McLay signs off on EF Education First tenure with Tour of Guangxi stage win

Ef Education First's Dan McLay wins stage 2 of the 2019 Tour of Guangxi
Ef Education First's Dan McLay wins stage 2 of the 2019 Tour of Guangxi (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

At his final race for EF Education First, Dan McLay put a testing two years with the team behind him to claim his biggest win yet, triumphing on stage 2 of the Tour of Guangxi in Qinzhou.

The Briton outpaced an impressive selection of sprinters on the wide roads of the south Chinese city, beating Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) into second place, while stage 1 winner Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates), Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) and John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) were among the other big names left trailing in his wake.

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