Enric Mas triumphs at Queen Stage of Tour of Guangxi: We will try to defend the jersey
Oct 20 2019 09:47 pm CET

Enric Mas triumphs at Queen Stage of Tour of Guangxi: We will try to defend the jersey
Enric Mas triumphs at Queen Stage of Tour of Guangxi: We will try to defend the jersey
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Enric Mas has taken the victory of the Queen Stage at the Tour of Guangxi and climbed to the top of the General Classification.

The fourth stage of the Chinese race was 161.4 kilometres long and Deceuninck-Quick-Step worked hard to shelter the Spaniard and take him safely to the last climb of the day. With two kilometres to go, Jumbo-Visma's Antwan Tolhoek made a move and was followed by Mas and Daniel Martínez (EF Education First).

The Spaniard then set a rhythm that was impossible for the other two to follow and crossed solo the finish line. "The team did an amazing work today, protecting me and chasing the break, which at one point had a pretty big gap over the peloton," Mas explained. "Thanks to the guys, I was well-positioned at the start of the climb and I had Rémi to launch a probing attack and make others work. When he was caught with some 1700 meters to go, I knew that it was up to me and that all I needed to do was attack and try to make the difference.

"My season was a solid and consistent one, but truth be told, I was missing a victory, and to get it now, in my last race of the year and my final outing for this fantastic squad, feels really great. There are still two more stages left, but we will try to defend the jersey and bring it home."









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