The 10th edition of Tour of China 1 came to a close on 14 September, which saw Reguigui Youcef and Ovechkin Artem (Terengganu Inc TSG Cycling Team) finishing in top 10 at Stage 6. Meanwhile, Artem ended the Tour in 7th overall in the General Classification.
Tour of China 2 will continue in Hunan Jianghua, Guizhou Anshun, and Sichuan Ya’an from 16 to 22 September. The second half of the Tour will present a more challenging parkour of the peloton, with several categorized climbs spreading throughout the last four days.
In celebration of Malaysia Day, Ovechkin Artem won the Prologue Individual Time Trial and slid into Yellow Jersey on the Prologue of Tour of China 2, which covered a brief distance of 5.2km.
On the second day of the Tour, Youcef brought, yet another great news to the team by bagging 2nd place. After the completion of Stage 1, Youcef moved up in the General Classification to 3rd place, while Artem remains in Yellow Jersey.
Stage 2 will cover 127.8km starting and finishing in Anshun.