Felix Großschartner climbs to second place on the Mashan Nongla climb to move up to second in the overall ranking.
The fourth stage of the Tour of Guangxi took the riders from Nanning over 153km up to the Mashan Nongla climb. Right after the start two riders built the breakaway of the day and after some kilometres, the advantage increased to more than two minutes. BORA – hansgrohe rode in the peloton and waited until the final climb to make a move. Approaching the final climb, the breakaway was caught and G. Moscon launched an attack. BORA – hansgrohe rider Felix Großschartner was in a good position and tried to follow the attack. In the final 500m Moscon had a small gap over his opponents and took the stage win, while Felix Großschartner climbed to second place on today’s uphill summit finish. In the general classification Felix now sits in second position, nine seconds behind the new leader G. Moscon.
01 G. Moscon 3:38:02
02 F. Großschartner +0:05
03 S. Chernetski +0:08
From the Finish Line
“I am more than happy to finish on the podium in a WorldTour race. I moved up to second in the overall, therefore a huge thank you to my teammates. Peter parried all the attacks on the final climb and brought me into a good position. Of course, I want to defend my overall spot to have a great end of my first WorldTour season.” – Felix Großschartner
“We went into today’s stage with two cards to play. We knew Peter is totally in shape, also Felix showed a great form in the last couple of days. Peter focused on the first part of the final climb and Felix waited until the final metres. It was really close to a stage win, nevertheless, I think, we can be more than satisfied with his result. The whole team worked perfectly, the sprinters in the flat parts and the climbers on the final climb. The next days we will focus again on our strong lead-out.” - Christian Pömer, sports director