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13th Tour of Japan - 2.2

Japan, May 17-24, 2009

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Stage 4 - May 20: Minami Shinshu stage, 148km

Bobridge gives AIS its third stage

South Australia's Bobridge won a four-up sprint on stage four after being in a break away for more than 90 kilometres. Bobridge and Croatian Matija Kvasina (Amica Chips - Knauf) initiated the move and gained a maximum lead of almost five minutes before the Kazakhstan National Team nearly closed the gap down on the last climb. The chase allowed Spaniard Sergio Bellon Pardilla (Carmiooro - A Style) and Dmitriy Fofonov (Kazakhstan) to bridge across and pull the break clear again.

"It was pretty hard circuit," said Bobridge of the loop they covered 12 times. "The climb was in two parts, you went up for around a kilometre and then a little descent before the second half of the climb which was pretty steep.

"We could see from the time board that they (Fofonov and Pardilla) were coming but I just nailed it to get to the top before they caught us and then I just sat on them to recover a bit," said Bobridge. "I didn't have to work as I'd been away all day and both Fofonov and Pardilla were pretty keen to work hard to try and improve their overall standing.

"Pardilla went early to try and get the win and I jumped on him," said Bobridge. "The Amica guy (Kvasina) was on my wheel but I got around Pardilla and won fairly comfortably."

Team Director, Brian Stephens, says he didn't expect Jack to deliver the win. "He was away for more than 90 kilometres on a really, really hard course and I didn't think he'd have the legs to do the job on the line," said Stephens. "But if Jack gets a sniff of a win he seems to grow another leg."

"I think I picked right day to flog myself since tomorrow's a rest day," said a happy but exhausted Bobridge.

Results

1 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team AIS                                 3.54.16  (37.91 km/h)
2 Matija Kvasina (Cro) Amica Chips-Knauf                              
3 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                      
4 Bellon Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Carmiooro-A Style                      
5 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team AIS                                 1.26
6 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                   
7 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design        1.27
8 Vincenzo Garofalo (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                           
9 Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                    
10 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team AIS                                        
11 Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                          
12 Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                    
13 Junya Sano (Jpn) Team Nippo·Colnago                                
14 Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                         1.39
15 Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                           1.43
16 Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro-A Style                              
17 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                        1.46
18 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                 2.27
19 Adam Semple (Aus) Team AIS                                         
20 Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design            
21 Masaru Fukuhara (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor                      
22 Gyung Gu Jang (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                  
23 Alexandre Aulas (Fra) Carmiooro-A Style                        3.30
24 Abreu Rafael Infantino (Col) Amica Chips-Knauf                     
25 King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                     5.09
26 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Shimano Racing                           6.28
27 Paolo Tomaselli (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                            
28 Mohd Rauf Nur Misbah (Mas) Malaysia National Team                  
29 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                 
30 Keisuke Kamata (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello                   
31 Masaki Hirabayashi (Jpn) Team Comrade Giant                        
32 Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                            
33 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design             
34 Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                              
35 Naoki Mukaigawa (Jpn) Matrix Powertag                              
36 Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Shimano Racing                                   
37 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                              
38 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Amica Chips-Knauf                           
39 Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor                        
40 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Team Nippo·Colnago                            
41 Yoshimasa Hirose (Jpn) Blitzen Utsunomiya Pro Racing Team          
42 Kazuyuki Manabe (Jpn) Team Nippo·Colnago                           
43 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                     
44 Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team              13.50
45 Yoshiyuki Shimizu (Jpn) Blitzen Utsunomiya Pro Racing Team         
46 Fausto Fognini (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                             
47 Taichi Togao (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello                     
48 Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing                          19.38
49 Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing                                 
50 Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                             
51 Masafumi Yamane (Jpn) Team Comrade Giant                           
52 Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing                                 
53 Mitsuhiro Matsumura (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                        
54 Fabio Terrenzio (Ita) Carmiooro-A Style                       23.44
55 Sebastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro-A Style                   
56 Paul Brousse (Fra) Carmiooro-A Style                               
57 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team AIS                                        
58 Gu Hyeon Kim (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                   
59 Michael Damiens (Fra) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design            
60 Glenn O'shea (Aus) Team AIS                                   45.44
61 Seon Ho Park (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                   
62 Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                              
63 Suhardi Hassan (Mas) Malaysia National Team                        
64 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design             
65 Guillaume Pont (Fra) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design             
66 Takamitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Matrix Powertag                              
67 Daisuke Hioki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag                                
68 Yoshinori Iino (Jpn) Shimano Racing                                
69 Masamichi Yamamoto (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor                   
70 Sho Aikawa (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor                           
71 Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor                       
72 Yoshiaki Shimada (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor                     
73 Takahiro Yamashita (Jpn) Team Nippo·Colnago                        
74 Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Team Nippo·Colnago                           
75 Ikki Yoneyama (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello                    
76 Akira Kodan (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello                      
77 Kodai Takeda (Jpn) Team Comrade Giant                              
78 Motoshi Kadota (Jpn) Team Comrade Giant                            
DNF Satoshi Nakazato (Jpn) Blitzen Utsunomiya Pro Racing Team         
DNF Takayuki Naganuma (Jpn) Blitzen Utsunomiya Pro Racing Team        
DNF Shota Saito (Jpn) Blitzen Utsunomiya Pro Racing Team              
DNF Asa Eazu (Jpn) Team Comrade Giant                                 
DNF Hikaru Kosaka (Jpn) Blitzen Utsunomiya Pro Racing Team            
DNF Wang Yip Tang (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                          
DNF Makoto Nakamura (Jpn) Matrix Powertag                             
DNF Kensyo Sawada (Jpn) Matrix Powertag                               
DNF Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Matrix Powertag                            
DNF Ahmad Fallanie Ali (Mas) Malaysia National Team                   
 
