The last Women’s WorldTour race of the year saw the peloton take on a 145 kilometre long parcours, starting and finishing in Guilin. With a flat start to the day, there were several attacks before a lone rider managed to break clear of the bunch and forge on at the head of the race.
Extending their advantage to five minutes, the peloton increased the intensity once into the second half of the day and started to reel the leader in. As the race’s two climbs began the pace increased even further, with riders dropped from the bunch and the breakaway ultimately caught.
A group of around 25 riders crested the second summit together but after the descent and on the flat run in to the finish, other riders were able to make it back to the peloton. As the rain began to fall, it became clear the day would be decided in a bunch sprint finish. Susanne Andersen worked to position Coryn Rivera near the front of the group, but both would lose some positions in the finale on the wet roads. After Andersen did her best to reposition Rivera, the American opened up her sprint from quite far back, crossing the line in 11th place.
|1||HOSKING Chloe||Alé Cipollini||3:58:46||200|
|2||JACKSON Alison||Team TIBCO - SVB||,,||150|
|3||VOS Marianne||CCC - Liv||,,||125|