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Tour of Guangxi 2019: Gaviria wins stage 1

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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) on the Tour of Guangxi podium

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) on the Tour of Guangxi podium
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Tour of Guangxi 2019 Stage 1

Ryan Mullen after stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi
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Ryan Mullen after stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi

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Tejay van Garderen at the Tour of Guangxi

Tejay van Garderen at the Tour of Guangxi
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Fernando Gaviria celebrates victory on stage 1

Fernando Gaviria celebrates victory on stage 1
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Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal)

Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal)
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) after winning stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) after winning stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi
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Ryan Mullen was on the attack on stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi

Ryan Mullen was on the attack on stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi
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Ryan Mullen in the mountains jersey at the Tour of Guangxi

Ryan Mullen in the mountains jersey at the Tour of Guangxi
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) won in Beihai on stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) won in Beihai on stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) in the red jersey at the Tour of Guangxi

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) in the red jersey at the Tour of Guangxi
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) beats Pascal Ackermann on stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi.

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) beats Pascal Ackermann on stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi.
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) celebrates victory on stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi.

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) celebrates victory on stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi.
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates).

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates).
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) wins stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) wins stage 1 of the Tour of Guangxi
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) pips Pascal Ackermann to the line in Beihai.

Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) pips Pascal Ackermann to the line in Beihai.
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Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) won the opening stage of the Tour of Guangxi in Beihai, triumphing in a bunch sprint after three laps of a circuit around the south Chinese city.

Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) took second place, just inches behind the Colombian, while Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) finished third. 

Gaviria's victory, his fifth of 2019, will go some way to salvaging an injury-ravaged season and will give the 25-year-old hope that he can repeat his 2017 performance, when he won four stages.

The pan-flat 135km stage was always set to end with a bunch sprint on the wide roads of Beihai, but that didn't stop Josef Černy (CCC Team), Mikkel Honoré (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Ryan Mullen (Trek-Segafredo) from venturing out into the breakaway early on. 

Their task would be a thankless one, though Mullen would later grab the mountains classification jersey for his efforts after leading over the day's two categorised hills. The trio's advantage maxed out at 2:45 early on but, with Bahrain-Merida and Bora-Hansgrohe among the teams working on the front of the peloton, it wouldn't last.

The break was duly caught after 90km of racing, while shortly after it was Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Michael Schwarzmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) who countered. Further back, the chase from the peloton was a determined one, and they, too, were brought back.

In the final 10km, it was Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) and Julius van den Berg (EF Education First) who tried their luck off the front. With unfavourable terrain and a very small advantage, the sprinter's teams reabsorbed the pair 3km from the finish.

Bora-Hansgrohe and Mitchelton-Scott were the main teams leading it out on the wide roads heading into the finish, with Ackermann and Trentin looking all set to contest the final 250 metres.

The German launched first, looking all set to add to his 2019 tally of 11 wins. Gaviria would still have his say, though, storming up the inside barriers on his own after jumping out from behind the wheel of Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Merida).

It was a close-run thing at the line but, perhaps due to the early launch, Gaviria had just about enough in the tank to take his first victory since May.

