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Tour of Qinghai Lake - 2.HC

China, July 11-20, 2008

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Stage 8 - July 18: Xining - Menyuan, 150.8 km

Hamilton claim first win since ‘04

By Paul Verkuylen in Menyuan, China

Tyler Hamilton (Rock Racing)
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Rock Racing’s Tyler Hamilton took his first win since returning to competition in 2007 in a thrilling finale, after the two leaders were caught on the Haute category climb’s descent. Hamilton escaped with Stage 6 winner Marek Rutkiewicz (Poland) on the descent, with the pair holding a one minute advantage over the last 20 kilometres to the line.

"Oscar [Sevilla] came back and the Polish rider [Rutkiewicz] was just five seconds in front, so I jumped across," Hamilton explained. "He is a mean descender, really fast. I had a hard time just holding his wheel when he was in the tuck. A great guy to be away with, he was riding at 100 percent.

"I let him take a little longer pulls," he added. "I think that he was faster than me in the sprint, but I let him work a little bit harder."

The win catapulted Hamilton into the overall lead and Rutkiewicz into second. Hamilton held fourth just 15 seconds down heading into the stage, while Rutkiewicz was in fifth a further six seconds behind. Hamilton now leads Rutkiewicz by 10 seconds, courtesy of the time bonus at the finish, with Hossein Askari (Tabriz Petrochemical Team) now 1’08" down in third.

The duo’s attack caught overnight leader Askari by surprise. With just one other rider in the leading group, the Iranian was unable to close the gap.

"This is not such a good feeling," Askari said. "To have two riders go away in the downhill to win was not good."

Askari now sits in third overall, but with just one more mountain stage remaining and Hamilton’s form improving as the race goes by, it will be a tough ask for him to try to take the jersey back. "It will be a little difficult for us tomorrow," he admitted. "Rock racing are very strong and I think that he will take the jersey all the way to the line.

"Now we will ride for the mountains jersey," he said.

The scenery was great,
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After the last two mountain stages came back together on the descent, Hamilton gambled that the same thing would happen today. "I didn't have the acceleration to go with the Iranians," he said. "They have proven that they are the strongest climbers in the race. So I just rode my own tempo.

"I stayed with the main bunch and Dave McCann - he is really strong, I take my hat off to him," he added. "Tomorrow will be hard, one day at a time. I am really happy."

Rutkiewicz was pleased with second on the day and in the overall, admitting that it was an unexpected result. "I was second today, but that’s okay," he said. "I am very happy, that I’m second on the general classification. Before the stage I didn't think that I would be able to be in second after the stage.

"I was two minutes in front of the peloton [at the start of the main climb of the day], I attacked before the climb," he added. "It was good because it gave me some leeway. It was a very good situation for me."

"We were going for the general classification and were really going for it," explained Rutkiewicz. "I had my team manager screaming in my ear to go."

How it unfolded

Some 121 riders started the eighth stage heading towards Menyuan via a large mountain range that resembled the Alps. An early escape of 16 riders built up a lead of two minutes but by the time they hit the early slopes of the climb the lead was slashed to just a few hundred metres.

The early hairpins of the climb, which went on for nearly 30 kilometres, were used as a launch pad for another group of riders, including Rutkiewicz to get away. The 11-strong group built up a lead of two minutes as they made their way along the shallower slopes of the climb towards the final 15 kilometres, which could rival any of the more famous climbs in Europe.

Marek Rutkiewicz (Poland)
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Askari was the first to try and blow the field apart behind the lead group. His accelerations were enough to separate himself, his Tabriz Petrochemical team-mate Ghader Mizbani Iranagh and Venezualan climber Jackson Rodriguez (Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni) from the main overall contenders.

This group caught and passed the front group as the gradient got steeper. Rodriguez took maximum points over the top ahead of Mizbani Iranagh and Askari. The trio’s lead was not enough however, as a large group were able to catch them on the descent. This group included Hamilton, Rutkiewicz, David McCann (Giant Asia), Rhys Pollock (GE - Marco Polo) and Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing).

Sevilla was the first to attack the group in pursuit of the stage win and the overall, but was quickly brought back by the Tabriz Petrochemical Team. Rutkiewicz then took his chance as Hamilton jumped across to him. This pair, working well together, proceeded to build up a one minute lead, which they held right to the line.

