May 29, 2019

The break stays away on stage four of the Tour of Taiyuan as Oram retains eighth overall

The breakaway fought for the win on stage four of the Tour of Taiyuan as Kiwi James Oram rolled home safely in the bunch to maintain his eighth place on the general classification. It was another short stage for the peloton to tackle with just one climb to contend with on the 87.2-kilometres route around Taihang. The day was seen […]
May 28, 2019

Oram retains top-10 on GC on a day for the sprint teams in Tour of Taiyuan

Kiwi James Oram grabbed 13th on stage three of the Tour of Taiyuan to hold on to his top-10 placing on the general classification. The new signing for 2019 crossed the line one position ahead of teammate Yikui Niu as the sprinter’s battled it out for the stage victory. Oram has now moved into eighth in the overall standings after […]
May 28, 2019

Niu sprints to 16th on stage two of Tour of Taiyuan

Chinese national road race champion Yikui Niu was Mitchelton-BikeExchange’s highest placed finisher as stage two of the Tour of Taiyuan ended in a sprint. The 24-year-old took 16th place in the bunch kick for the line with Martin Lass (Team Illuminate) taking the victory. Kiwi James Oram finished safely in the bunch to maintain his top-10 placing on the general […]
May 26, 2019

Oram grabs a top-10 finish on a punishing opening stage of the Tour of Tuayian

Kiwi James Oram finished ninth after making it into the break of the day on a punishing opening stage of the Tour of Tuayian in China. The 199-kilometre mountainous route was billed as one for the general classification contenders with three categorised climbs to contend with for the peloton. It wasn’t long before the attacks began as 22 riders went […]
May 25, 2019

Mitchelton – BikeExchange back in action at the first ever Tour of Taiyuan

Mitchelton – BikeExchange make their return to racing on Sunday as they take on the first ever Tour of Taiyuan stage race in China. A tough and mountainous parcour spread over six days awaits the peloton with a young squad looking to build on a solid training camp heading into the race. Having already seen part of the course the […]
April 14, 2019

Oram animates final stage of Langkawi to pick up bonus seconds

Mitchelton-BikeExchange’s James Oram has animated the final day of racing at the Tour de Langkawi from the breakaway, searching for extra bonus seconds at the intermediate sprints. An eight-rider breakaway which established within the first 10km of racing but with another short stage on the cards, the group, which contained Oram, never gained a huge advantage. The peloton only allowed […]
April 12, 2019

Mitchelton-BikeExchange keep powder dry on stage 7 of Langkawi

Stage seven of the Tour de Langkawi finished in another bunch sprint, with the four remaining Mitchelton-BikeExchange riders taking an easier day in the bunch for the short 106.8km stage. An initial breakaway of six, that soon reduced to five proved to be the only major move of the day, despite unsuccessful count attacks from the bunch. The peloton, keen […]
April 11, 2019

A day for the sprinters on stage six at Tour de Langkawi

With no classified climbs to contend with but an ambitious peloton, stage six of the Tour de Langkawi was another fast stage with the sprinter’s prevailing in Alor Setar. There were countless attempts to form the day’s breakaway with Mitchelton-BikeExchange leader James Oram joining two other riders to gain an advantage in the first instance. The peloton wasn’t at ease […]
April 10, 2019

Liu in breakaway on super-fast stage 5 of Langkawi

Just 24hours after his Mitchelton-BikeExchange teammate Brayan Chaves, Chinese rider Liu Jiankun has featured the day’s break on a fast stage five of the Tour de Langkawi. The fifth stage move was hotly contested with countless attacks keeping the pace extremely high and even breaking the bunch into three groups with the first 50km of racing. After more than 60km […]