Julien Antomarchi of Team La Pomme Marseille has become the sixth man to win the Tour of Hainan cycling event.
Antomarchi began the last stage with a lead of 20 seconds and left no chances to his rivals as he finished the stage successfully.
"The sudden shifting of wind angle made many troubles to us, but it was very lucky for us to avoid any accident in the whole race. I must thank my teammates to help me retaining the yellow jersey, and I hope this champion can pave way for good growth in my career," Antomarchi said.
Nicolo Bonifazio from Lampre-Merida Team and Andrey Zeits of Astana Pro Team placed second and third in general individual classification, respectively.
Bonifazio, the main competitor of Antomarchi, grabbed the green jersey for the best sprinter.
Sergiy Grechyn of Ukraine National Team finished safely in the last stage, as he already proved he is the best climber at the last three mountain stages in the completion.
"Before the tournament in Hainan, I am out for a long time. Thanks to my teammate supporting me in the mountain stages to take the polka-dot jersey, it would be my pleasure to come here to participate in the completion once again in next year," Grechyn said.
Australia’s Wouter Wippert produced a burst of speed to win the final stage, admitted it was very difficult to claim one stage win.
Chinese cyclist Wang Meiyin of Hengxiang Team also finished the tour, but failed to make the top three finish after all nine stages.
The 2014 Tour of Hainan kicked off on Oct. 20, covering a total of 1493.7 kilometers with total price money of 350,000 U.S. dollars.

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