The Italian rider Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) has the eighth and penultimate stage in the Tour of Hainan (2.BC) to his name.
Masnada finished in a stage of 197,2 km between Longmuwan and Changjiang with a slight lead over the Swiss Gino Mäder (Swiss selection) and the Frenchman Julien El Fares (Delko Marseille). Joeri Stallaert (Team Vorarlberg Santic) was 108ste.
The 24-year-old Masnada takes thanks to his first profzege also the leader’s jersey from Dutchman Raymond Kreder (Team UKYO), that 106th was and almost sixteen minutes prijsgaf. The Tour of Hainan ends on Wednesday with a flat stage from 181,9 km between Changjiang and Danzhou. Last year was the final victory in the Tour of Hainan for the Italian Jacopo Mosca. (belga)