Results

Stage result
PositionRider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 2:53:42
2Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
3Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott
4Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain-Merida
5Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
6Max Kanter (Ger) Team Sunweb
7Davide Martinelli (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
8Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team
9Riccardo Minali (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
10Davide Ballerini (Ita) Astana Pro Team
11Christopher Lawless (GBr) Team Ineos
12Itamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
13Timo Roosen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
14Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Astana Pro Team
15Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty-Gobert
16Alexander Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
17Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb
18Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
19Timothy Dupont (Bel) Wanty-Gobert
20Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty-Gobert
21Jay Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data
22Ben Swift (GBr) Team Ineos
23Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First
24Frederik Frison (Bel) Lotto Soudal
25Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie
26Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
27Moreno Hofland (Ned) EF Education First
28Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Ineos
29Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data
30Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
31Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates
32Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Bahrain-Merida
33Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
34Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Team
35Gino Mäder (Swi) Dimension Data
36Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Sunweb
37Josef Černý (Cze) CCC Team
38Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) CCC Team
39Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First
40Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie
41Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Lotto Soudal
42Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Wanty-Gobert
43Jacques Willem Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
44Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
45Felix Großschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
46Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Team
47Stefan De Bod (RSA) Dimension Data
48Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
49Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy
50Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Den) Astana Pro Team
51Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First
52Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) UAE Team Emirates
53Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data
54Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team
55Rein Taaramäe (Est) Direct Energie
56Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo
57Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal
58Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
59Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
60Enric Mas (Spa) Deceuninck-QuickStep
61Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
62Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
63David de la Cruz (Spa) Team Ineos
64Taco van der Hoorn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
65Francisco Ventoso (Spa) CCC Team
66Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) CCC Team
67Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
68Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
69Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Ineos
70Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
71John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo
72Jerome Cousin (Fra) Direct Energie
73Petr Vakoc (Cze) Deceuninck-QuickStep
74Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
75Kaden Groves (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
76Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo
77Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
78Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Astana Pro Team
79Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Israel Cycling Academy
80Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-Gobert
81Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
82Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Dimension Data
83Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
84Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
85Brian van Goethem (Ned) Lotto Soudal
86Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin
87Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy
88Rasmus Iversen (Den) Lotto Soudal
89Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie
90Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Ineos
91Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
92Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
93Floris De Tier (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
94Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
95Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
96Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin
97Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First
98Tejay Van Garderen (USA) EF Education First
99Leonardo Basso (Ita) Team Ineos
100Meiyin Wang (Chn) Bahrain-Merida
101Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb
102Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates
103Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie
104Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Gobert
105Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
106Julius van den Berg (Ned) EF Education First
107Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb
108Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team
109Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain-Merida
110Florian Stork (Ger) Team Sunweb 0:00:19
111Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team Sunweb
112Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:29
113Edoardo Affini (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:37
114Callum Scotson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
115Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:42
116Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:39
117Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty-Gobert 0:02:49
118Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:04:00
119Roy Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 0:05:47
120Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:08:13
121Benjamin Perry (Can) Israel Cycling Academy
122Harry Tanfield (GBr) Katusha-Alpecin 0:09:30
DNSAndreas Schillinger (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe

