Race: Tour of Taiyuan, Stage 4
Distance: 87.2 kilometers
Taihang, China — Team Novo Nordisk rode a tactically smart race on Stage 4 of Tour of Taiyuan and Spaniard David Lozano was able to retain the KOM jersey on a day the breakaway made it all the way to the finishing line.
Stage four was short but hilly and Team Novo Nordisk had all hands on deck from kilometer one to mark any riders that where a threat to the King of the Mountains classification. Eventually a nine-rider breakaway broke clear and opened a gap of around two minutes. With no real threats to either the General Classification or KOM jersey up front Team Novo Nordisk settled in and rode attentively in the front of the peloton, keeping our Spaniard always in a good position and out of harm’s way.
The escapees took all the points available on the only categorized climb on the day and a few riders tried to attack from the bunch. Lozano followed the move but the group was eventually reeled in.
The stage win was decide in a three-way sprint amongst the strongest of the breakaway and it was Romanian …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk