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MarkW

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2017 Tour of Hainan
« on: November 04, 2017, 09:34:21 AM »
Amazing performance by local rider at China's premier stage race.

Top local UCI Continental Contract rider Tim Guy has been responsible for a super performance in China's premier stage race, The Tour of Hainan. With only 2 days to go, the results donít indicate the effort of Orangeís Tim Guy who is only 1 of the 4 Attaque Gusto riders left in the 9 stage event.
The problem for Tim Guy he has not only battled the quality field but also immigration laws as he continued discussions during the race for a travel visa.

It is the 12th edition of the Chinese Event which boosts a number of world class riders on its winners honour roll including Valentin Iglinskiy, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Moreno Hofland and Sacha Modolo.

Tim Guy was rushed back into the Attaque Gusto team to help lead rider Benjamin Hill who was hoping to perform well in the King of the Mountains jersey. The pair have worked well together in the past in big events such as 2017 Herald Sun Tour where Hill and Guy performed brilliantly together in the Kinglake Stage for Hill to take the win in the King of the Mountains (KOM) Competition.

After 1 week of racing the Attaque Gusto team were in great form again against the quality opposition with Ben Hill equal leader of the KOM jersey. However is worth remembering in a sport were recovery is essential after each stage Tim Guy was constantly in negations with Immigration officials away from the racing, as he had to rush from Slovenia to join the team, where he had limited access to a Consulate to assist with travel documentation.

Although Hill dropped out of contention for the jersey overnight, the bottom line Tim Guy is still in the tour with only 2 days to go and yesterday's very tough 21 intermediate sprint stage to Wuzhishan is behind him.

Super Effort Tim Guy!!
« Last Edit: November 04, 2017, 09:49:37 AM by MarkW »

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Re: 2017 Tour of Hainan
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 01:52:35 PM »
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Hill crashes out of the tour in Stage 8.
Tim recovered to be with the groupeto on the cat 1 climb but ended up getting a puncture at the 120km mark which has pretty much put him out of the tour.
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