German Charlotte Becker wins and leads in Tour of Chongming Island
Apr 27 2018 12:57 pm CET

German Charlotte Becker wins and leads in Tour of Chongming Island
German Charlotte Becker wins and leads in Tour of Chongming Island
Photo of Charlotte Becker by Team Hitec Products Birk Sport

Charlotte Becker of Hitec Products is the new leader of the Tour of Chongming Island after winning the second stage from a breakaway.

The second of three stages was 122.2 kilometers long, with start at Fenghuang Park and finish at Xincheng Park.

While the sprinters had counted on a bunch sprint, some riders had different ideas and launched a successful breakaway. At the finish, the five remaining riders still had more than a minute of advantage over the peloton.

In the sprint, Becker proved to have the better legs and crossed the line ahead of TIBCO-SVB's Shannon Malseed and BTC City's Anastasia Iakovenko. Dalia Muccioli and Coralie Demay completed the top five.

The sprint of the peloton was won by Belgian Jolien d'Hoore. The Mitchelton-Scott rider crossed the line at 1'12" from the front group.

Becker is also the new leader in the general classification, with an advantage of five seconds over Malseed. Iakovenko follows at eight seconds. Bronzini, first after the opening stage, drops to sixth position.

The race finishes on Saturday with a 126.5km flat stage with start and finish in Xincheng Park.






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