TNN Shines in Tour of Hainan’s Final Stage with Breakaway

09 October 2023

The final stage of the Tour of Hainan hit hard with its grueling 205km route. But that didn’t deter the riders from giving their all and achieving great results. Quinten de Graeve was a standout for Team Novo Nordisk, as he managed to stay in the breakaway for over 100 km. Adding to the successful day, Hamish Beadle and David Lozano both finished in the top 20.

Gennady Mikhaylov, Sports director:

“The last stage was a long one with many attacks and an active peloton. At kilometer 45, Quinten managed to join the good breakaway and stayed there until the last KOM. He performed really well today, showcasing his youthful energy. At the finish, the guys worked together effectively, resulting in another top 20 finish, with Hamish finishing 13th and Lozano 18th.”

“We had a great time here in China. We always love to come back, and we’ll miss it here. The Tour of Hainan was a successful race for us, and we’ll remember it in a positive light.”

Quinten de Graeve (BEL):

“After 45 km, I was in a good move. It took a bit of time to get a bigger gap, but eventually, we managed it. I wanted to start the last KOM climb after 160 km with as much time as possible so I could help in the finish. I made it to the top in the bunch and then I did my best to help Hamish with all that was left in my legs in the final.”

“It was great to race in China again. I had a really good time and gained more experiences. I am grateful for the opportunity to have raced here and I hope to come back again in the upcoming years.”

Photo credit: Tour of Hainan

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