Race Preview: Tour of Chongming Island
Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank is now in China racing the Tour of Chongming Island, the next stop on the UCI World Tour calendar. A flat and fast course, the Tour of Chongming Island is known for its exciting sprint finishes. In last year’s edition of the race, Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank won the team competition, and Shannon Malseed (AUS) secured 2nd place overall.
“This is typically a sprinter’s race, and we have a talented group of riders who know how to be in the mix when it counts,” said Linda Jackson, Founder of Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank. “While the race usually comes down to a bunch sprint, Shannon was able to get into the winning breakaway last year, and with the addition of Sharlotte, Nicky, Nina and Rozanne, it will be an exciting race to follow.”
The intermediate sprints, which have bonus seconds up for grabs, keep the racing dynamic, and can make all the difference in the overall standings.
Stage 1: May 9, 2019 - New Park City, 102.7km
Stage 2: May 10, 2019 - Chongming Fenghuang Park - New Park City, 126.6km
Stage 3: May 11, 2019 - New Park City, 118.4km