July 27, 2019

Chaves secures top-20 overall as the Tour of Qinghai Lake concludes

A tough edition of the Tour of Qinghai Lake drew to a close with a city centre circuit on stage 13 as the sprinter’s took the spoils once more. Mitchelton-BikeExchange came home safely in the pack and wrapped up the best Chinese team classification while Colombian Brayan Chaves walks away with a top-20 placing on the general classification. The final […]
July 27, 2019

Another day, another sprint on stage 12 of the Tour of Qinghai Lake

The penultimate day of racing in China ended in the predicted bunch sprint on stage 12 of the Tour of Qinghai Lake. Zhi Hui Jiang got amongst the sprint finale once more, but a hectic run to the finish meant that the 25-year-old could only manage 17th in the kick for the line. The flat circuit around Zhongwei  meant there […]
July 26, 2019

Jiang sprints to top-10 on stage 11 of the Tour of Qinghai Lake

Zhi Hui Jiang sprinted to a top-10 finish on a hot, flat and windy stage 11 of the Tour of Qinghai Lake. The 25-year-old got amongst the fast men in the finale and crossed the line in 10th place, with the rest of his Mitchelton-BikeExchange teammates finishing safely in the peloton and crash affected day. Chinese national champion Yikui Niu […]
July 24, 2019

Another day for the sprinters at the Tour of Qinghai Lake as Mitchelton-BikeExchange stay safe

Stage 10 of the Tour of Qinghai Lake belonged to the sprinters as Mitchelton-BikeExchange ticked off another day. The squad had hoped for crosswinds to cause disruption in the bunch on the 116-kilomere route to Wuwei, but with no wind blowing the day ended in the predicted sprint with Zhi Hui Jiang the highest finisher for the team in 22nd […]
July 22, 2019

Mitchelton-BikeExchange head safely into the rest day as sprinters take stage nine

Mitchelton-BikeExchange made it safely through the final stage before the rest day as the sprinters battled for the win at the Tour of Qinghai Lake. The race did split apart over the categorised climbs on the 160-kilometre route, but it all came back together on the long downhill run towards the finish, with a host of sprinters making it to […]
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 […]