Greek Cyclist Georgios Bouglas Kicks off 2018 Tour of Qinghai Lake with Opening Stage Win

Greek cyclist Georgios Bouglas picked up his first 2.HC stage victory in bunch sprint final over Turkish Torku Tandem in Xining, China, according to Eurosport.

The finale of the opening stage of the 2018 Tour of Qinghai Lake ended in a frenzied fight to the finish with Ningxia Sports Lottery-Livall Cycling Team rider Georgios Bouglas (GRE) taking the line a bike length ahead of a pair of Torku Sekerspor riders, Batuhan Ozgur and Onur Balkan, in Xining, China on Sunday.

Prior to the finish, the majority of the 162-kilometre first stage was rather relaxed with the only real threat of a sustained break coming in the stage’s final 40 kilometres following two uncategorised climbs ascending approximately 500 meters in elevation from the already lofty start of 2100m in Ledu.

[Source: Eurosport]