”Tomorrow we will have a short stage about 120 km, we will need work, to control the breakaways, not allowing dangerous riders to go. 8th stage is also very hard, so, we have to control the race till the end” – concluded the new leader of Tour of Hainan 2016.
On the final climb of the “queen” stage Alexey Lutsenko attacked with two other riders and finished 3rd. Thanks to this result, he became the new leader of the general classification.
He also saved his polka-dot jersey and earned the jersey of best Asian rider.
Riders have three more stages to go, with Alexey’s advantage of 3’ in the GC.