Photography

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Results

1 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing                              3.36.56
2 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Poland                                        
3 Matej Stare (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                 1.01
4 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni         1.11
5 Starchyk Volodymyr (Ukr) Ukraine                                     
6 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Cycle Collstrop                                 
7 Nebojsa Jovanovic (Ser) Cosmote Kastro                           1.13
8 Tom Criel (Bel) Cycle Collstrop                                      
9 Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                       
10 David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team                           
11 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                    
12 Leopold Konig (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                          
13 Rhys Pollock (Aus) GE - Marco Polo Team P/B Trek                    
14 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Poland                                       
15 Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Rock Racing                              
16 Hossein Askari (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                      
17 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Ukraine                                     
18 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team              
19 Reza Bagheri (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                        
20 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                  
21 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni       1.25
22 Khalmuratov Muradjan (Uzb) Uzbekistan                           1.27
23 Michael Lange (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                        
24 Pakhtusov Anatoliy (Ukr) Ukraine                                    
25 Michal Golas (Pol) Cycle Collstrop                                  
26 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni                
27 Brian Vandborg (Den) Denmark                                        
28 Mukmenov Eldar (Uzb) Uzbekistan                                 2.40
29 Liu Biao (Chn) Qinghai,China                                        
30 Lucas Persson (Swe) Cycle Collstrop                                 
31 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Poland                                       
32 Wolter Henrik (Ger) Cosmote Kastro                                  
33 Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Cycle Collstrop                           2.43
34 Daniel Kreutzfeldt (Den) Denmark                                5.06
35 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                 
36 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano                                   
37 Rongxi Zou (Chn) China                                              
38 Ivoljatov Yuriy (Uzb) Uzbekistan                                7.49
39 Volodymyr Zagorodnyy (Ukr) Ukraine                                  
40 Roger Beuchat (Swi) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni                
41 Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                      
42 Erik Hoffmann (Nam) Giant Asia Racing Team                          
43 Abdurahimov Azizbek (Uzb) Uzbekistan                                
44 Peng Liu (Chn) China                                            9.38
45 Christoph Springer (Ger) Cosmote Kastro                             
46 Hossein Jahabanian (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                  
47 Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong Team                                 
48 Zabava Volodymyr (Ukr) Ukraine                                      
49 Shengjun Wu (Chn) Qinghai,China                                     
50 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                  
51 Peter John Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers - NSWIS                        
52 Matija Kvasina (Cro) Perutnina Ptuj                                 
53 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                 
54 Jakub Danacik (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                          
55 Mariusz Witecki (Pol) Poland                                        
56 Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team                                    
57 Michael Morkov Christensen (Den) Denmark                            
58 Nicholas Sanderson (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                   
59 Petr Bencik (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                        9.44
60 Luca Solari (Ita) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni              9.46
61 Ruisong Zhang (Chn) Qinghai,China                              12.02
62 Yuan Wei (Chn) Qinghai,China                                        
63 Kin San Wu (HKg) Hong Kong Team                                12.15
64 Turaev Mavlon (Uzb) Uzbekistan                                      
65 Wenlong Zhang (Chn) China                                      13.21
66 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Pezula Racing                                
67 Karimov Ismailjon (Uzb) Uzbekistan                                  
68 Robert Cater (Aus) FRF Couriers - NSWIS                             
69 Song Baoqing (Chn) China                                       16.27
70 Liang Zhang (Chn) China                                        19.14
71 Vahid Chaffare (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                      
72 Chris Jory (Aus) FRF Couriers - NSWIS                               
73 Wu Chen (Chn) Qinghai,China                                         
74 Martin Mares (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                           
75 Doug Ollerenshaw (USA) Rock Racing                                  
76 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                      
77 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                        
78 Yue Tu (Chn) China                                                  
79 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                                
80 Emiliano Donadello (Ita) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni           
81 Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing                                     
82 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Pezula Racing                              20.29
83 Yi Lu (Chn) Qinghai,China                                      20.31
84 Kieran Page (GBr) Pezula Racing                                20.34
85 King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team                                
86 Pria Lars (Rom) Cosmote Kastro                                      
87 Michael Faerk Christensen (Den) Denmark                             
88 Jiri Skrobanek (Cze) Cosmote Kastro                                 
89 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                    
90 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Denmark                                        
91 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                
92 Metlushenko Yuriy (Ukr) Ukraine                                     
93 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano                                   
94 Bo Liu (Chn) China                                                  
95 Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                         
96 Benjamin Johnson (Aus) FRF Couriers - NSWIS                         
97 Hossein Nateghi (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                     
98 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers - NSWIS                             
99 Ciaran Power (Irl) Pezula Racing                                    
100 Ahad Kazemi Sarai (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                  
101 Xitao Ji (Chn) Qinghai,China                                       
102 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team           27.48
103 Jens-Erik Madsen (Den) Denmark                                     
104 Fotis Antonarakis (Gre) Cosmote Kastro                             
105 Casper Jorgensen (Den) Denmark                                     
106 Wang Yip Tang (HKg) Hong Kong Team                                 
107 Long Jin (Chn) Skil-Shimano                                        
108 Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing                                 
109 Van Ulden Bernard (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                   
110 Stefan Löffler (Ger) Giant Asia Racing Team                        
111 Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong Team                                
112 Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong Team                                  
113 Marcin Gebka (Pol) Poland                                          
113 Joshua Page (NZl) Giant Asia Racing Team                           
115 Robert Radosz (Pol) Poland                                         
116 Ji Cheng (Chn) Skil-Shimano                                        
117 Marcin Osinski (Pol) Poland                                        
118 Sergey Koudentsov (Rus) GE - Marco Polo Team P/B Trek              
119 Loh Sea Keong (Mas) GE - Marco Polo Team P/B Trek                  
120 Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team                           
DNF Naumenko Dmytro (Ukr) Ukraine                                      
 
