Tour of Fuzhou: Slik wins stage 3

Ilya Davidenok is the new race leader

Dutchman Ivar Slik (Monkey Town) was the third rider to claim his maiden pro victory in three days of racing at the 2018 Tour of Fuzhou, following the path of Chinese sensation Lyu Xianjing and Germany’s Leon Rohde. Slik’s two breakaway companions Ilya Davidenok (Beijing XDS-Innova) and Ben Dyball (St George) moved up to first and second places. Lyu bravely defended his overall lead in a rain soaked day in Liang Jiang but missed out on bringing the main group across by fifteen seconds in the thrilling finale of a short but demanding stage. “I’m very happy to get a pro win in this beautiful race”, Slik said. “I looked at the stage profiles before the Tour of Fuzhou and I thought this Friday’s stage was my chance. It was a hilly one but not too hilly. I took it a little bit easy yesterday and the day before to ...

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