By VeloNews Interactive
Oleg Grichkine (Moscow City Sports Association) clinched overall victory in the Tour of South China Sea today as teammate Sergey Koudentsov won the closing stage-eight criterium in Macau.
Grichkine won four of the tour’s eight stages to finish 17 seconds up on Kam Po Wong (Pocari Sweat Hong Kong) and 31 ahead of Peter Milostic (Bicisport Australia). Grichkine also claimed the points competition.
Meanwhile, the U.S.-based Navigators cycling team announced that Grichkine would no longer race with the squad and would instead concentrate on his work with the Russian national team.
“The Navigators Insurance Cycling Team wishes Oleg well in his new endeavors with the National Team of Russia,” the team said in a press release.