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Tour de Taiwan 2013

Date range:
March 18-24, 2013

March 18, Stage 1: Dapeng Bay 156km

Tour de Taiwan: Pozdnyakov takes opening stage

By:
Jeff Quénet
Published:
March 18, 2013, 12:24,
Updated:
March 18, 2013, 18:57

Russian neo pro uses the wind to score first international victory at 24

the Synergy Baku Cycling Project on the start line with rider/directeur sportif David McCann, David Clarke, John Ebsen, Christoph Schweizer, Kirill...

the Synergy Baku Cycling Project on the start line with rider/directeur sportif David McCann, David Clarke, John Ebsen, Christoph Schweizer, Kirill Pozdnyakov and Anuar Manan.

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At only their second race after Le Tour de Langkawi, Kirill Pozdnyakov and his newly created Synergy Baku Cycling Project team from Azerbaijan have found success at the 25th Tour de Taiwan. The Russian neo-pro collected his first pro victory at the end of stage 1 called “Terrific Taiwan”, ahead of his last breakaway companion Cheung King Lok from Hong Kong, while the peloton didn’t manage to catch them and Christoph Schweizer completed Baku’s triumph by winning the bunch sprint eight seconds later.

“I’m very happy”, Pozdnyakov said. “To win such a hard and nice race brings me a lot of emotions. I wasn’t afraid of the return of the peloton because I was just giving 100 per cent of myself. It worked out well today because we formed a very good group at the front. Normally it’s very difficult to stay away on a flat terrain but we managed to do so because the peloton was tired and it made the race less controllable. I’m grateful to Jeremy Hunt, David McCann and David McQuaid to have put this team together. It’s a very professional environment. It gives me my first opportunity to race in Asia, firstly at Le Tour de Langkawi and now here.”

At the end of last year, McQuaid sealed a deal with the Azeri authorities with the aim of developing local riders for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. A few experienced cyclists, including recently retired Hunt and McCann, were hired to help them reach their goal.

Pozdnyakov is one of them. At the age of 24, he found fame in Belgium where he won nineteen races as a junior including the U19 version of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. With the VL Technics Abutriek team, he won the Tour de Côte d’Or in France last year and finished 3rd at the GP Geluwe and 5th at the Flèche ardennaise.

“Normally, climbing is no problem for me”, said the man from Bryansk. “I’ll try to defend the yellow jersey. For GC, we also have other options, with [Denmark’s] John Ebsen for example.” Stage 2 in the county of Tainan is expected to be the queen stage of the race of the Tour de Taiwan after the peloton has left the windy conditions of the Dapeng Bay in the far south of the country behind.

“The wind has been my ally”, Pozdnyakov noted. Initially, South African Pro Continental team MTN-Qhubeka showed their ambition when Johan van Zyl was the first man to attack after 7km of racing but without being granted any freedom. Another motivated team appeared to be French outfit La Pomme-Marseille as they were represented by four riders a major 20-man breakaway. However, only after half way into the stage, a decisive move took place with eight riders going clear off the peloton: Chris Jennings (La Pomme-Marseille), Jakub Kratochvila (Arbö), Jacques Janse van Rensburg (MTN-Qhubeka), Sai-Udomsin Puchong and Liphongyu Navuti (Thailand), Kohei Uchima (Japan), Cheung and Pozdnyakov.

As they never got an advantage superior to one and half minutes, a bunch sprint finish was highly expected but Pozdnyakov had kept some energy to launch an attack while riding against the wind over a bridge with 4km to go. Only Cheung managed to go across but GC contender Janse van Rensburg was forced to give up all of his hopes of winning the Tour de Taiwan due to cramps. There’s obviously more to be seen from rookie Pozdnyakov and the new task force born in one more former Republic of the Soviet Union that has fallen in love with cycling.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 3:15:24  
2 King Lok Cheung (HKg) Team Hong Kong China    
3 Christoph Scweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 0:00:08  
4 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser    
5 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille    
6 Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team    
7 Robbie Hucker (Aus) DRAPAC Cycling    
8 Benjamin Edmüller (Ger) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
9 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) DRAPAC Cycling    
10 Anuar Manan (Mas) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team    
11 Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
12 Oddbjørn Klomtsen Andersen (Nor) Team Frøy-Bianchi    
13 Zachary Bell (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
14 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS    
15 Po Hung Wu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida    
16 Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
17 Yordsuwan Setthawut (Tha) Thailand National Team    
18 Lee Rodgers (GBr) CCN Cycling Team    
19 Muhammad Fauzan Ahmad Lufti (Mas) Malaysia National Team    
20 Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team    
21 David Clarke (GBr) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team    
22 Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team    
23 Ohko Shimizu (Jpn) Japan National Team    
24 Luke Keough (USA) UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling    
25 Ian Bibby (GBr) Madison Genesis Team    
26 Sai-Udomsin Phuchong (Tha) Thailand National Team    
27 Yin Chih Wang (Tpe) CCN Cycling Team    
28 Thomas Palmer (Aus) DRAPAC Cycling    
29 Liam Holohan (GBr) Madison Genesis Team    
30 Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser    
31 Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team    
32 Kun Hung Hung (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida    
33 Mark Dowling (Irl) Polygon Sweet Nice Team    
34 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille    
35 Andreas Müller (Aut) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
36 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN Qhubeka    
37 Jai Crawford (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser    
38 Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN Qhubeka    
39 Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
40 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Madison Genesis Team    
41 Hui Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team    
42 Sirironnachai Sarawut (Tha) Thailand National Team    
43 En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team    
44 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling    
45 Max Walsleben (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS    
46 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) DRAPAC Cycling    
47 Jakub Kratochvila (Cze) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
48 Mohammad Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team    
49 Patrick Shaw (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser    
50 Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team    
51 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MTN Qhubeka    
52 Sigurd Nesset (Nor) Team Frøy-Bianchi    
53 John Kronborg Ebsen (Den) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team    
54 Morten Sandvik (Nor) Team Frøy-Bianchi    
55 Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Team Hong Kong China    
56 Brennan Townshend (GBr) Madison Genesis Team    
57 Dirk Müller (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS    
58 Liphongyu Navuti (Tha) Thailand National Team    
59 Boonratanathanakorn Thurakit (Tha) Thailand National Team    
60 Mohd Saiful Anwar Azis (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team    
61 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser    
62 Halvor Tandrevold (Nor) Team Frøy-Bianchi    
63 Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
64 Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team    
65 Chen Lu Qin (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team    
66 Ryan Sherlock (Irl) Polygon Sweet Nice Team    
67 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan National Team    
68 Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN Qhubeka    
69 Gordon Mccauley (NZl) DRAPAC Cycling    
70 Burr Ho (HKg) Team Hong Kong China    
71 Christopher Jenninngs (RSA) Team La Pomme Marseille    
72 Hsin Hua Huang (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida    
73 Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team    
74 Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS    
75 Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team    
76 Petr Lechner (Cze) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
77 Masahiko Yasui (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team    
78 Mohd Nor Umardi Rosdi (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team    
79 Dominic Jelfs (Irl) Madison Genesis Team 0:01:14  
80 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling 0:02:05  
81 Martyn Irvine (Irl) UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling    
82 Rick Ampler (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS    
83 Yasuharo Nakajima (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team 0:02:51  
84 Yat Wai Chan (HKg) Team Hong Kong China 0:00:08  
85 Nur Arif Prayoga (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team 0:03:40  
86 Yue Peng Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team 0:05:32  
