Next Sunday, on uly 22nd, the Tour of Qinghai Lake will hold ist Grand Depart in Ledu, China. The tour will cover 14 stages and approximately 2,000 kilometers across the Tibetan high Plateau around the Qinghai Lake.
The German team BIKE AID is taking part in the „Tour de France of Asia“ for the fifth time in a row. With sprinter Lucas Carstensen the team is aiming for a stage win this year and the Kenyan Suleiman Kangangi should have a say in the GC.
With Daniel Bichlmann, Nikodemus Holler and Timo Schäfer BIKE AID will bring experienced riders at the start, who have already competed at the tour several times. Young Kenyan Salim Kipkemboi and Eritrean Meron Abraham will both make their debut at the Tour of Qinghai Lake in 2018.