Mateusz Taciak (CCC Polsat Polkowice) became the winner of stage 2 around the Chinese province of Qinghai Lake. At the finishing line in Qinghai Lake he defeated the racer of the Perutnina Ptuj team, Matej Mugerli and Omar Lombardi from the team of Colango – CFS Inox.
During stage 2 the cyclists had a route of 146.4 km to ride, from Xining to Qinghai Lake. The route of that stage was especially difficult because the cyclists were ascending from the altitude of 2200 metres to 3445 metres, where the only climb of that stage was situated. The finishing line of the stage was situated in Qinghai Lake at the altitude of 3232 m, in a picturesque lakeside area.
After passing the climb, which quite seriously tore the peloton crossed the finishing line in Qinghai Lake in small groups. In the finish stretch the best one was Mateusz Taciak, who became the leader of the race by achieving the victory.
Moreover, Mateusz Taciak is leading in the points classification, and the team of CCC Polsat Polkowice is the best team of the race.
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