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 […]
November 8, 2019

Oram 15th on windy stage one of the Tour of Quanzhou Bay

Kiwi James Oram held on for 15th place on the opening stage of the Tour of Quanzhou Bay as wind split the race apart. The 100km flat stage initially looked to be a straightforward opener to the three-day race in China, but strong winds turned the day on its head as peloton broke down and splits appeared. The first of […]
September 14, 2019

Hao claims the white jersey at the Tour of China I after dramatic final stage

Youngster Ran Hao held onto to the white jersey to claim the best Chinese rider classification on the final stage of the Tour of China I. Hao made it into the right side of the decisive split alongside teammate Nazaerbieke Bieken, with the duo taking the top two placings in the best Chinese rider classification. That performance also saw Mitchelton-BikeExchange […]
September 12, 2019

Hao still in white as sprinters claim stage five of the Tour of China

The sprinters returned to the fore on stage five of the Tour of China as the fast men took their chance in Nanxian. After a shock win for the breakaway on stage four, the sprint teams made sure they didn’t make the same mistake twice, controlling the day and setting up for a sprint finish, with Marco Benfatto (Androni Giocattoli […]
September 11, 2019

Hao retains the white jersey as the breakaway takes stage four

The breakaway claimed the day on a tricky stage four of the Tour of China as Ran Hao held onto the white jersey despite crashing. It was another circuit race facing the peloton on stage four and although the course looked simple on paper, overnight rain caused problems for the bunch. A large crash on the opening lap claimed Hao […]
September 10, 2019

Mitchetlon-BikeExchange safely through stage three as sprinters take the day

The Tour of China returned to action after the rest day with another bunch sprint finish on stage three in Huangshi. The day always looked set for a sprint finale with the peloton tackling laps of a short and flat city circuit. That proved to be the case as the sprint teams controlled the day and teed it up for […]
September 8, 2019

Ran moves into the white jersey after strong stage two TT at the Tour of China

Hao Ran continued his strong start to the Tour of China 1 with a top-30 finish in the stage two time trial in Chengde Yongqian. The 21-year-old crossed the line 31-seconds down on stage winner Mirco Maestri (Bardiani CSF), but was the first Chinese rider home and now moves into the white jersey for the best Chinese rider on the […]