In the day of his birthday Imerio Cima reached the second place and the stage podium going very close to his first success among PROs. The young #OrangeBlue sprinter complete an “Italian” podium together with Benfatto and Guardini.

Stage 7 – Wuzhishan > Sanya

There are many ways to celebrate a birthday, Imerio Cima choose to make it on the podium of the Tour of China. 127km of race, in a stage that was perfect for the sprinters. Not so easy for them to arrive to the sprint with a a long breakaway caught just few km before the finish-line, but at the end is final sprint.
The leader of the team today was the young Italian sprinter Imerio Cima. The young rider born in 1997 already reached 5 top10 in the 6 previous stages, but today had a strong motivation to celebrate in the best way as possibile his birthday. On the finish-line after following and overtaking Guardini the #OrangeBlue sprinter has been beaten only by Benfatto, today winner.


These the words of Imerio Cima on the finish-line of Sanya: “The stage has started very fast, with the first GPM of the day after 6 km. Then after the first hour of race the breakaway of the day went away and we have to battle to reach them just before the finish-line. In the final sprint I decided to follow Guardini and I was able to overtake him but Benfatto has been the fastest. It is a pity but we will try again to reach this victory.”
Two stages until the end of the Tour of Hainan, with the last stage that could be perfect again for sprinters.