Points
 
Sprint 1
1 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                 5 pts
2 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Poland                                       3
3 Kieran Page (GBr) Pezula Racing                                     1
 
Finish
1 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing                                   16 pts
2 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Poland                                      14
3 Matej Stare (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                   13
4 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni           12
5 Starchyk Volodymyr (Ukr) Ukraine                                   11
6 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Cycle Collstrop                               10
7 Nebojsa Jovanovic (Ser) Cosmote Kastro                              9
8 Tom Criel (Bel) Cycle Collstrop                                     8
9 Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                      7
10 David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team                          6
11 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                   5
12 Leopold Konig (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                         4
13 Rhys Pollock (Aus) GE - Marco Polo Team P/B Trek                   3
14 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Poland                                      2
15 Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Rock Racing                             1
 
Mountains
 
1 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni            9 pts
2 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team              7
3 Hossein Askari (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                      5
4 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing                                    3
5 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                  2
6 Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Rock Racing                              1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Tabriz Petrochemical Team                                    74.48.27
2 Poland                                                           1.17
3 Coscycle Collstrop                                               1.47
4 Ukraine                                                          3.39
5 Perperutnina Ptuj                                                5.26
6 Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni                                 8.44
7 Rock Racing                                                     19.01
8 Uzbekistan                                                      27.07
9 PSK Whirlpool - Author                                          29.25
10 Denmark                                                        54.04
11 Giant Asia Racing Team                                       1.06.34
12 Skil-Shimano                                                 1.14.24
13 China                                                        1.21.20
14 TKT cosmote Kastro                                           1.27.18
15 Jelly Belly Cycling Team                                     1.57.17
16 Qinghai,China                                                2.12.52
17 FRF Couriers - NSWIS                                         2.16.06
18 Hong Kong Team                                               2.30.13
19 GE - Marco Polo Team Pb Trek                                 2.40.47
20 Pezula Racing                                                3.21.47
 
Asian team
 
1 Tabriz Petrochemical Team                                    10.54.27
2 Uzbekistan                                                       8.17
3 Qinghai,China                                                   20.41
4 China                                                           24.26
5 Hong Kong Team                                                  27.52
 
