Qinghai Lake Tour – Opening Day

The peloton rolling through the streets of Xining, Qinghai

The weather for the opening day of the Qinghai Lake Tour was atrocious, riders were covered in mud completely by the end of the stage! It was probably the most muddy road race I have ever seen. The average speed for the 70kms was 47km/h. This posting is just bringing you with some images I took for you to enjoy. Stay tuned for updates tomorrow and also visit www.cyclingnewsasia.com for full report and more photographs.

Birds-eye view from the Temple

Young and Old were out watching the racing!

Ukrainian Sprinter, Yuriy Metlushenko wins the sprint finish

Peloton in the middle stages of the opening circuit race held in non-stop rain