Trentin wins Guangxi fifth stage, Moscon keeps race lead

Matteo Trentin won the fifth stage of the Tour of Guangxi. (AFP pic)

SHANGHAI: Matteo Trentin of the Mitchelton–Scott team won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Guangxi on Saturday as fellow Italian Gianni Moscon kept the overall race lead.

In fog and rain, the 29-year-old Trentin streaked home to victory in the 212.2-kilometre stage five from Liuzhou to Guilin in four hours, 54 minutes, and 34 seconds.

Team Sky’s Moscon was seventh, enough to maintain his lead over his rivals in the general classification.

The 24-year-old has a nine-second advantage over Austria’s Felix Großschartner of Bora-Hansgrohe, with Russia’s Sergei Chernetskiy, riding for the Astana team, 14 seconds off.

The sixth and final stage over 169 kilometres in the city of Guilin will be held on Sunday.