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Lutsenko extends overall lead with stage 8 victory in Tour of Hainan

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Alexey Lutsenko

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) won stage 8 at Tour of Hainan as he extended his overall lead.

On Saturday, the 24-year-old Kazakhstan rider and 2012 under-23 UCI world road race champion overcame four categorised climbs and added stage winner to his most recent list of accomplishments after outsprinting stage 1 winner and previous race leader Rafael Andriato (Wilier Triestina-Southeast) on stage 8 (165.8km) in Qiongzhong, China. Italian Andrea Pasqualon (Team Roth) finished third for his second podium of the race.

“On the last KOM, I wanted to attack,” explained Lutsenko following his third victory of the season, which also included a Paris-Nice stage win in March. “I was joined by a small group that I wanted to take to the finish, but a chase group caught us and we all went to the line together.

“I want to thank my teammates, because in the last kilometre I had two riders (Dmitriy Gruzdev and Daniil Fominykh) leading me out and giving me big support, otherwise I would have been racing a lot of good sprinters and it would have been very difficult. This win is because of my team.”

Tour of Hainan 2016 – stage 8 results:

1 Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)

4:13:50

2 Rafael Andriato (Wilier – Southeast)

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3 Andrea Pasqualon (Roth)

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4 Simone Ponzi (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)

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5 Leonardo Duque (Delko Marseille)

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6 Mario Costa (Lampre – Merida)

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7 Giuseppe Fonzi (Wilier – Southeast)

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8 Evgeny Zotov (Russia)

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9 Cristian Raileanu (Wilier – Southeast)

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10 Patrick Schelling (Vorarlberg)

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General classification after stage 8:

1 Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)

33:19:27

2 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida)

+17”

3 Matej Mohoric (Lampre-Merida)

+44”

4 Patrick Schelling (Vorarlberg)

+57”

5 Mauricio Ortega (RTS – Monton)

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6 Ilya Davidenok (RTS – Monton)

+1’10”

7 Alex Diniz (Funvic – Carrefour)

+1’12”

8 Mohammad Gharehbaghi (Hy Sport – Look)

+1’03”

9 Daniel Dominguez (Hy Sport – Look)

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10 Cristian Raileanu (Wilier – Southeast)

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