TOUR OF HAINAN: JACOPO MOSCA WINS THE QUEEN STAGE

The scenario is changed at the Tour of Hainan that today has seen the riders in a battle on some difficult climbs but the final result has still been the same. Six win on seven stages for the team Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia with Jacopo Mosca that has achieved the victory in his first season as a pro and that is now the new leader of the general classification replacing his team mate Jakub Mareczko.

The piemontese rider was part of a breakaway from the beginning of the stage with many riders losing ground on the last KOM of the day with the top at 12 kms to go. The spanish Prades and the dutch De Maar, who attacked from the peloton, were the only riders able to resist at the action of Mosca.

50″ was the gap on top of the KOM and because of this in the last kms the leading trio started to slow down waiting for the right moment to attack. De Maar tried two times but with 200 metres to go Mosca was able to overtake him and at the same time to resist at the come back of Prades.

In the general classification Mosca has 3″ of advantage on Prades with two stages to go of a Tour of Hainan that gets better and better everyday for our team that has put another rider in the top 10, Alex Turrin who ended in 8th place.

STAGE RESULTS

1 Jacopo Mosca
2 Benjamin Prades
3 Marc de Maar 2″

8 Alex Turrin 11″
29 Ilia Koshevoy 1’23”
86 Giuseppe Fonzi 14’25”
87 Luca Raggio
88 Jakub Mareczko
89 Eugert Zhupa

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 Jacopo Mosca
2 Benjamin Prades 3″
3 Mykhaylo Kononenko 8″

19 Alex Turrin 21″
81 Ilia Koshevoy 13’21”
82 Jakub Mareczko 13’38”
89 Giuseppe Fonzi 14’35”
90 Eugert Zhupa 14’44”
97 Luca Raggio 26’57”

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