Tour of Fuzhou: Lyu Xianjing makes history with stage 1 win

The riders start stage 1

Following his impressive fifth place overall in the Tour of Hainan, Lyu Xianjing (Hengxiang) took the first victory of his career on stage 1 of the Tour of Fuzhou. Lyu outsprinted Ilya Davidenok (Beijing XDS-Innova Cycling Team), Hanibal Tesfay (Eritrea) and Ben Dyball (ST George) atop the 10km long climb to Kuliang. This is only the second international road race of the 20-year-old mountain biker from the Yunnan province, who is directed by the first ever Chinese WorldTour rider Li Fuyu. He now leads the Tour of Fuzhou by four seconds with four stages remaining. “I’m very happy to win here today,” Lyu said after the finish. “My hard training and the experience I accumulated in my previous race [the Tour of Hainan] have paid off. I had climbed to Kuliang before, so I was confident in doing something good in this stage, but it was a long climb and ...

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