Suzuki wins in Minami Shinshu

Local rider assumes race lead

Shinri Suzuki (Shimano) moved into the overall lead of the Tour of Japan with victory on stage four in Shinshu on Wednesday. Suzuki finished ahead of Claudio Corioni (De Rosa-Stac Plastic) and Junya Sano (Team Nippo) in a six-man group separated from the peloton by 32 seconds.

After holding the race lead since the opening day of the tour Michael Matthews (Jayco-Skins) finally relinquished the leader's jersey. The Australian finished at the front of the peloton to maintain his lead in the points classification.

Suzuki and the six of seven men who shared his finish time had attacked on the last of 12 laps of the circuit around Minami Shinsu. Despite the peloton's efforts to drag the leaders back before the finish, they fell 32 second short of their goal.

Full Results
1Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing3:59:35 
2Claudio Corioni (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
3Junya Sano (Jpn) Team Nippo  
4Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
5Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong China  
6Vincenzo Garofalo (Ita) Team Nippo  
7Cristiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:10 
8Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:00:32 
9Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
10Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong China  
11Ji Wen Low (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
12Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Shimano Racing  
13Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing  
14Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
15Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
16Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
17Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) University All Japan  
18Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Team Nippo  
19Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:36 
20Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:47 
21Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
22Takayuki Naganuma (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:51 
23Kin San Wu (HKg) Hong Kong China0:01:09 
24Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Team Nippo  
25Kazuyuki Manabe (Jpn) Matrix Powertag  
26Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong China0:02:16 
27Tomoya Kanoh (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
28Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing0:03:23 
29Takahiro Yamashita (Jpn) Matrix Powertag  
30Yoshinori Iino (Jpn) Shimano Racing  
31Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Shimano Racing  
32Peng Da Jiao (Chn) Max Success Sports  
33Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
34Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:03:45 
35Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
36Sergey Kuzmin (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:06:27 
37Keisuke Kamata (Jpn) Pearl Izumi Sumita Ravanello  
38Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
39Akira Kodan (Jpn) Pearl Izumi Sumita Ravanello  
40Fabio Negri (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
41Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
42Gang Xu (Chn) Max Success Sports  
43King Lok Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong China0:11:04 
44En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:11:12 
45Marco Cattaneo (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:11:23 
46Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Team Nippo  
47Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Nippo  
48Peng Fei Qi (Chn) Max Success Sports  
49James Ibrahim (Aus) Letua Cycling Team  
50Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic  
51Motoi Nara (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
52Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
53Naoki Mukaigawa (Jpn) Matrix Powertag  
54Yoshiyuki Abe (Jpn) Matrix Powertag  
55Mitsuhiro Matsumura (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
56Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
57Kenji Itami (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
58Shunsuke Horiuchi (Jpn) University All Japan  
59Makoto Nakamura (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen  
60Akira Kakinuma (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen  
61Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
62Taichi Togao (Jpn) Pearl Izumi Sumita Ravanello  
63Tomoyuki Iino (Jpn) University All Japan  
64Richard Lang (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
65Nozomu Kimori (Jpn) University All Japan  
66Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
67Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
68Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
69Tatsuhiro Hashimoto (Jpn) University All Japan0:14:19 
70Kun Jiang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:15:16 
71Hui Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports  
72Masaki Takahashi (Jpn) University All Japan0:15:29 
73Graham Briggs (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:17:46 
74Dean Windsor (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp  
75Masaru Fukuhara (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
76Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen  
77Kensyo Sawada (Jpn) Matrix Powertag  
78Hikaru Kosaka (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen  
79Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:19:33 
80Masamichi Yamamoto (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor  
81Shota Tsujimoto (Jpn) Pearl Izumi Sumita Ravanello  
82Phuchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
83Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong China  
84Yong Li Ng (Mas) Letua Cycling Team  
85Masaki Wakumoto (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:21:05 
DNFShota Saito (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen  
DNFYeonguk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
DNFSamel Witmitz (Aus) Letua Cycling Team  
DNFShimpei Fukuda (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
DNFAdrian Wye Kit Chuah (Mas) Letua Cycling Team  
DNFHafiz Rozli Mohd (Mas) Letua Cycling Team  
General Classification after stage 4
1Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing10:18:53 
2Junya Sano (Jpn) Team Nippo0:00:05 
3Claudio Corioni (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:06 
4Cristiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:00:09 
5Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:00:12 
6Vincenzo Garofalo (Ita) Team Nippo0:00:16 
7Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:00:22 
8Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:00:36 
9Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong China  
10Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:39 
11Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:42 
12Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong China0:00:44 
13Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing0:00:48 
14Ji Wen Low (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:00:54 
15Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:56 
16Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) University All Japan0:00:58 
17Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Shimano Racing0:00:59 
18Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:01:09 
19Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:01:11 
20Takayuki Naganuma (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:01:19 
21Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Team Nippo0:01:32 
22Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Team Nippo0:01:36 