General Classification after stage 1
PositionRider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 2:53:42
2Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:04
3Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:06
4Josef Černý (Cze) CCC Team
5Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
6Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo
7Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:10
8Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
9Max Kanter (Ger) Team Sunweb
10Davide Martinelli (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
11Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team
12Riccardo Minali (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
13Davide Ballerini (Ita) Astana Pro Team
14Christopher Lawless (GBr) Team Ineos
15Itamar Einhorn (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy
16Timo Roosen (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
17Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Astana Pro Team
18Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Wanty-Gobert
19Alexander Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
20Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb
21Jenthe Biermans (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
22Timothy Dupont (Bel) Wanty-Gobert
23Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty-Gobert
24Jay Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data
25Ben Swift (GBr) Team Ineos
26Daniel McLay (GBr) EF Education First
27Frederik Frison (Bel) Lotto Soudal
28Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie
29Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep
30Moreno Hofland (Ned) EF Education First
31Jhonatan Manuel Narvaez Prado (Ecu) Team Ineos
32Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Dimension Data
33Oliviero Troia (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
34Ivo Oliveira (Por) UAE Team Emirates
35Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Bahrain-Merida
36Steff Cras (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
37Kamil Gradek (Pol) CCC Team
38Gino Mäder (Swi) Dimension Data
39Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Sunweb
40Gijs Van Hoecke (Bel) CCC Team
41Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) EF Education First
42Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie
43Carl Fredrik Hagen (Nor) Lotto Soudal
44Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Wanty-Gobert
45Jacques Willem Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data
46Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
47Felix Großschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
48Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Team
49Stefan De Bod (RSA) Dimension Data
50Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
51Hamish Schreurs (NZl) Israel Cycling Academy
52Jonas Gregaard Wilsly (Den) Astana Pro Team
53Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First
54Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) UAE Team Emirates
55Louis Meintjes (RSA) Dimension Data
56Davide Villella (Ita) Astana Pro Team
57Rein Taaramäe (Est) Direct Energie
58Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo
59Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal
60Laurens De Vreese (Bel) Astana Pro Team
61Rüdiger Selig (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
62Enric Mas (Spa) Deceuninck-QuickStep
63Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Soudal
64Andrea Garosio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
65David de la Cruz (Spa) Team Ineos
66Taco van der Hoorn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
67Francisco Ventoso (Spa) CCC Team
68Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) CCC Team
69Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
70Kristoffer Halvorsen (Nor) Team Ineos
71Antwan Tolhoek (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
72John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo
73Jerome Cousin (Fra) Direct Energie
74Petr Vakoc (Cze) Deceuninck-QuickStep
75Pieter Serry (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
76Kaden Groves (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
77Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
78Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Astana Pro Team
79Matteo Badilatti (Swi) Israel Cycling Academy
80Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) Wanty-Gobert
81Nicholas Schultz (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
82Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Dimension Data
83Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
84Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
85Brian van Goethem (Ned) Lotto Soudal
86Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin
87Daniel Turek (Cze) Israel Cycling Academy
88Rasmus Iversen (Den) Lotto Soudal
89Romain Sicard (Fra) Direct Energie
90Diego Rosa (Ita) Team Ineos
91Antonio Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
92Nicola Conci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
93Floris De Tier (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
94Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
95Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
96Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin
97Hugh John Carthy (GBr) EF Education First
98Tejay Van Garderen (USA) EF Education First
99Leonardo Basso (Ita) Team Ineos
100Meiyin Wang (Chn) Bahrain-Merida
101Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Sunweb
102Juan Sebastian Molano (Col) UAE Team Emirates
103Paul Ourselin (Fra) Direct Energie
104Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Wanty-Gobert
105Bryan Nauleau (Fra) Direct Energie
106Julius van den Berg (Ned) EF Education First
107Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb
108Jan Hirt (Cze) Astana Pro Team
109Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Bahrain-Merida
110Florian Stork (Ger) Team Sunweb 0:00:29
111Lennard Kämna (Ger) Team Sunweb
112Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:39
113Edoardo Affini (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:47
114Callum Scotson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
115Iljo Keisse (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:52
116Viacheslav Kuznetsov (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:49
117Tom Devriendt (Bel) Wanty-Gobert 0:02:59
118Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:04:10
119Roy Goldstein (Isr) Israel Cycling Academy 0:05:57
120Shane Archbold (NZl) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:08:23
121Benjamin Perry (Can) Israel Cycling Academy
122Harry Tanfield (GBr) Katusha-Alpecin 0:09:40

Points Classification after stage 1
PositionRider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates15
2Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe10
3Josef Černý (Cze) CCC Team8
4Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo8
5Matteo Trentin (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott8
6Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep8
7Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain-Merida7
8Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo6
9Max Kanter (Ger) Team Sunweb5
10Davide Martinelli (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep4
11Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team3
12Riccardo Minali (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy2
13Davide Ballerini (Ita) Astana Pro Team1

Mountains Classification after stage 1
PositionRider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo3
2Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty-Gobert3
3Josef Černý (Cze) CCC Team2
4Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal2
5Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep1
6Maximilian Schachmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe)1

Youth Classification after stage 1
PositionRider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates 2:53:32
2Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:04
3Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:06
4Ryan Mullen (Irl) Trek-Segafredo
5Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:10
6Matteo Moschetti (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
7Max Kanter (Ger) Team Sunweb
8Jakub Mareczko (Ita) CCC Team
9Riccardo Minali (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
10Davide Ballerini (Ita) Astana Pro Team

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