Tour of Hainan: Hat-trick for Mareczko

Wilier Triestina rider beats Laas and Giacoppo to extend lead

Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina) made it three in a row in Danzhou to beat Peter Sagan's total of 36 victories in his first three pro seasons. Mareczko extended his overall lead while Martin Laas (Delko Marseille) and Anthony Giacoppo (IsoWhey Sports-Swisswellness) rounded out the podium.

"It was a long stage and a difficult one to control because in the first 60 kilometres everyone was looking for breaking away," Mareczko reacted. "It was lumpy all day. But we kept it under control and, at the end, [Eugert] Zhupa took me to the front with perfection. When I came out of his wheel, it was all very simple. I have to thank Eugert and all my teammates from Wilier Triestina. They've done an exceptional job. It won't be a bunch sprint finish every day but as long as we have a chance, we will go for it."

Oleksandr Polivoda (Kolss), Hou Weijie (Keyi Look), Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly) were the first attackers but their ambitions were short lived due to the king of the mountains points on offer only 22km after the start line. Vitaly Buts (Kolss) made the best of it as he fended off his rivals Benjamin Hill (Attaque Team Gusto) and Benjamin Prades (Ukyo).

The intermediate sprint at kilometre 38 was also highly contested with Laas taking the first place and a lot of hopes for the green jersey while Dylan Page (Swiss National Team) and Marco Zanotti (Monkey Town) were second and third, the Italian giving a strong indication that he's chasing time bonus because of his ambitions on GC. Mirco Maestri (Bardiani CSF), Rick Van Breda (Monkey Town), Zhang Zheng (Hengxiang) and Jacopo Mosca (Wilier Triestina) rode away after the sprint but got caught at kilometre 50.

Travis Samuel (H&R Block), Oleksandr Prevar (Kolss), Sven Van Luijk (Monkey Town) and Alfredo Castillo (Jelly Belly) got more luck. They got a maximum gap of 3:30 after 75km. Almost 90km were covered in the first two hours. The advantage of the quartet was reduced to 1.15 with 25km to go and 30 seconds at the 10km to go mark. They were reined in three kilometres before the end.

"The last guy supposed to lead me out [Emil Liepins] was dropped after being stuck behind some other riders," Laas described. "We were together with Asbjorn [Kragh Andersen] but one kilometre was too long for him to drag me, so I was alone for the last 400 metres. I had to take a bit of wind and then Mareczko started sprinting. I had already made a little effort but he could go with fresh legs. He went straight away to the front and it stayed like this till the line. It's ok. I'm happy with my sprint and my result."

Mareczko wasn't too carried away with having reached the number of 37 pro wins in his first three seasons as a pro. "I'm pleased with the number but it can't be compared to Peter Sagan's 36 because his wins have another value," the Italian said. "We've won at totally different races. It can't be compared. I got most of my wins on Asian soil, where I found stage races with a lot of stages and a lot of flat stages, unlike in Europe where there are many more climbs."

