Shpilevsky's wheel change costs Hainan overall victory, $22,000

Spaniard Ventoso awarded overall win after Russian receives time penalty

In a dramatic day of racing where Boris Shpilevsky (Russia) was assured victory in this year's Tour of Hainan, a monumental blunder occurred when he made a made a wheel change with another team's rider. The subsequent two-minute penalty allowed Francisco Ventoso (CarmioOro A-Style) to move from second on GC to first overall.

The sun and warmth was back for the final stage in Sanya, and a regimented, predictable day was expected during the 12 laps of the 6.6Km circuit. The pace was high for the most and the yellow jersey wearer Boris Shpilevsky (Russia) stayed around 10th wheel. The only break occurred when Blazej Janiaczyk (Mroz), David Pell (Savings and Loans) and Clemens Fankhauser (Elk Haus) rode clear on the 5th lap. They lasted until two laps remaining.

Sometime then Shpilevsky made the wheel change with the Nutrixxion Sparkasse team.

He went on to win the stage, but it was not the victory he had envisioned. With the time penalty he moved from first to 37th on GC, and missed out on the US$22,000 prize for winning overall individual general classification. Ventoso and his team mates were surprised but thrilled with taking the overall position.

Full Results
1Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Russia1:41:11 
2Grega Bole (Slo) Slovenia  
3Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Carmiooro - A-Style  
4Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Ukraine  
5Hayden Godfrey (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team  
6Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style  
7Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
8Wojciech Dybel (Pol) Mroz Continental Team  
9Serge Herz (Ger) LeTua Cycling Team  
10Steffen Radochla (Ger) ELK Haus  
11Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team  
12Jiri Nesveda (Cze) AC Sparta Praha  
13Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Ukraine  
14Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly  
15Joel Pearson (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team  
16Rostislav Krotky (Cze) AC Sparta Praha  
17Tang Wang Yip (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
18Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Mroz Continental Team  
19Tjarco A.C. Cuppens (Ned) Netherlands  
20Ji Xitao (Chn) People's Republic of China  
21Wang Mei Ying (Chn) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team  
22Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
23Peng Kuei Hsuang (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team  
24Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Ukraine  
25Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Mroz Continental Team  
26Matthias Brändle (Aut) ELK Haus  
27Diego Aljandro Tamayo Martinez (Col) Carmiooro - A-Style  
28Mateusz Mroz (Pol) Mroz Continental Team  
29Gong Hyo Suk (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
30Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
31Laurent Beuret (Swi) Carmiooro - A-Style  
32Jiao Pengda (Chn) People's Republic of China  
33Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) ELK Haus  
34Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Russia  
35Ma Haijun (Chn) People's Republic of China  
36Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
37Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style  
38Chiang Chun Te (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team  
39Nicholas Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly  
40Jai Crawford (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team  
41Gordon McCauley (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team  
42Marc De Maar (Ned) Netherlands  
43Wong Kam Po (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
44Aleksey Shchebelin (Rus) Russia  
45Patrick Schachtner (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
46Maint Berkenbosch (Ned) Netherlands  
47Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
48Joshua England (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team  
49Han Feng (Chn) People's Republic of China  
50David Pell (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team  
51Volodymyr Zagorodniy (Ukr) Ukraine  
52Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
53Blaz Furdi (Slo) Slovenia  
54James Williamson (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team  
55Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
56Artyom Golovachshenko (Kaz) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
57Piotr Osinski (Pol) Mroz Continental Team  
58Chan Chun Hing (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
59Rene Obst (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
60Volodymyr Duma (Ukr) Ukraine  
61Jean Mitja Schlüter (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
62Sebastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro - A-Style  
63Sergiy Grechin (Ukr) Ukraine  
64William Dickeson (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team  
65James Spragg (GBr) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team  
66Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
67Eric Drower (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team  
68Mateusz Taciak (Pol) Mroz Continental Team  
69Jang Gyung Gu (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
70Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
71Roman Krasil'nikov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
72Harald Starzengruber (Aut) ELK Haus  
73Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Carmiooro - A-Style  
74Yuen Chi Ho (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
75Chang Wei Kei (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team  
76Yong Li Ng (Mas) LeTua Cycling Team  
77Ji Jianhua (Chn) People's Republic of China  
78Huang Yen Lin (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team  
79Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
