After a successful start to the Tour of Poyang Lake in China yesterday by Tino Thömel, the team BIKE AID wanted to deliver their sprinter well again to take another top result.
The second stage of the tour took the guys around the big city of Nanchang (with about 5 million inhabitants, but rather a small Chinese town) and then 5 finihsing-laps of 12 kilometers around the Aixi Lake. On the contrary, it was not expected that the final laps would lead across broad, highway-like roads, but ran along narrow cycle paths along the lake.
As a result, the position battles started very early and it then Nikodemus Holler, who ultimately had the best position in the finale. In the sprint, he could only be beaten by one rider, so our climber Niko, certainly surprised with his 2nd place in the sprint. Patrick Lechner well-rounded the day's results with his 5th place.
Tomorrow is the first time the boys hit the mountains and we are curious what we can expect.