87 Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling    
88 Yi Hao Tseng (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida    
89 Mohd Nur Rizuan Zainal (Mas) Malaysia National Team    
90 Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team    
91 Che Wei Hu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida 0:06:16  
92 Shotaro Iribe (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team 0:09:19  
93 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN Qhubeka 0:09:47  
94 Chun Wing Leung (HKg) Team Hong Kong China    
95 Ahmad Fahmi Farhan Ahmad Fuat (Mas) Malaysia National Team    
96 Takero Terasaki (Jpn) Japan National Team    
97 Hiroki Nishimura (Jpn) Japan National Team 0:12:52  
OTL Eivind Ekeli (Nor) Team Frøy-Bianchi    
OTL Ibrahim Abdul Rashid (Mas) Malaysia National Team    
OTL Robert Gitelis (USA) CCN Cycling Team    
OTL Jimmy Pranata (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team    
OTL Robert Bush (USA) Team La Pomme Marseille    
OTL Caleb James Jones (Aus) CCN Cycling Team    
DNF Jafri Amirul Anuar (Mas) Malaysia National Team    
DNF Joshua Berry (USA) Team La Pomme Marseille    
DNF Tomoyuki Iino (Jpn) Japan National Team    
DNF Antonius Tjondrokusumo-Christopher (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team    
DNF Muhammad Muhammad Hairolrani (Bru) CCN Cycling Team    
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 17  pts
2 King Lok Cheung (HKg) Team Hong Kong China 14  
3 Christoph Scweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 13  
4 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser 12  
5 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 11  
6 Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team 10  
7 Robbie Hucker (Aus) DRAPAC Cycling 9  
8 Benjamin Edmüller (Ger) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer 8  
9 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) DRAPAC Cycling 8  
10 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS 7  
11 Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 7  
12 Anuar Manan (Mas) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 6  
13 Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team 5  
14 Jakub Kratochvila (Cze) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer 5  
15 Oddbjørn Klomtsen Andersen (Nor) Team Frøy-Bianchi 4  
16 Zachary Bell (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 3  
17 Ian Bibby (GBr) Madison Genesis Team 3  
18 Sai-Udomsin Phuchong (Tha) Thailand National Team 3  
19 Gordon Mccauley (NZl) DRAPAC Cycling 3  
20 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 2  
21 Po Hung Wu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida 1  
22 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan National Team 1  
23 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN Qhubeka 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 9:46:28  
2 Team Hong Kong China    
3 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:08  
4 DRAPAC Cycling    
5 Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers    
6 Thailand National Team    
7 Aisan Racing Team    
8 ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
9 Madison Genesis Team    
10 Max Success Sports Cycling Team    
11 Team La Pomme Marseille    
12 NUTRIXXION ABUS    
13 Team Frøy-Bianchi    
14 Team Senter - Merida    
15 MTN QhubekaMTN    
16 Terengganu Cycling Team    
17 Shimano Racing Team    
18 UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling 0:02:05  
19 Polygon Sweet Nice Team 0:03:40  
20 Japan National Team 0:09:47  
21 Malaysia National Team 0:15:11  
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 3:15:24  
2 King Lok Cheung (HKg) Team Hong Kong China    
3 Christoph Scweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 0:00:08  
4 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS    
5 Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team    
6 Jakub Kratochvila (Cze) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
7 Ian Bibby (GBr) Madison Genesis Team    
8 Sai-Udomsin Phuchong (Tha) Thailand National Team    
9 Gordon Mccauley (NZl) DRAPAC Cycling    
10 Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
11 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille    
12 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser    
13 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille    
14 Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team    
15 Robbie Hucker (Aus) DRAPAC Cycling    
16 Benjamin Edmüller (Ger) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
17 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) DRAPAC Cycling    
18 Anuar Manan (Mas) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team    
19 Oddbjørn Klomtsen Andersen (Nor) Team Frøy-Bianchi    
20 Zachary Bell (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
21 Po Hung Wu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida    
22 Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
23 Yordsuwan Setthawut (Tha) Thailand National Team    
24 Lee Rodgers (GBr) CCN Cycling Team    
25 Muhammad Fauzan Ahmad Lufti (Mas) Malaysia National Team    
26 Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team    
27 David Clarke (GBr) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team    
28 Ohko Shimizu (Jpn) Japan National Team    
29 Luke Keough (USA) UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling    
30 Yin Chih Wang (Tpe) CCN Cycling Team    
31 Thomas Palmer (Aus) DRAPAC Cycling    
32 Liam Holohan (GBr) Madison Genesis Team    
33 Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser    
34 Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team    
35 Kun Hung Hung (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida    
36 Mark Dowling (Irl) Polygon Sweet Nice Team    
37 Andreas Müller (Aut) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
38 Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN Qhubeka    
39 Jai Crawford (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser    
40 Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN Qhubeka    
41 Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
