Rory Townsend has been backed to deliver another stellar show on the queen stage of the Tour of Quanzhou Bay on Sunday.
Harry Tanfield reckons his team-mate can challenge for the overall victory in the UCI 2.2 Asia Tour race in China.
After a memorable one-two on the opening stage, Townsend trails Tanfield by just 11 seconds in the general classification, with the main field at 1min 16sec.
The 22-year-old, from Addlestone in Surrey, also holds the lead in the points and mountains classifications of the three-day race.
Sunday’s second stage in Anxi features a