General classification after stage 8
 
1 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing                             24.54.41
2 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Poland                                    0.10
3 Hossein Askari (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                   1.08
4 David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team                        1.17
5 Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Rock Racing                           1.22
6 Matej Stare (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                 1.26
7 Rhys Pollock (Aus) GE - Marco Polo Team P/B Trek                 1.35
8 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team           1.36
9 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Poland                                    1.49
10 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Cycle Collstrop                            1.57
11 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni           
12 Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                  2.02
13 Starchyk Volodymyr (Ukr) Ukraine                                    
14 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                2.07
15 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni        2.11
16 Pakhtusov Anatoliy (Ukr) Ukraine                                2.26
17 Tom Criel (Bel) Cycle Collstrop                                 3.44
18 Khalmuratov Muradjan (Uzb) Uzbekistan                           3.47
19 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Ukraine                                 5.38
20 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                              6.12
21 Michael Lange (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                    7.19
22 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil-Shimano                               7.30
23 Michael Morkov Christensen (Den) Denmark                       11.33
24 Mukmenov Eldar (Uzb) Uzbekistan                                12.16
25 Michal Golas (Pol) Cycle Collstrop                             14.07
26 Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Cycle Collstrop                          15.42
27 Leopold Konig (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                     16.04
28 Mariusz Witecki (Pol) Poland                                   17.39
29 Petr Bencik (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                       17.51
30 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni           18.08
31 Rongxi Zou (Chn) China                                         18.15
32 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                            18.56
33 Volodymyr Zagorodnyy (Ukr) Ukraine                             20.07
34 Liu Biao (Chn) Qinghai,China                                   20.23
35 Roger Beuchat (Swi) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni           20.30
36 Ahad Kazemi Sarai (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team              21.04
37 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Poland                                  22.06
38 Lucas Persson (Swe) Cycle Collstrop                            22.22
39 Abdurahimov Azizbek (Uzb) Uzbekistan                           22.33
40 Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing                                25.22
41 Ivoljatov Yuriy (Uzb) Uzbekistan                               25.25
42 Nebojsa Jovanovic (Ser) Cosmote Kastro                         26.00
43 Wolter Henrik (Ger) Cosmote Kastro                             27.21
44 Jakub Danacik (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                     29.26
45 Matija Kvasina (Cro) Perutnina Ptuj                            29.59
46 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano                              33.06
47 Reza Bagheri (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                   33.52
48 Peng Liu (Chn) China                                           35.06
49 Brian Vandborg (Den) Denmark                                   35.21
50 Erik Hoffmann (Nam) Giant Asia Racing Team                     35.47
51 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                            36.02
52 Nicholas Sanderson (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team              36.44
53 Hossein Jahabanian (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team             37.49
54 Wenlong Zhang (Chn) China                                      38.19
55 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                 38.20
56 Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong Team                            41.19
57 Martin Mares (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                      41.33
58 Daniel Kreutzfeldt (Den) Denmark                               41.52
59 Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                 45.52
60 Song Baoqing (Chn) China                                       48.03
61 Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team                       49.33
62 Peter John Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers - NSWIS                   50.01
63 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                             51.55
64 Benjamin Johnson (Aus) FRF Couriers - NSWIS                    52.43
65 Luca Solari (Ita) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni             53.13
66 Hossein Nateghi (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                53.44
67 Kin San Wu (HKg) Hong Kong Team                                58.32
68 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                           58.42
69 Christoph Springer (Ger) Cosmote Kastro                        59.02
70 Robert Cater (Aus) FRF Couriers - NSWIS                        59.33
71 Doug Ollerenshaw (USA) Rock Racing                             59.45
72 Casper Jorgensen (Den) Denmark                                 59.47
73 Shengjun Wu (Chn) Qinghai,China                              1.01.10
74 Karimov Ismailjon (Uzb) Uzbekistan                           1.02.31
75 Michael Faerk Christensen (Den) Denmark                      1.02.37
76 Ciaran Power (Irl) Pezula Racing                             1.03.33
77 Wu Chen (Chn) Qinghai,China                                  1.03.59
78 Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team                             1.04.57
79 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano                         1.07.17
80 Cameron Jennings (Aus) Pezula Racing                         1.08.16
81 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano                             1.08.54
82 Stefan Löffler (Ger) Giant Asia Racing Team                  1.09.14
83 Ji Cheng (Chn) Skil-Shimano                                  1.09.40
84 Ruisong Zhang (Chn) Qinghai,China                            1.11.03
85 Yue Tu (Chn) China                                           1.12.39
86 Robert Radosz (Pol) Poland                                   1.13.47
87 Yuan Wei (Chn) Qinghai,China                                 1.14.02
88 Emiliano Donadello (Ita) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni    1.14.03
89 Sergio Hernandez (USA) Rock Racing                           1.14.17
90 Kieran Page (GBr) Pezula Racing                              1.14.26
91 Zabava Volodymyr (Ukr) Ukraine                               1.15.04
92 Marcin Osinski (Pol) Poland                                  1.16.19
93 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Denmark                                 1.18.29
94 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Pezula Racing                            1.18.30
95 Metlushenko Yuriy (Ukr) Ukraine                              1.19.37
96 Chris Jory (Aus) FRF Couriers - NSWIS                        1.21.18
97 Marcin Gebka (Pol) Poland                                    1.22.51
98 King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team                         1.24.11
99 Liang Zhang (Chn) China                                      1.26.07
100 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                1.26.57
101 Turaev Mavlon (Uzb) Uzbekistan                              1.27.07
102 Bo Liu (Chn) China                                          1.27.29
103 Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                 1.28.31
104 Long Jin (Chn) Skil-Shimano                                 1.29.14
105 Jiri Skrobanek (Cze) Cosmote Kastro                         1.31.06
106 Pria Lars (Rom) Cosmote Kastro                              1.35.17
107 Vahid Chaffare (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team              1.36.39
108 Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong Team                           1.37.45
109 Wang Yip Tang (HKg) Hong Kong Team                          1.38.28
110 Xitao Ji (Chn) Qinghai,China                                1.38.47
111 Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong Team                         1.39.57
112 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers - NSWIS                     1.42.50
113 Joshua Page (NZl) Giant Asia Racing Team                    1.44.32
114 Jens-Erik Madsen (Den) Denmark                              1.49.15
115 Yi Lu (Chn) Qinghai,China                                   1.51.08
116 Sergey Koudentsov (Rus) GE - Marco Polo Team P/B Trek       1.55.02
117 Fotis Antonarakis (Gre) Cosmote Kastro                      1.56.47
118 Van Ulden Bernard (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team            2.01.59
119 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team         2.05.49
120 Loh Sea Keong (Mas) GE - Marco Polo Team P/B Trek           2.06.50
 