42 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Madison Genesis Team    
43 Hui Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team    
44 Sirironnachai Sarawut (Tha) Thailand National Team    
45 En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team    
46 Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling    
47 Max Walsleben (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS    
48 Floris Goesinnen (Ned) DRAPAC Cycling    
49 Mohammad Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team    
50 Patrick Shaw (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser    
51 Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team    
52 Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MTN Qhubeka    
53 Sigurd Nesset (Nor) Team Frøy-Bianchi    
54 John Kronborg Ebsen (Den) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team    
55 Morten Sandvik (Nor) Team Frøy-Bianchi    
56 Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Team Hong Kong China    
57 Brennan Townshend (GBr) Madison Genesis Team    
58 Dirk Müller (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS    
59 Liphongyu Navuti (Tha) Thailand National Team    
60 Boonratanathanakorn Thurakit (Tha) Thailand National Team    
61 Mohd Saiful Anwar Azis (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team    
62 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser    
63 Halvor Tandrevold (Nor) Team Frøy-Bianchi    
64 Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
65 Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team    
66 Chen Lu Qin (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team    
67 Ryan Sherlock (Irl) Polygon Sweet Nice Team    
68 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan National Team    
69 Johann Van Zyl (RSA) MTN Qhubeka    
70 Burr Ho (HKg) Team Hong Kong China    
71 Christopher Jenninngs (RSA) Team La Pomme Marseille    
72 Hsin Hua Huang (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida    
73 Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team    
74 Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS    
75 Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team    
76 Petr Lechner (Cze) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
77 Masahiko Yasui (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team    
78 Mohd Nor Umardi Rosdi (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team    
79 Yat Wai Chan (HKg) Team Hong Kong China    
80 Dominic Jelfs (Irl) Madison Genesis Team 0:01:14  
81 Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling 0:02:05  
82 Martyn Irvine (Irl) UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling    
83 Rick Ampler (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS    
84 Yasuharo Nakajima (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team 0:02:51  
85 Nur Arif Prayoga (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team 0:03:40  
86 Yue Peng Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team 0:05:32  
87 Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling    
88 Yi Hao Tseng (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida    
89 Mohd Nur Rizuan Zainal (Mas) Malaysia National Team    
90 Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team    
91 Che Wei Hu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida 0:06:16  
92 Shotaro Iribe (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team 0:09:19  
93 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN Qhubeka 0:09:47  
94 Chun Wing Leung (HKg) Team Hong Kong China    
95 Ahmad Fahmi Farhan Ahmad Fuat (Mas) Malaysia National Team    
96 Takero Terasaki (Jpn) Japan National Team    
97 Hiroki Nishimura (Jpn) Japan National Team 0:12:52  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Kirill Pozdnyakov (Rus) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 17  pts
2 King Lok Cheung (HKg) Team Hong Kong China 14  
3 Christoph Scweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 13  
4 Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Adviser 12  
5 Benjamin Giraud (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 11  
6 Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team 10  
7 Robbie Hucker (Aus) DRAPAC Cycling 9  
8 Benjamin Edmüller (Ger) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer 8  
9 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) DRAPAC Cycling 8  
10 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) NUTRIXXION ABUS 7  
11 Fabian Schnaidt (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 7  
12 Anuar Manan (Mas) Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 6  
13 Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling Team 5  
14 Jakub Kratochvila (Cze) ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer 5  
15 Oddbjørn Klomtsen Andersen (Nor) Team Frøy-Bianchi 4  
16 Ian Bibby (GBr) Madison Genesis Team 3  
17 Sai-Udomsin Phuchong (Tha) Thailand National Team 3  
18 Gordon Mccauley (NZl) DRAPAC Cycling 3  
19 Zachary Bell (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 3  
20 Thomas Vaubourzeix (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille 2  
21 Po Hung Wu (Tpe) Team Senter - Merida 1  
22 Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Japan National Team 1  
23 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN Qhubeka 1  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Synergy Baku Cycling Project Team 9:46:28  
2 Team Hong Kong China    
3 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:08  
4 DRAPAC Cycling    
5 Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers    
6 Thailand National Team    
7 Aisan Racing Team    
8 ARBÖ-Gebrüder Weiss-Oberndorfer    
9 Madison Genesis Team    
10 Max Success Sports Cycling Team    
11 Team La Pomme Marseille    
12 NUTRIXXION ABUS    
13 Team Frøy-Bianchi    
14 Team Senter - Merida    
15 MTN QhubekaMTN    
16 Terengganu Cycling Team    
17 Shimano Racing Team    
18 UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling 0:02:05  
19 Polygon Sweet Nice Team 0:03:40  
20 Japan National Team 0:09:47  
21 Malaysia National Team 0:15:11  

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