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

Oram maintains his lead in the mountains classification after stage 4 in Korea
June 15, 2019
Mitchelton-BikeExchange line up for the punishing Tour of Qinghai Lake
July 12, 2019

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 made it through the stage to claim victory mountains classification, with Niu Yikui trying for the final sprint but finding himself too far back.

The team round up the week with consistent performances, the mountains jersey and Yikui making it into the top 10 on stage two.

Andrew Smith – Sport Director

“It was a fast flat city circuit today. There were no problems for James to keep the mountains jersey. 
“We tried to get Niu up there in the sprint, but were a little swamped and outnumbered. However it’s good experience for the boys during the whole week. Coming up next is some altitude training and then the Tour of Qinghai Lake.”

Tour of Korea – Stage 5 Results:

1. Martin Laas (Illuminati)

2. Raymond Kreder (Team Ukyo)

3. Sanding Park (KSPO Bianchi Asia ProCycling)

35. Liu Yikui (Mitchelton-SCOTT) ST

环韩国比赛收官 小绿刃车队赢得爬坡王圆点衫
6月16日,环韩国自行车赛迎来收官战,在首尔举行的65公里城市绕圈赛。本赛段全程地形平坦,比赛的节奏极快,主集团的平均时速接近48公里每小时。美国光影车队(Team Illuminate)的爱沙尼亚车手马丁·拉斯(Martin Laas)延续了在本届环韩国冲刺赛段的统治级表现,第三次赢得赛段冠军。绿刃中国发展车队的中国国家冠军牛益逵因卡位不佳而未能参与争夺,个人在本届比赛的最好成绩锁定为第2赛段的第10名。
由于最后一个赛段没有设置任何爬坡点,小绿刃车队的新西兰车手詹姆斯·奥拉姆顺利赢得爬坡王圆点衫,这也是小绿刃车队自2017年成立以来首次在职业多日赛赢得爬坡王荣誉。
安德鲁·史密斯(体育主管):
“今天又是一个速度极快的平路赛段,奥拉姆没有任何悬念的赢得了爬坡王圆点衫。我们原本希望牛益逵能够在今天取得高排名,可惜在终点冲刺中没能占据有利的位置。总体来说过去的这五天对我们的每一位队员都是很好的历练,积累了宝贵的经验。接下来我们会安排一段高原训练,以备战七月的环青海湖赛。”
环韩国第5赛段成绩:
1,马丁·拉斯(美国光影车队)1:21:28
2,雷蒙德·克雷德(日本右京车队)ST
35,牛益逵(绿刃中国发展车队)ST
环韩国第4赛段后总成绩:
1,菲利波·扎坎蒂(意大利日波车队)13:35:38
2,本·佩里(以色列自行车学院车队)+0:41
17,詹姆斯·奥拉姆(绿刃中国发展车队)+1:19