Ackermann wins Tour of Guangxi second stage

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Germany cyclist Pascal Ackermann took the second stage of the Tour de Guangxi in southern China on Wednesday.

Ackerman, of the Bora-Hansgrohe team, won in 3hrs 18min 58sec, ahead of Fabio Jakobsen of Quick-Step Floors and first-stage winner Dylan Groenewegen of Team Lotto NL-Jumbo.

The Dutchman Groenewegen remains on top in the overall standings, four seconds ahead of both Ackermann and Jakobsen.

The 145-km (90-mile) second stage ran along the coast of the Gulf of Tonkin between the cities of Beihai and Qinzhou.

Cyclists are expected to face their biggest challenge on Stage 5, a 212km route from Liuzhou to Guilin taking in some rugged roads and three climbs.

The six-stage race in Guangxi, a region bordering on Vietnam, is the final stop on this year’s UCI World Tour. — Agence France-Presse

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