Tour of Chongming Island 2016

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Tour of Chongming Island - overview


The Tour of Chongming Island has upgraded from a UCI 2.1-level stage race, which was accompanied by a one-day World Cup, to a place on the inaugural Women’s WorldTour held this year from May 6-8 in China.


The three-day event is one classed for the sprinters whereby Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products) won two stages and the overall classification in 2015.


All stages will begin and end in Xincheng Park. The opening stage will take the women’s field along a 139.8km road race, followed by a 112.8km race on stage 2, and the event will conclude with a 99km stage 3. During the three days of racing, for a total of 351.6km, there will also include six intermediate sprints and three cat four climbs.


Neither Wild nor World Tour standings leader, Lizzie Armitstead, will be on the start line at the 2016 Tour of Chongming Island, leaving the race wide open for the taking.


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