Points classification
 
1 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Denmark                                       68 pts
2 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Poland                                      50
3 Jure Kocjan (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                   47
4 Michael Morkov Christensen (Den) Denmark                           44
5 Matej Stare (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                   41
6 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni          41
7 David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team                          38
8 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Poland                                      37
9 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing                                   36
10 Sebastian Siedler (Ger) Skil-Shimano                              35
11 Emiliano Donadello (Ita) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni         32
12 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team               31
13 Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Rock Racing                            31
14 Hossein Askari (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                    30
15 Hossein Nateghi (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                   29
16 Nicholas Sanderson (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                 27
17 Petr Bencik (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                          26
18 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                24
19 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil-Shimano                                    24
20 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni          23
21 Volodymyr Zagorodnyy (Ukr) Ukraine                                20
22 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Cycle Collstrop                              19
23 Starchyk Volodymyr (Ukr) Ukraine                                  19
24 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Poland                                     18
25 Rhys Pollock (Aus) GE - Marco Polo Team P/B Trek                  16
26 Michal Golas (Pol) Cycle Collstrop                                16
27 Casper Jorgensen (Den) Denmark                                    16
28 Metlushenko Yuriy (Ukr) Ukraine                                   15
29 Stefan Löffler (Ger) Giant Asia Racing Team                       14
30 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Cycle Collstrop                              13
31 Xitao Ji (Chn) Qinghai,China                                      13
32 Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                    12
33 Michael Creed (USA) Rock Racing                                   11
34 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil-Shimano                                  11
35 Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Cycle Collstrop                             10
36 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                               10
37 Ahad Kazemi Sarai (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                 10
38 Tom Criel (Bel) Cycle Collstrop                                    9
39 Nebojsa Jovanovic (Ser) Cosmote Kastro                             9
40 Lucas Persson (Swe) Cycle Collstrop                                8
41 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team             8
42 Ciaran Power (Irl) Pezula Racing                                   6
43 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Ukraine                                    5
44 Marcin Gebka (Pol) Poland                                          5
45 Jens-Erik Madsen (Den) Denmark                                     5
46 Pakhtusov Anatoliy (Ukr) Ukraine                                   4
47 Leopold Konig (Cze) Psk Whirlpool - Author                         4
48 Ji Cheng (Chn) Skil-Shimano                                        4
49 Hossein Jahabanian (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                 3
50 Vahid Chaffare (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                     3
51 Van Ulden Bernard (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team                   3
52 Christoph Springer (Ger) Cosmote Kastro                            2
53 Sergey Koudentsov (Rus) GE - Marco Polo Team P/B Trek              2
54 Erik Hoffmann (Nam) Giant Asia Racing Team                         1
55 Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong Team                                1
56 Wu Chen (Chn) Qinghai,China                                        1
57 Kieran Page (GBr) Pezula Racing                                    1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Hossein Askari (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                     22 pts
2 Ahad Kazemi Sarai (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                  21
3 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team             19
4 Lucas Persson (Swe) Cycle Collstrop                                15
5 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni           12
6 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing                                    8
7 Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Rock Racing                              6
8 Hossein Jahabanian (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                  5
9 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                  4
10 David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team                          1
11 Matej Stare (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                   1
12 Rhys Pollock (Aus) GE - Marco Polo Team P/B Trek                   1
13 Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Cycle Collstrop                              1
14 Wu Chen (Chn) Qinghai,China                                        1
 