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia4:24:23 
2Martin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
3Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness  
4Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
5Emils Liepins (Lat) Rietumu Banka - Riga  
6Marco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
7Andriy Kulyk (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
8Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Team Ukyo  
9Zsolt Dér (Hun) Team Vorarlberg  
10Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
11Michael Sheehan (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
12Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
13Benjamin Hill (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto  
14Joab Schneiter (Swi) Switzerland  
15Marco Zanotti (Ita) Monkey Town Continental Team  
16Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team  
17Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
18Stephan Bakker (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
19Patrick Schelling (Swi) Team Vorarlberg  
20Polychronis Tzortzakis (Gre) RTS - Monton Racing Team  
21Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
22Zhiwen Chen (Chn) Giant Cycling Team  
23Dylan Page (Swi) Switzerland  
24Gian Friesecke (Swi) Team Vorarlberg  
25Martin Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg  
26Marc-Antoine Nadon (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team  
27Weijie Hou (Chn) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
28Gerd De Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
29Andriy Vasylyuk (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
30Shao Hsuan Lu (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto  
31Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
32Joris Blokker (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
33Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team  
34Mehdi Benhamouda (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
35Paolo Lunardon (Ita) RTS - Monton Racing Team  
36Robert Stannard (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
37Bieken Nazaerbieke (Chn) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
38Timothy Guy (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto  
39Ivar Slik (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
40Radoslav Konstantinov (Bul) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team  
41Mykhaylo Kononenko (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
42Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
43Tianhao Gu (Chn) Giant Cycling Team  
44Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
45Robbie Hucker (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness  
46Gordian Banzer (Swi) Switzerland  
47Martin Schäppi (Swi) Switzerland  
48Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
49Oleksandr Polivoda (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
50Yadong Wang (Chn) Beijing XDS - Innova Cycling Team  
51Justin Paroz (Swi) Switzerland  
52Daniel Dominguez Barragan (Spa) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
53Chien Chou Chen (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto  
54Sven Van Luijk (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
55Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia  
56Martin Lavric (Slo) Attaque Team Gusto  
57Xin Wang (Chn) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
58Michael Freiberg (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness  
59Zheng Zhang (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
60Benjami Prades Reverter (Spa) Team Ukyo  
61Jordan Cheyne (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
62Jai Hindley (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
63Andrii Bratashchuk (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
64Mingrun Chen (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
65Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Team Ukyo  
66Samuel Jenner (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
67Dimitri Bussard (Swi) Switzerland  
68Sam Crome (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness  
69Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
70Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
71Mikel Aristi Gardoki (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
72Oleksandr Prevar (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
73Lukas Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg  
74Reid McClure (Can) Team Novo Nordisk  
75Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia  
76Alex Turrin (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia  
77Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
78Lukas Spengler (Swi) Switzerland  
79Jure Rupnik (Slo) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team  
80Steven Manuel Cuesta Zamora (Col) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team  
81Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
82Alder Martz (USA) Attaque Team Gusto  
83Miras Torekhanov (Kaz) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
84Guangtong Ma (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
85Taylor Shelden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
86Sam Brand (GBr) Team Novo Nordisk  
87Antonio Jose Alarcon Gonzalez (Col) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team  
88Hang Shi (Chn) Giant Cycling Team  
89Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
90Rodrigo Araque Lorente (Spa) Team Ukyo  
91Chris Prendergast (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team  
92Cristian Andres Peña Meneses (Col) RTS - Monton Racing Team  
93Juan Jose De Jesus Carrero Acosta (Col) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team  
94Wen Chung Huang (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto  
95Reinier Honig (Ned) Team Vorarlberg  
96Marc De Maar (Ned) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
97Jianpeng Liu (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
98Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
99Abdullojon Akparov (Uzb) Beijing XDS - Innova Cycling Team  
100Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
101Jiankun Liu (Chn) Mitchelton Scott  
102Eiichi Hirai (Jpn) Team Ukyo  
103Joseph Cooper (NZl) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness  
104Meng Yan (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
105Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia  
106Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia  
107Islam Usmanov (Kaz) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
108Luke Mudgway (NZl) RTS - Monton Racing Team  
109Rick Van Breda (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
110Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Team Vorarlberg  
111Bo Wang (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
112Xiang Yuan Li (Chn) Giant Cycling Team  
113Benjamin Dyball (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team  
114Jonathan Couanon (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
115Jason Lea (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness  
116Fuwen Xue (Chn) Mitchelton Scott  
117Tanzou Tokuda (Jpn) Team Ukyo  
118Luca Raggio (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia0:01:06 
119Chaohua Xue (Chn) Mitchelton Scott0:01:25 
120Alexis Cartier (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team0:01:44 
DSQSun Xiaolong (Chn) Mitchelton Scott  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Martin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM19 pts
2Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia16 
3Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness13 
4Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF12 
5Emils Liepins (Lat) Rietumu Banka - Riga11 
6Marco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF10 
7Andriy Kulyk (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team9 
8Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Team Ukyo8 
9Zsolt Dér (Hun) Team Vorarlberg7 
10Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk6 
11Michael Sheehan (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis5 
12Oleksandr Prevar (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team5 
13Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team4 
14Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis3 
15Benjamin Hill (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto3 
16Dylan Page (Swi) Switzerland3 
17Joab Schneiter (Swi) Switzerland2 
18Marco Zanotti (Ita) Monkey Town Continental Team2 
19Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountains
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team3 pts
2Benjamin Hill (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto2 
3Benjami Prades Reverter (Spa) Team Ukyo1 
General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia15:11:11 
2Martin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM0:00:20 
3Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Team Ukyo0:00:21 
4Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness0:00:29 
5Dylan Page (Swi) Switzerland0:00:31 
6Benjamin Hill (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto  
7Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
8Michael Freiberg (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness0:00:33 
9Marco Zanotti (Ita) Monkey Town Continental Team  
10Mykhaylo Kononenko (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
11Zsolt Dér (Hun) Team Vorarlberg0:00:34 
12Emils Liepins (Lat) Rietumu Banka - Riga  
13Oleksandr Prevar (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
14Jianpeng Liu (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
15Steven Manuel Cuesta Zamora (Col) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team0:00:35 
16Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
17Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
18Guangtong Ma (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
19Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team0:00:36 
20Andriy Kulyk (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team0:00:37 
21Marco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
22Martin Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg  
23Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk  
24Polychronis Tzortzakis (Gre) RTS - Monton Racing Team  
25Gian Friesecke (Swi) Team Vorarlberg  
26Zhiwen Chen (Chn) Giant Cycling Team  
27Maxat Ayazbayev (Kaz) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
28Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
29Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
30Robert Stannard (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
31Ivar Slik (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
32Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team  
33Andriy Vasylyuk (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
34Marc-Antoine Nadon (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team  
35Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
36Joris Blokker (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
37Lukas Spengler (Swi) Switzerland  
38Weijie Hou (Chn) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
39Jure Rupnik (Slo) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team  
40Sven Van Luijk (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
41Jonathan Couanon (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
42Joab Schneiter (Swi) Switzerland  
43Paolo Lunardon (Ita) RTS - Monton Racing Team  
44Gordian Banzer (Swi) Switzerland  
45Mehdi Benhamouda (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk  
46Robbie Hucker (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness  
47Patrick Schelling (Swi) Team Vorarlberg  
48Daniel Dominguez Barragan (Spa) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
49Benjami Prades Reverter (Spa) Team Ukyo  
50Bieken Nazaerbieke (Chn) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
51Gerd De Keijzer (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk  
52Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
53Joonas Henttala (Fin) Team Novo Nordisk  
54Oleksandr Polivoda (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
55Justin Paroz (Swi) Switzerland  
56Shao Hsuan Lu (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto  
57Mikel Aristi Gardoki (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
58Timothy Guy (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto  
59Radoslav Konstantinov (Bul) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team  
60Dimitri Bussard (Swi) Switzerland  
61Stephan Bakker (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team  
62Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Team Vorarlberg  
63Reinier Honig (Ned) Team Vorarlberg  
64Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
