Shanghai, China: Germany cyclist Pascal Ackermann took the second stage of the Tour de Guangxi in southern China on Wednesday.
Ackerman, of the Bora-Hansgrohe team, won in 3hrs 18min 58sec, ahead of Fabio Jakobsen of Quick-Step Floors and first-stage winner Dylan Groenewegen of Team Lotto NL-Jumbo.
The Dutchman Groenewegen remains on top in the overall standings, four seconds ahead of both Ackermann and Jakobsen.
The 145-km (90-mile) second stage ran along the coast of the Gulf of Tonkin between the cities of Beihai and Qinzhou.
Cyclists are expected to face their biggest challenge on Stage 5, a 212km route from Liuzhou to Guilin taking in some rugged roads and three climbs.
The six-stage race in Guangxi, a region bordering on Vietnam, is the final stop on this year's UCI World Tour.