Teams
 
1 Perperutnina Ptuj                                            10.54.15
2 Tabriz Petrochemical Team                                        0.12
3 Coscycle Collstrop                                               0.24
4 Ukraine                                                              
5 Poland                                                           0.26
6 Serramenti Diquigiovanni-Androni                                 0.36
7 PSK Whirlpool - Author                                           6.48
8 Uzbekistan                                                       8.29
9 TKT cosmote Kastro                                              10.04
10 Denmark                                                        12.44
11 Rock Racing                                                    17.00
12 Qinghai,China                                                  20.53
13 China                                                          24.38
14 Jelly Belly Cycling Team                                       26.52
15 Hong Kong Team                                                 28.04
16 Giant Asia Racing Team                                         33.23
17 FRF Couriers - NSWIS                                           38.46
18 Skil-Shimano                                                   41.27
19 Pezula Racing                                                  50.57
20 GE - Marco Polo Team Pb Trek                                   53.22
 
Asian rider classification
 
1 Hossein Askari (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team               24.55.49
2 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team           0.28
3 Khalmuratov Muradjan (Uzb) Uzbekistan                            2.39
4 Mukmenov Eldar (Uzb) Uzbekistan                                 11.08
5 Rongxi Zou (Chn) China                                          17.07
6 Liu Biao (Chn) Qinghai,China                                    19.15
7 Ahad Kazemi Sarai (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team               19.56
8 Abdurahimov Azizbek (Uzb) Uzbekistan                            21.25
9 Ivoljatov Yuriy (Uzb) Uzbekistan                                24.17
10 Reza Bagheri (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                   32.44
11 Peng Liu (Chn) China                                           33.58
12 Hossein Jahabanian (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team             36.41
13 Wenlong Zhang (Chn) China                                      37.11
14 Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong Team                            40.11
15 Song Baoqing (Chn) China                                       46.55
16 Hossein Nateghi (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team                52.36
17 Kin San Wu (HKg) Hong Kong Team                                57.24
18 Shengjun Wu (Chn) Qinghai,China                              1.00.02
19 Karimov Ismailjon (Uzb) Uzbekistan                           1.01.23
20 Wu Chen (Chn) Qinghai,China                                  1.02.51
21 Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong Team                             1.03.49
22 Ruisong Zhang (Chn) Qinghai,China                            1.09.55
23 Yue Tu (Chn) China                                           1.11.31
24 Yuan Wei (Chn) Qinghai,China                                 1.12.54
25 King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong Team                         1.23.03
26 Liang Zhang (Chn) China                                      1.24.59
27 Turaev Mavlon (Uzb) Uzbekistan                               1.25.59
28 Bo Liu (Chn) China                                           1.26.21
29 Vahid Chaffare (Irn) Tabriz Petrochemical Team               1.35.31
30 Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong Team                            1.36.37
31 Wang Yip Tang (HKg) Hong Kong Team                           1.37.20
32 Xitao Ji (Chn) Qinghai,China                                 1.37.39
33 Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong Team                          1.38.49
34 Yi Lu (Chn) Qinghai,China                                    1.50.00
35 Loh Sea Keong (Mas) GE - Marco Polo Team P/B Trek            2.05.42
 
Asian teams classification
 
1 Tabriz Petrochemical Team                                    74.48.27
2 Uzbekistan                                                      27.07
3 China                                                         1.21.20
4 Qinghai,China                                                 2.12.52
5 Hong Kong Team                                                2.30.13

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