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Tour of Hainan: German rider Max Walscheid's first pro win gives him overall lead


10-25-2016 16:05 BJT

The section of tour of Hainan begins in Haikou and it would be a memorable one for German rider Max Walscheid who was looking for his first professional win.

This stage covers 208 kilometers en route to Chengmai and at the start its between a pack of 8 riders who launch an early attack.

As the race goes on the peloton becomes more crowded with Nazaer bieken and Sun Xialong attempting to break away. They are eventually pulled back by the other riders and it comes down to a race between Walscheid and Rafael Andriato.

The German pips him to the finish line to get his first professional race win and hold a slender 6 second advantage going into stage four which is a 159.4 kilometers contest from Chengmai to Danzhou.

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