Points
 
1 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team AIS                                      15 pts
2 Matija Kvasina (Cro) Amica Chips-Knauf                            12
3 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                    10
4 Bellon Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Carmiooro-A Style                     8
5 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team AIS                                    6
6 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                  5
7 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design           4
8 Vincenzo Garofalo (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                          3
9 Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                   2
10 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team AIS                                       1
 
Mountains
 
1 Matija Kvasina (Cro) Amica Chips-Knauf                             8 pts
2 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team AIS                                       8
3 Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                   5
4 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                 3
5 Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                             2
6 Adam Semple (Aus) Team AIS                                         2
7 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                     2
 
Teams
 
1 Team AIS                                                    11.45.41
2 Kazakhstan National Team                                        1.00
3 Amica Chips -Knauf                                              2.04
4 Carmiooro -A Style                                              2.20
5 Seoul Cycling                                                   2.28
6 Hong Kong China Team                                            5.22
7 Aisan Racing Team                                               7.04
8 Eqa-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design                                7.29
9 Team Nippo-Colnago                                             11.30
10 Shimano Racing                                                29.41
11 Team Bridgestone Anchor                                       51.46
12 Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello                                 1.03.09
13 Team Comrade Giant                                          1.08.57
14 Matrix Powertag                                             1.35.03
 
General classification after stage 4
 
1 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team              12.55.59
2 Bellon Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Carmiooro-A Style                  0.09
3 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team               1.07
4 Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                          1.14
5 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team AIS                                 1.23
6 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team AIS                                     1.24
7 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design        1.28
8 Vincenzo Garofalo (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                       1.30
9 Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                 1.31
10 Junya Sano (Jpn) Team Nippo·Colnago                            1.36
11 Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro-A Style                          1.43
12 Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                   
13 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team AIS                                   1.47
14 Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                           1.52
15 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                        1.57
16 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                 2.16
17 Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design        2.43
18 Masaru Fukuhara (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor                  3.32
19 Gyung Gu Jang (Kor) Seoul Cycling                              4.42
20 Matija Kvasina (Cro) Amica Chips-Knauf                         5.00
21 Abreu Rafael Infantino (Col) Amica Chips-Knauf                 5.52
22 Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                          6.32
23 Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                      6.42
24 Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Shimano Racing                               6.44
25 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Amica Chips-Knauf                       6.48
26 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                          7.05
27 Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                        7.11
28 King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                     7.29
29 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Team Nippo·Colnago                        7.59
30 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Shimano Racing                           8.04
31 Naoki Mukaigawa (Jpn) Matrix Powertag                              
32 Paolo Tomaselli (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                        9.22
33 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design         9.53
34 Yoshimasa Hirose (Jpn) Blitzen Utsunomiya Pro Racing Team     10.06
35 Keisuke Kamata (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello              11.04
36 Kazuyuki Manabe (Jpn) Team Nippo·Colnago                      11.17
37 Mohd Rauf Nur Misbah (Mas) Malaysia National Team             12.25
38 Alexandre Aulas (Fra) Carmiooro-A Style                       12.39
39 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                15.01
40 Fausto Fognini (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                        15.19
41 Masaki Hirabayashi (Jpn) Team Comrade Giant                   17.16
42 Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team              19.21
43 Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor                   19.34
44 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team            21.37
45 Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                        21.55
46 Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing                            22.58
47 Mitsuhiro Matsumura (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                   23.28
48 Taichi Togao (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello                24.01
49 Paul Brousse (Fra) Carmiooro-A Style                          24.42
50 Sebastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro-A Style              27.09
51 Gu Hyeon Kim (Kor) Seoul Cycling                              27.13
52 Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing                          28.21
