The Tour of Chongming Island marks a significant shift in the season; the end of the one-day Classics and the beginning of the mid-season stage races that are part of the Women's WorldTour. The race takes place from May 9-11 in China.
It's traditionally a sprinter's affair with three pan-flat stages that cater to only the fastest women in the peloton - think Kirsten Wild (WNT-Rotor), Jolien D'hoore (Boels Dolmans) and Chloe Hosking (Ale Cipollini), all previous winners.
After a successful track campaign, Wild enjoyed two early-season victories on the Women's WorldTour this season, so far, at Driedaagse Brugge De Panne and Gent-Wevelgem. She will not be attending the race this year, however, and that leaves the race open for new faces on the podium.
2019 Tour of Chongming Island
Stage 1: May 9, 2019 - New Park City, 102.7km
Stage 2: May 10, 2019 - Chongming Fenghuang Park - New Park City, 126.6km
Stage 3: May 11, 2019 - New Park City, 118.4km
2018 Tour of Chongming Island - Top 10 GC
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products - Birk Sport||8:45:55|
|2||Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank||0:00:05|
|3||Anastasiia Iakovenko (Rus) BTC City Ljubljana||0:00:08|
|4||Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Valcar PBM||0:00:13|
|5||Coralie Demay (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope||0:00:16|
|6||Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling||0:01:04|
|7||Kirsten Wild (Ned) Wiggle High5||0:01:12|
|8||Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Mitchelton Scott||0:01:13|
|9||Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini||0:01:18|
|10||Kelly Druyts (Bel) Doltcini - Van Eyck Sport UCI Women Cycling||0:01:19|