five of the Tour of Qinghai Lake as the sprinters took their chance into Chaka. The 25-year-old attacked as soon as the flag dropped on the way out of Gongha and made it into a breakaway of six riders. Jiang took the maximum king of the mountains […]
July 17, 2019

Altitude takes its toll on punishing stage four of the Tour of Qinghai Lake

Mitchelton-BikeExchange lost ground in the general classification battle as the punishing altitude took its toll on stage four of the Tour of Qinghai Lake. Colombian Brayan Chaves coped with the conditions the best on the day as he came home in a chasing group along with Kiwi James Oram, 1’37” down on the stage winner and Hernán Aguirre (Interpro Cycling […]
July 16, 2019

Liu moves into the best Asian rider jersey after stage three of the Tour of Qinghai Lake

Mitchelton-BikeExchange kept their general classification ambitions on track on stage three of the Tour of Qinghai Lake as Jiankun Liu moved into the best Asian rider jersey. The third day of racing saw the first climb of the tour and the 11.8-kilometre long category-three ascent played a major role in the outcome of the stage result, with the first significant […]
July 15, 2019

Mitchelton-BikeExchange stay safe as sprinters prevail on stage two of Tour of Qinghai Lake

Mitchelton-BikeExchange played it safe on stage two as the sprinter’s battle for the stage win at the Tour of Qinghai Lake. Zhihui Jiang was the team’s highest placed finisher in 11th, crossing the line just behind the battle for victory, while general classification hopefuls James Oram, Brayan Chaves and Nazaerbieke Bieken all came home safely in the bunch. The 119-kilometre […]
July 14, 2019

Mitchelton-BikeExchange fourth in opening stage TTT at Tour of Qinghai Lake

Mitchelton-BikeExchange got off to a solid start at the Tour of Qinghai Lake as they powered to fourth place in the opening stage team time trial. Torrential rain greeted the riders at the start in Hehuang New District and it didn’t let up as the squad powered their way along the 40-kilometre course to Xining. The team were the third […]
July 12, 2019

Mitchelton-BikeExchange line up for the punishing Tour of Qinghai Lake

Mitchelton-BikeExchange return to action this weekend as they tackle the two-week long Tour of Qinghai Lake in China. The 13-stage race will be a big test for the squad with various terrains to contend with as well as a team and individual time trial on the menu. After a strong showing at the Tour de Korea last month, Kiwi James […]
June 16, 2019

Oram secures the overall victory in mountains classification at the Tour of Korea

Today’s final stage at the Tour of Korea concluded with a bunch sprint after a short and fast 65kilometre circuit race. With no king of the mountains primes on offer during the stage, Mitchelton-BikeExchange’s objective was to get New Zealander James Oram safely through the stage, to secure his overall lead in the mountains classification. Oram and the team successfully […]