Jacobsen denies Ackermann to take second win in Nanning.
This time a trio went up the road early at the Tour of Guangxi. But yet again the sprinter teams controlled the race and never let the break open a substantial gap. Also BORA – hansgrohe pulled in the bunch for yesterday’s stage winner Pascal Ackermann. When the break was caught on the last 10 kilometers, a fierce battle between the lead-out trains started on the 6-kilomter-long home straight. This time Fabio Jacobsen got the timing right to deny Pascal Ackermann’s second win in a row. Still, with his second place today, Pascal showed once again his superior shape at the end of the season.
01 F. Jacobsen 2:43:54
02 P. Ackermann +0:00
03 M. Walscheid +0:00
From the Finish Line
“Well, I had good legs again and the team did a brilliant job, but as expected it was really difficult to get the timing right on this long home straight and with tailwinds. I was a little too early in end and therefore missed the win. To be honest, I am a little disappointed because the victory was within reach again.” – Pascal Ackermann
"After the win yesterday, we took responsibility and pulled with Lotto-Jumbo early in the bunch. We managed the gap well, and the break was caught on the last 10k. Our plan was to hit the front on the home straight as late as possible, but Pascal was a little too early in the end. Still the team did a great job once again. I think there will be more chances for him after tomorrow.” – Christian Pömer, Sports Director