The Australian Aaron Kemps triumphed in the first stage of the held in China race: Tour of Qinghai Lake. Błażej Janiaczyk finished in the twentieth place.
During the first stage the cyclists had a route of 132.3 kilometres to ride, leading around the place called Xining. The cyclists were to ride 9 laps, 14.7 km each. The finish was a field sprint won by the Australian cyclist Kemps.
Błażej Janiaczyk (CCC Polsat Polkowice) was the best of the Poles, completing the race in the twentieth position.
The results of stage 1, Xining – Xining, 132.2 km
1. Aaron Kemps (Aus) V Australia 2:54:49
2. Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago – CSF Inox
3. Jacobe Keough (USA) Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling
20. Błażej Janiaczyk
46. Sylwester Janiszewski
94. Jacek Morajko
95. Marek Rutkiewicz
97. Mariusz Witecki
98. Jose Mendes
119. Mateusz Taciak