“I won the intermediate sprint because I knew that I will win also some beneficiation seconds, - explained Alexey Lutsenko after the first stage of Tour of Hainan, - it is an advantage for the next stages, because the race is mostly flat and it is not easy to regain any seconds here”.
“At the final I tried to help to our sprinter Ruslan Tleubeyev, but we a were mistaken a little bit, starting to sprint from the last turn. Anyway, it is a first stage and I think tomorrow or in next days we will try to win the stage”.
Alexey Lutsenko, who finished first of first intermediate sprint, took the jersey of Best Asian Rider of the race and finished 4th in General classification of the race.
Tomorrow it is a 2nd stage of the race - 230 km along the tropical heat on Hainan exotic island.