23Kazuyuki Manabe (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:01:38 
24Kin San Wu (HKg) Hong Kong China0:01:42 
25Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:02:00 
26Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong China0:02:42 
27Tomoya Kanoh (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:02:45 
28Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Shimano Racing0:03:42 
29Peng Da Jiao (Chn) Max Success Sports0:03:46 
30Takahiro Yamashita (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:03:47 
31Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:04:07 
32Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:05:33 
33Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing0:06:29 
34Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:06:38 
35Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:06:50 
36Akira Kodan (Jpn) Pearl Izumi Sumita Ravanello0:07:16 
37Keisuke Kamata (Jpn) Pearl Izumi Sumita Ravanello0:07:17 
38Gang Xu (Chn) Max Success Sports0:07:22 
39Sergey Kuzmin (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:08:21 
40Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
41Motoi Nara (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:11:30 
42Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:11:33 
43Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Nippo0:11:34 
44Naoki Mukaigawa (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:11:41 
45Marco Cattaneo (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:11:46 
46Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Team Nippo0:11:48 
47Yoshiyuki Abe (Jpn) Matrix Powertag  
48Makoto Nakamura (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:11:50 
49En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:12:10 
50Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:12:23 
51Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:12:26 
52Tomoyuki Iino (Jpn) University All Japan0:12:27 
53Nozomu Kimori (Jpn) University All Japan0:12:29 
54Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:12:59 
55Mitsuhiro Matsumura (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:13:05 
56Yoshinori Iino (Jpn) Shimano Racing0:13:37 
57Richard Lang (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
58Akira Kakinuma (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:14:09 
59Shunsuke Horiuchi (Jpn) University All Japan0:14:56 
60Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:15:01 
61King Lok Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong China0:15:15 
62Kun Jiang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:15:39 
63Tatsuhiro Hashimoto (Jpn) University All Japan0:16:25 
64Peng Fei Qi (Chn) Max Success Sports0:16:54 
65Taichi Togao (Jpn) Pearl Izumi Sumita Ravanello0:17:25 
66Fabio Negri (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic0:17:57 
67Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:18:00 
68Phuchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:20:18 
69Masaru Fukuhara (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:21:36 
70Kensyo Sawada (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:21:51 
71Kenji Itami (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:21:53 
72Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:24:00 
73Hui Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:24:53 
74Yong Li Ng (Mas) Letua Cycling Team0:26:20 
75James Ibrahim (Aus) Letua Cycling Team0:27:11 
76Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:28:17 
77Masaki Takahashi (Jpn) University All Japan0:28:28 
78Dean Windsor (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:28:52 
79Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong China0:29:13 
80Hikaru Kosaka (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:33:13 
81Graham Briggs (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:33:58 
82Shota Tsujimoto (Jpn) Pearl Izumi Sumita Ravanello0:34:16 
83Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp0:35:45 
84Masaki Wakumoto (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:38:19 
85Masamichi Yamamoto (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:39:14 
Points 
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins52pts
2Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing50 
3Cristiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic34 
4Claudio Corioni (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic32 
5Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic31 
6Junya Sano (Jpn) Team Nippo30 
7Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp26 
8Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp25 
9Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia20 
10Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team20 
11Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong China19 
12Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Nippo19 
13Vincenzo Garofalo (Ita) Team Nippo18 
14Motoi Nara (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia18 
15Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Kazakhstan14 
16Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor12 
17Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp12 
18Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong China12 
19Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing12 
20King Lok Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong China9 
21Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team8 
22Marco Cattaneo (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic8 
23Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team7 
24Ji Wen Low (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia5 
25Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Shimano Racing4 
26Nozomu Kimori (Jpn) University All Japan4 
27Takayuki Naganuma (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen3 
28Naoki Mukaigawa (Jpn) Matrix Powertag2 
29Sergio Lagana (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic1 
30Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Team Nippo1 
Mountains Classification
1Cristiano Salerno (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic21pts
2Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong China9 
3Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan8 
4Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor - Sharp7 
5Ki Hong Yoo (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia7 
6Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins6 
7Vincenzo Garofalo (Ita) Team Nippo5 
8Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong China5 
9Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan5 
10Marco Cattaneo (Ita) De Rosa - Stac Plastic5 
11Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Team Nippo4 
12Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia3 
13Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor3 
14Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Team Nippo3 
15Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Kazakhstan2 
16Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team2 
17Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor - Sharp1 
18Takayuki Naganuma (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen1 
19Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Shimano Racing1 
20Peng Da Jiao (Chn) Max Success Sports1 
Team Classification
1Team Nippo  
2Shimano Racing0:00:39 
3Hong Kong China Team0:01:11 
4Kazakhstan National Team0:01:26 
5De Rosa -Stac Plastic0:03:09 
6Aisan Racing Team0:09:41 
7Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:11:19 
8Team Jayco -Skins0:14:49 
9Matrix Powertag0:15:50 
10Rapha Condor -Sharp0:17:29 
11Bridgestone Anchor0:17:33 
12Max Success Sports0:21:24 
13University All Japan0:24:24 
14Utsunomiya Blitzen0:25:58 
15Pearlizumi Sumita Ravanello0:30:09 

 

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