Megias Remains 2nd Overall After Penultimate Stage at Tour de Korea
11 June 2016
Race: Tour de Korea, Stage 6
Start/Finish: Chungju / Seoul, Korea
Distance: 142.8 kilometers
Seoul, Korea – Following Saturday’s penultimate stage at the Tour de Korea, Team Novo Nordisk’s Javier Megias (ESP) hangs onto 2nd in the overall general classification.
The race kicked off in Chungju with several teams going the attack early on. After 10km, six riders managed to break free and eventually worked up a gap of over 2:00. The Team Novo Nordisk squad was happy to let the riders go, and worked inside the peloton to control the race and protect Megias. “We worked really well with Nippo-Vini Fantini to defend the G.C.,” Megias said. “Together, we controlled the race well.”
As the race approached Seoul and the final 20km, the six leaders retained a 1:30 advantage, but the peloton was hot on their tail. The break was reeled in inside 10km, and the teams began to prepare for the final sprint. With 5km to go, four new leaders broke free and were able hold a 0:20 gap as the race approached the final kilometer.
Brad Evans (Drapac Professional Cycling) and Kristian House (One Pro Cycling) shared the victory, as a photo finish was unable to determine the winner then they arrived at par.
“My teammates are working incredibly well,” Megias went on to say. “They helped me in the sprint to finish in front of the guy who’s 3rd in G.C., so everything went according to plan. Tomorrow will be same: attacks and more attacks. We will try to control the race and to defend my position.”
- 1st: Brad Evans (Drapac Professional Cycling), 3:10:35
- 1st: Kristian House (One Pro Cycling), “
- 3rd Ha Jeon Jung (Seoul Cycling Team), ”
Team Novo Nordisk Results:
- 27th: Javier Megias, 0:20 behind Evans
- 28th: Andrea Peron, “
- 49th: Charles Planet, “
- 51st: David Lozano, “
- 54th: Corentin Cherhal, “
- 62nd: Chris Williams, “