65Jai Hindley (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
66Sam Crome (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness  
67Xin Wang (Chn) Keyi Look Cycling Team  
68Jordan Cheyne (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
69Samuel Jenner (Aus) Mitchelton Scott  
70Chris Prendergast (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team  
71Martin Lavric (Slo) Attaque Team Gusto  
72Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Team Ukyo  
73Reid McClure (Can) Team Novo Nordisk  
74Lukas Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg  
75Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
76Antonio Jose Alarcon Gonzalez (Col) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team  
77Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
78Sam Brand (GBr) Team Novo Nordisk  
79Thierry Hupond (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM  
80Juan Jose De Jesus Carrero Acosta (Col) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team  
81Yadong Wang (Chn) Beijing XDS - Innova Cycling Team  
82Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia  
83Cristian Andres Peña Meneses (Col) RTS - Monton Racing Team  
84Andrii Bratashchuk (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team  
85Taylor Shelden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis  
86Wen Chung Huang (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto  
87Alex Turrin (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia  
88Jason Lea (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness  
89Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
90Marc De Maar (Ned) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
91Fuwen Xue (Chn) Mitchelton Scott  
92Simone Sterbini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
93Hang Shi (Chn) Giant Cycling Team  
94Abdullojon Akparov (Uzb) Beijing XDS - Innova Cycling Team  
95Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia  
96Bo Wang (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
97Meng Yan (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
98Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia0:00:49 
99Martin Schäppi (Swi) Switzerland  
100Rick Van Breda (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team0:01:19 
101Joseph Cooper (NZl) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness0:01:42 
102Luke Mudgway (NZl) RTS - Monton Racing Team0:01:46 
103Mingrun Chen (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team0:02:30 
104Zheng Zhang (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
105Alder Martz (USA) Attaque Team Gusto0:02:43 
106Michael Sheehan (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:03:53 
107Rodrigo Araque Lorente (Spa) Team Ukyo0:04:05 
108Jiankun Liu (Chn) Mitchelton Scott0:05:45 
109Tianhao Gu (Chn) Giant Cycling Team0:07:26 
110Eiichi Hirai (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:08:05 
111Ilia Koshevoy (Blr) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia0:08:41 
112Miras Torekhanov (Kaz) Keyi Look Cycling Team0:10:01 
113Luca Raggio (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia0:10:59 
114Chien Chou Chen (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto0:11:31 
115Tanzou Tokuda (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:12:22 
116Chaohua Xue (Chn) Mitchelton Scott0:12:53 
117Islam Usmanov (Kaz) Keyi Look Cycling Team0:13:09 
118Benjamin Dyball (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team0:13:21 
119Alexis Cartier (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team0:13:46 
120Xiang Yuan Li (Chn) Giant Cycling Team0:13:52 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jakub Mareczko (Ita) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia63 pts
2Martin Laas (Est) Delko Marseille Provence KTM55 
3Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Team Ukyo38 
4Dylan Page (Swi) Switzerland35 
5Michael Freiberg (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness30 
6Emils Liepins (Lat) Rietumu Banka - Riga28 
7Andriy Kulyk (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team28 
8Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness26 
9Marco Maronese (Ita) Bardiani CSF26 
10Marc-Antoine Nadon (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team24 
11Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF19 
12Zsolt Dér (Hun) Team Vorarlberg17 
13Umberto Poli (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk16 
14Marco Zanotti (Ita) Monkey Town Continental Team15 
15Benjamin Hill (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto12 
16Jonathan Couanon (Fra) Delko Marseille Provence KTM11 
17Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team10 
18Polychronis Tzortzakis (Gre) RTS - Monton Racing Team10 
19Enrico Barbin (Ita) Bardiani CSF9 
20Martin Meiler (Ger) Team Vorarlberg8 
21Mikel Aristi Gardoki (Spa) Delko Marseille Provence KTM8 
22Eugert Zhupa (Alb) Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia8 
23Mehdi Benhamouda (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk7 
24Mykhaylo Kononenko (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team6 
25Fabian Lienhard (Swi) Team Vorarlberg6 
26Oleksandr Prevar (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team5 
27Jianpeng Liu (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team5 
28Joseph Cooper (NZl) Isowhey Sports Swisswellness5 
29Michael Sheehan (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis5 
30Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Monkey Town Continental Team4 
31Steven Manuel Cuesta Zamora (Col) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team3 
32Ulises Alfredo Castillo Soto (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis3 
33Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF3 
34Robert Stannard (Aus) Mitchelton Scott3 
35Jacob Rathe (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis3 
36Luke Mudgway (NZl) RTS - Monton Racing Team3 
37Guangtong Ma (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team2 
38Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Hainan Jilun Cycling Team2 
39Joab Schneiter (Swi) Switzerland2 
40Travis Samuel (Can) H&R Block Pro Cycling Team1 
41Dimitri Bussard (Swi) Switzerland1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Kolss Cycling Team7 pts
2Benjamin Hill (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto6 
3Benjami Prades Reverter (Spa) Team Ukyo5 

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