Tour of Hainan: Masnada seals overall title

Simon Pellaud celebrates his win

Simon Pellaud of the Swiss national team brilliantly won the final stage of the 13th Tour of Hainan with a solo move in the last three kilometres. The win banished painful memories of his near-miss on stage 2, and it was the same for his breakaway companion that day, Fausto Masnada (Androni-Giocattoli), who finished safely in the peloton here to seal the overall title. "This was my third breakaway during the Tour of Hainan. On stage 2, Masnada and myself got caught just before the finishing line. I'm really happy with the outcome today," Pellaud said. "I still had a great motivation to break away today. Androni didn't really want to bring the peloton back on us. I was more than two minutes down on GC. There was a great cooperation in the breakaway. Alan Marangoni kept telling us to ride smart and ride hard. It's the best way to ...

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