Mitchelton-BikeExcahange rider Bieken Nazaerbieken sprinted to 32nd place on today’s final stage at the Tour of China behind the winner Reyard Butler (PRO).
The final stage was 91.2km and raced around 12 hilly laps if a circuit and despite attempts throughout the stage, the peloton remained together for a bunch sprint. Bieken finished on the same time as the winner to keep his 24th place overall after a hard week of racing.
Andrew Smith – Sport Director
“The guys tried their best today but without a real sprinter on a fast flat day, it was always going to be difficult today. I think we can take some positives and experience from this week. Stage 1 and 3 were technical European type road stages and the guys learnt from this. Hao Ran has showed some versatility and promise, while Bieken proves he’s one of the best Chinese climbers. “
Tour of China 2 – Stage 4 Results:
1. Reyard Butler (PRO) 1:56:26
2. Youcef Reguigui (TSG) ST
3. Matthew Gisbon (BBH) ST
32. Bieken Nazaerbieken (Mitchelton-BikeExchange) ST
1. Xianjing Lyu (HEN) 10:37:09
2. Carlos Neves (BBH) +0:01
3. Kevin Rivera (ANS) +0:15
24. Bieken Nazaerbieken (Mitchelton-BikeExchange) +2:15