53 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team AIS                                   28.31
54 Adam Semple (Aus) Team AIS                                    29.04
55 Fabio Terrenzio (Ita) Carmiooro-A Style                       29.10
56 Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing                            30.23
57 Masafumi Yamane (Jpn) Team Comrade Giant                      31.26
58 Yoshiyuki Shimizu (Jpn) Blitzen Utsunomiya Pro Racing Team    32.04
59 Michael Damiens (Fra) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design       37.29
60 Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Team Nippo·Colnago                      51.50
61 Yoshinori Iino (Jpn) Shimano Racing                           53.31
62 Glenn O'shea (Aus) Team AIS                                   54.29
63 Seon Ho Park (Kor) Seoul Cycling                              56.42
64 Suhardi Hassan (Mas) Malaysia National Team                   58.34
65 Guillaume Pont (Fra) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design        59.29
66 Akira Kodan (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello                 59.47
67 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design      1.04.35
68 Daisuke Hioki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag                         1.05.03
69 Takamitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Matrix Powertag                       1.07.43
70 Takahiro Yamashita (Jpn) Team Nippo·Colnago                 1.08.49
71 Kodai Takeda (Jpn) Team Comrade Giant                       1.09.47
72 Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                       1.13.04
73 Yoshiaki Shimada (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor              1.13.29
74 Motoshi Kadota (Jpn) Team Comrade Giant                     1.15.16
75 Ikki Yoneyama (Jpn) Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello             1.24.30
76 Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor                1.34.50
77 Masamichi Yamamoto (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor            1.40.51
78 Sho Aikawa (Jpn) Team Bridgestone Anchor                    1.51.04
 
Points classification
 
1 Leigh Howard (Aus) Team AIS                                       40 pts
2 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                 39
3 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team AIS                                   28
4 Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                            16
5 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team AIS                                      15
6 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                    15
7 Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro-A Style                             14
8 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design          13
9 Matija Kvasina (Cro) Amica Chips-Knauf                            13
10 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team AIS                                      12
11 Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                          12
12 Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                   12
13 Vincenzo Garofalo (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                        10
14 Seon Ho Park (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                 10
15 Bellon Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Carmiooro-A Style                    8
16 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Amica Chips-Knauf                          6
17 Glenn O'shea (Aus) Team AIS                                       5
18 Abreu Rafael Infantino (Col) Amica Chips-Knauf                    5
19 Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                             4
20 Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Team Nippo·Colnago                          4
21 Junya Sano (Jpn) Team Nippo·Colnago                               3
22 Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing                                3
23 Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                  2
24 Fausto Fognini (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                            2
25 Fabio Terrenzio (Ita) Carmiooro-A Style                           2
26 Paul Brousse (Fra) Carmiooro-A Style                              1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong China Team                            18 pts
2 Matija Kvasina (Cro) Amica Chips-Knauf                            11
3 Vincenzo Garofalo (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                          8
4 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team AIS                                       8
5 Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                   5
6 Abreu Rafael Infantino (Col) Amica Chips-Knauf                     5
7 Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team                              5
8 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Shimano Racing                               5
9 Adam Semple (Aus) Team AIS                                         4
10 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                3
11 Sebastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro-A Style                  3
12 Bellon Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Carmiooro-A Style                    2
13 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Eqa-Meitan Hompo -Graphite Design          2
14 Paolo Tomaselli (Ita) Amica Chips-Knauf                           2
15 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                    2
16 Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team                  2
17 Gu Hyeon Kim (Kor) Seoul Cycling                                  2
 
Teams classification
 
1 Kazakhstan National Team                                    38.51.46
2 Team AIS                                                        0.03
3 Carmiooro -A Style                                              1.48
4 Seoul Cycling                                                   2.09
5 Amica Chips - Knauf                                             2.17
6 Hong Kong China Team                                            5.10
7 Aisan Racing Team                                               6.37
8 Eqa-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design                                9.18
9 Team Nippo-Colnago                                             15.54
10 Shimano Racing                                                31.10
11 Team Bridgestone Anchor                                     1.23.25
12 Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello                                 1.36.38
13 Matrix Powertag                                             1.47.47
14 Team Comrade Giant                                          1.57.28