Pascal Ackermann closes season with a victory at final day of Tour of Guangxi
Oct 22 2019 09:44 pm CET

Pascal Ackermann closes season with a victory at final day of Tour of Guangxi
Pascal Ackermann closes season with a victory at final day of Tour of Guangxi
Photo of Pascal Ackermann ©Bora-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Bora-hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann has taken the victory of the last stage of the Tour of Guangxi while Enric Mas topped the overall standings.

The final stage of the Chinese WorldTour race was 168.3 kilometres long and featured two categorised climbs in the last third of the race. Bora-hansgrohe worked hard in front of the peloton to control the gap with the five escapees, who were caught with five kilometres to go.

There was a crash in the last kilometre but most of the sprinters were not involved in it. After his lead-out train put him in position, Ackermann took Juan Sebastian Molano's wheel and overtook him in the last metres and took his second victory in this edition of the race and topped the points classification.

"This is the first time that I've been able to end my season with a win," said the German. "It wasn't necessarily an easy stage, with the tempo on the way back to Guilin being really high. The teamwork from the guys today was fantastic.

"In the final corner, I slipped somewhat but was able to find my position in the sprint train relatively quickly. This is a great stage win, and the entire team deserved it. We wanted to win at least one stage here, and we've more than achieved our goal."




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