Thirteen stages for the Chinese race, from July 14 to 27

A long trip from Milan to Xining via Beijing, has brought Bardiani-CSF to China to attend the 18th edition of Tour of Qinghai Lake. Thirteen stages in the schedule, from Sunday the 14th to Saturday the 27th (one rest day on the 23rd), will offer chances for the success both for sprinters (five stages, on paper) both for the attackers. Two time trials are also in race menu: one for teams (stage one) and one individual (stage seven). Although there weren’t any summit finish, all the stages will be raced over 3.000 meters high.

For Bardiani-CSF the Tour of Qinghai Lake will come after fifteen days break. This period has been useful for the ones who needed to catch a break after an intense period, as well as for the ones who had to reach the top of the form.

The #GreenTeam line up includes six riders: sprinters Vincenzo Albanese, Andrea Guardini and Marco Maronese; climbers Manuel Senni and Francesco Romano and the man of the breakaway Alessandro Tonelli. Mirko Rossato is the team director.