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Tour of Qinghai Lake - 2.5

China, July 27 - August 3, 2002

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Stage 6 - July 31: Qinghai Lake Hotel - Mt.Riyue - Qinghai Lake Hotel, 134 km

Australian team report

By Brian Stephens, AIS U23 coach

Stage 6 was an out and back course with 2 tough climbs on the 15 kilometer loop at the turn around. There were plenty of attacks all day but the only one that stuck was in the last 20 kilometers and didn't contain an Australian. They were all in the main bunch that finished 52" behind them. The stage was won by South African, Rodney Green.


1 Rodney Green (RSA) South Africa           3.30.35
2 Max Becker (Lux) Collstrop                 
3 Hong Chun Dea (Kor) Korea                 
4 Thijs Zonneveld (Hol) Tegeltoko              
5 Jasram Ulzii Orshirkh (Mgl) Marco Polo
26 Gene Bates (Aus) AIS Australia              0.52
53 Ben Johnson (Aus) AIS Australia             
60 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AIS Australia           
66 Adrian Laidler (Aus) AIS Australia          
72 Dave McPartland (Aus) AIS Australia         1.05
73 David Pell (Aus) AIS Australia              1.21

General classification after stage 6

1 Gouzhang Wang (Chi) China                 9.56.43
2 Tom Danielson (USA) USA                      0.03
3 Tondo Xavier Vocpini (Spa) Catalana          
4 Aleksandar Nikacevic (Yug) Yugoslavia        0.04
5 Glen Chadwick (Aus) Marco Polo               0.27
26 David Pell (Aus) AIS Australia              8.14
45 Ben Johnson (Aus) AIS Australia            12.12
52 Simon Gerrans (Aus) AIS Australia          13.36
54 David McPartland (Aus) AIS Australia       13.54
62 Adrian Laidler (Aus) AIS Australia         17.30
67 Gene Bates (Aus) AIS Australia             22.00