- Everything went well today, but while I was preparing for the sprint I had to brake, because of an unexpected move from another rider. Because of this, I was not able to deliver my best sprint. Today was a good opportunity to go for a result, but I’m sure there are still more chances for me during this week here in China. We are here with a motivated team and strong riders, as a team we will do everything to go for a good result on a stage and in the GC, - said Davide Ballerini.
Tomorrow the UCI WorldTour race in China will continue with stage 2 from Beihai to Qinzhou, covering 152,3 kilometers over a flat course.
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