Check out last week’s events with our weekly recap!
Gree - Tour of Guangxi
October 17th-22nd | China
The final event of the 2019 UCI WorldTour saw a first GC victory for Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Enric Mas since turning pro three years ago. The Spanish rider won stage four of the six-day Chinese race to take the overall lead and was protected by his team the following two days to claim the overall by five seconds over Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda (EF Education First). Two athletes won two stages in Guangxi: German Pascal Ackermann (Bora - Hansgrohe) wore the leader’s jersey for a day after winning stage 3, then finished his Chinese campaign in style with victory in the last stage and an overall points classification win. Meanwhile, Colombian Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) sprinted to the win in the opening stage and again on day 5. Great Britain’s Daniel McLay (EF Education First) was the other rider to sign a stage victory, putting in the fastest sprint on stage 2 between Beihai and Qinzhou.
🏆 Enric Mas Nicolau (ESP)
2 Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda (COL)
3 Diego Rosa (ITA)
Tour of Guangxi Women's WorldTour
October 22nd | Guilin, China
Australian Chloé Hosking came off a five-day bike packing holiday with her father to win the final UCI Women’s WorldTour event of the season. After being dropped slightly on the second climb, the Alé Cipollini rider made the most of her “local” knowledge - gained during her bike trip with her father - in the descent to get back to the leading bunch. After some aggressive riding from CCC-Liv, the team’s leader Marianne Vos (NED) launched the sprint early but was overtaken by Hosking and second-placed Canadian Alison Jackson (Team TIBCO – Silicon Valley Bank). Third place was enough for Vos to oust fellow Dutch athlete and UCI World Champion Annemiek van Vleuten – not racing in China - from the top spot of the overall UCI Women’s WorldTour individual ranking. Meanwhile, it was a farewell victory celebration for Hosking and her Alé Cipollini team-mates: next year the Australian joins American team Rally UHC Cycling.
🏆 Chloé Hosking (AUS)
2 Alison Jackson (CAN)
3 Marianne Vos (NED)