Lutsenko wins Tour of Hainan as Walscheid takes the final stage

Alexey Lutsenko

Max Walscheid has finished the Tour of Hainan in style, winning the final stage of the nine day race. After four wins already, that makes it five victories from nine stages for the young German, and sees him secure the green jersey, ending his first full WorldTour season in style. 

After a complicated stage that saw crosswinds test the peloton, Walscheid was able to finish off another strong display from the Giant-Alpecin team.

Three riders pulled clear in the opening kilometres but were only ever allowed a lead of 1’30”, being kept well under control by the chasing peloton that was policed by Team Giant-Alpecin jerseys. Inside the final 40km the riders hit a crosswind section that saw the bunch split into two, but Walscheid was ready for the danger and made the front group. With 5km to race the break was finally reeled in, setting up a fast finish that saw the German rider take yet another stage win, completing an emphatic haul of victories for the 23-year-old.

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) secured his overall victory with a safe finish in the bunch.

Tour of Hainan 2016 – stage 9 results:

1Max Walscheid (Giant-Alpecin)


2Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida)


3Rafael Andriato (Wilier – Southeast)


4Andrea Pasqualon (Roth)


5Ruslan Tleubayev (Astana)


6Serhiy Grechyn (Jilun Shakeland)


7Zsolt Der (Vorarlberg)


8Cristian Raileanu (Wilier – Southeast)


9Tino Thomel (RTS – Monton)


10Carlos Ospina (RTS – Monton)



Final general classification:

1Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)


2Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida)


3Matej Mohoric (Lampre-Merida)


4Patrick Schelling (Vorarlberg)


5Mauricio Ortega (RTS – Monton)


6Ilya Davidenok (RTS – Monton)


7Alex Diniz (Funvic – Carrefour)


8Mohammad Gharehbaghi (Hy Sport – Look)


9Daniel Dominguez (Hy Sport – Look)


10Cristian Raileanu (Wilier – Southeast)



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