WANNING, South China, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Sacha Modolo of Lampre-Merida (LAM) won the 2015 Tour of Hainan on Wednesday and the last stage victory went to Brenton Jones from Drapac Professional Cycling (DPC).
After nine days of racing, Modolo beat Andrey Zeits from Astana Pro Team (AST), who placed second at last, by nine seconds in the general individual classification, becoming the seventh man to win the annual tournament which was 10 years old.
With a lead of up to seven sprint points, Modolo also took the green jersey for the best printer in this event.
Zeits had the blue jersey for the best Asian rider, and Julien El Fares from Team Marseille-13-KTM (M13) kept the polka-dot jersey as the best climber.
Jones took his only stage win as he stormed home first in the last and ninth stage from Wuzhi Moutain to Wanning, which covered 119 kilometers with two intermediate sprints and three climbs.
"Today I felt a little tired after the race yesterday, but my teammates were fantastic and helping me, especially at the beginning of the race. The main goal for me is taking the yellow jersey home, I am glad we made it," said Modolo
This year's Tour of Hainan, kicking off on Oct. 20, covered a total of 1487.6 kilometers, with a total prize of 350,000 dollars up for grabs.