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Tim Wellens wraps up Tour of Guangxi overall win as Gaviria takes final stage

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Tim Wellens wins Tour of Guangxi

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) won the final stage at the Tour of Guangxi, while Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) comfortably sealed overall victory.

Gaviria completed a poker of stage victories by crossing the line in celebration on the final day of the race, which started and finished in the town of Guilin.

The Colombian relied once again on an impressive Quick-Step Floors team, before Max Richeze catapulted him on the long straight to the line, where the blue jersey wearer comfortably beat Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida) and Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo).

Tim Wellens took the overall victory, while Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) and Nicolas Roche (BMC) rounded out the podium

“It is a WorldTour stage race and it’s not easy to win. I think, with the team, we did a super good job in controlling and I’m super happy to win here,” Wellens said

“On the mountain I was getting a little bit nervous. I was afraid the other teams would attack, but in the end it was just tempo uphill and there weren’t any attacks. It was perfect.”

 

Tour of Guangxi 2017 – stage 6 results (Guilin – Guilin):

1Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

3:46:30

2Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain-Merida)

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3Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo)

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4Andrea Guardini (UAE Team Emirates)

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5Magnus Cort (Orica-Scott)

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6Maximilian Walscheid (Team Sunweb)

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7Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-hansgrohe)

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8Maximiliano Richeze (Quick-Step Floors)

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9Roger Kluge (Orica-Scott)

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10Grega Bole (Bahrain-Merida)

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Final general classification:

1Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)

20:59:49

2Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

+06”

3Nicolas Roche (BMC)

+11”

4Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)

+15”

5Ben Hermans (BMC)

+18”

6Wout Poels (Team Sky)

+24”

7Matej Mohoric (UAE Team Emirates)

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8Silvan Dillier (BMC)

+29”

9Rein Taaramäe (Katusha-Alpecin)

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10Rémy Cavagna (Quick-Step Floors)

+31”

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