80Mariusz Witecki (Pol) Mroz Continental Team  
81Stephen Cunningham (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team  
82Markus Eibegger (Aut) ELK Haus  
83Samuel Horgan (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team  
84Joseph Cooper (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team  
85Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
86Hans Bloks (Ned) Netherlands  
87Ondrej Pavek (Cze) AC Sparta Praha  
88Peter Van Agtmaal (Ned) Netherlands  
89Georg Lauscha (Aut) ELK Haus  
90Xu Gang (Chn) People's Republic of China  
91Kirill Kazantsev (Kaz) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
92Matej Stare (Slo) Slovenia  
93Cheung King Wai (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
94Suh Seok Kyu (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:00:13 
95Kim Gu Hyeon (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
96Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Slovenia  
97Nik Burjek (Slo) Slovenia  
98Sergey Kolesnikov (Rus) Russia0:00:16 
99Jure Zrimsek (Slo) Slovenia0:00:27 
100Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly0:00:29 
101Sea Keong Loho (Mas) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:45 
102Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:01:40 
103Cho Ho Sung (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:02:07 
104Fu Xing (Chn) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team0:06:07 
Sprint 1
1Grega Bole (Slo) Slovenia5pts
2Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style3 
3Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Carmiooro - A-Style1 
Sprint 2
1Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Russia5pts
2Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Carmiooro - A-Style3 
3Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Ukraine1 
Sprint 3
1Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Mroz Continental Team5pts
2David Pell (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team3 
3Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) ELK Haus1 
1Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Russia16pts
2Grega Bole (Slo) Slovenia14 
3Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Carmiooro - A-Style13 
4Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Ukraine12 
5Hayden Godfrey (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team11 
6Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style10 
7Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice Team9 
8Wojciech Dybel (Pol) Mroz Continental Team8 
9Serge Herz (Ger) LeTua Cycling Team7 
10Steffen Radochla (Ger) ELK Haus6 
11Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team5 
12Jiri Nesveda (Cze) AC Sparta Praha4 
13Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Ukraine3 
14Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly2 
15Joel Pearson (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team1 
1Carmiooro - A Style5:03:33 
3Mroz Continental Team  
4ELK Haus  
5Russian Federation  
6People's Republic of China  
7Subway-Avanti Cycling Team  
8Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team  
9Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
10Savings & Loans Cycling Team  
12AC Sparta Praha  
13Hong Kong, China  
14Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
16Giant Asia Racing Team  
18Seoul Cycling0:00:13 
19Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:00:29 
Asian Teams
1People's Republic of China5:03:33 
2Hong Kong, China  
4Giant Asia Racing Team  
5Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
6Seoul Cycling0:00:13 
7Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:45 
Final general classification
1Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Carmiooro - A-Style32:53:22 
2Grega Bole (Slo) Slovenia0:00:17 
3Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Ukraine0:00:27 
4Gordon McCauley (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team0:00:39 
5Matthias Brändle (Aut) ELK Haus0:00:41 
6Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style0:00:44 
7Marc De Maar (Ned) Netherlands0:00:46 
8Ma Haijun (Chn) People's Republic of China0:00:47 
9Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Mroz Continental Team0:00:48 
10Volodymyr Zagorodniy (Ukr) Ukraine  
11Mateusz Taciak (Pol) Mroz Continental Team  
12Jean Mitja Schlüter (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:00:49 
13Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
14Blaz Furdi (Slo) Slovenia0:00:50 
15Wang Mei Ying (Chn) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team  
16Gong Hyo Suk (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
17David Pell (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team  
18Jai Crawford (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team0:00:51 
19Aleksey Shchebelin (Rus) Russia  
20Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:52 
21Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly  
22Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
23Peng Kuei Hsuang (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team  
24Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Ukraine  
25Wong Kam Po (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
26Jiao Pengda (Chn) People's Republic of China  
27Sergey Firsanov (Rus) Russia  
28Markus Eibegger (Aut) ELK Haus  
29Maint Berkenbosch (Ned) Netherlands  
30Piotr Osinski (Pol) Mroz Continental Team  
31Eric Drower (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team  
32Xu Gang (Chn) People's Republic of China  
33Ji Jianhua (Chn) People's Republic of China  
34Joseph Cooper (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team  
35Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:01:02 
36James Spragg (GBr) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team0:01:16 
37Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Russia0:01:40 
38Laurent Beuret (Swi) Carmiooro - A-Style0:07:53 
39Chan Chun Hing (HKg) Hong Kong, China0:14:46 
40Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:14:50 
41Suh Seok Kyu (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:15:01 
42Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly0:15:16 
43Sergiy Grechin (Ukr) Ukraine0:15:50 
44Fu Xing (Chn) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team0:20:40 
45Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Mroz Continental Team0:23:04 
46Peter Van Agtmaal (Ned) Netherlands0:24:45 
47Ji Xitao (Chn) People's Republic of China0:24:51 
48Diego Aljandro Tamayo Martinez (Col) Carmiooro - A-Style  
49Rostislav Krotky (Cze) AC Sparta Praha0:24:52 
50Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan  
51James Williamson (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team  
52Chang Wei Kei (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team  
53Jang Gyung Gu (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
54Sebastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro - A-Style  
55Yong Li Ng (Mas) LeTua Cycling Team  
56Mariusz Witecki (Pol) Mroz Continental Team0:25:17 
57Mateusz Mroz (Pol) Mroz Continental Team0:25:22 
58Samuel Horgan (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team0:25:25 
59Ondrej Pavek (Cze) AC Sparta Praha0:25:32 
60Nicholas Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly0:25:47 
61Harald Starzengruber (Aut) ELK Haus0:26:33 
62Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style0:27:03 
63Jure Zrimsek (Slo) Slovenia0:27:31 
64Sergey Kolesnikov (Rus) Russia0:29:56 
65Tang Wang Yip (HKg) Hong Kong, China0:35:12 
66Hans Bloks (Ned) Netherlands0:38:46 
67Huang Yen Lin (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team0:39:13 
68Cheung King Wai (HKg) Hong Kong, China0:39:15 
69Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:41:57 
70Kirill Kazantsev (Kaz) Polygon Sweet Nice Team0:43:20 
71Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:46:31 
72Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Ukraine0:46:50 
73Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) ELK Haus0:47:03 
74Volodymyr Duma (Ukr) Ukraine  
75Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:47:04 
76Artyom Golovachshenko (Kaz) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
77Cho Ho Sung (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:49:10 
78Steffen Radochla (Ger) ELK Haus0:59:08 
79Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice Team0:59:12 
80Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team  
81Matej Stare (Slo) Slovenia  
82Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
83William Dickeson (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team  
84Chiang Chun Te (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team1:00:01 
85Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Carmiooro - A-Style1:00:51 
86Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Slovenia1:02:29 
87Joel Pearson (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team1:03:07 
88Yuen Chi Ho (HKg) Hong Kong, China1:03:23 
89Han Feng (Chn) People's Republic of China1:03:31 
90Patrick Schachtner (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse1:06:18 
91Hayden Godfrey (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team1:10:44 
92Serge Herz (Ger) LeTua Cycling Team1:13:32 
93Georg Lauscha (Aut) ELK Haus1:13:35 
94Rene Obst (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse1:14:29 
95Kim Gu Hyeon (Kor) Seoul Cycling1:14:41 
96Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse1:15:35 
97Tjarco A.C. Cuppens (Ned) Netherlands1:17:44 
98Stephen Cunningham (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team1:20:37 
99Roman Krasil'nikov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice Team1:22:50 
100Sea Keong Loho (Mas) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team1:23:37 
101Wojciech Dybel (Pol) Mroz Continental Team1:30:16 
102Nik Burjek (Slo) Slovenia1:30:56 
103Joshua England (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team1:31:30 
104Jiri Nesveda (Cze) AC Sparta Praha1:34:26 
Points classification
1Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Russia142pts
2Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Carmiooro - A-Style136 
3Grega Bole (Slo) Slovenia108 
4Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Ukraine69 
5Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style64 
6Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Ukraine50 
7Joel Pearson (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team46 
8Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice Team42 
9Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team39 
10Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse32 
11Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) Mroz Continental Team31 
12Steffen Radochla (Ger) ELK Haus27 
13Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly25 
14Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan22 
15Harald Starzengruber (Aut) ELK Haus22 
16Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan20 
17Matthias Brändle (Aut) ELK Haus18 
18Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse18 
19Blaz Furdi (Slo) Slovenia17 
20David Pell (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team17 
21Marc De Maar (Ned) Netherlands16 
22Gordon McCauley (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team15 
23Ma Haijun (Chn) People's Republic of China14 
24Peter Van Agtmaal (Ned) Netherlands11 
25Tang Wang Yip (HKg) Hong Kong, China11 
26Hayden Godfrey (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team11 
27Serge Herz (Ger) LeTua Cycling Team11 
28Rostislav Krotky (Cze) AC Sparta Praha9 
29James Williamson (NZl) Subway-Avanti Cycling Team9 
30Matej Stare (Slo) Slovenia9 
31Wojciech Dybel (Pol) Mroz Continental Team8 
32Volodymyr Zagorodniy (Ukr) Ukraine6 
33Mateusz Taciak (Pol) Mroz Continental Team6 
34Wang Mei Ying (Chn) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team6 
35Mateusz Mroz (Pol) Mroz Continental Team6 
36Cho Ho Sung (Kor) Seoul Cycling6 
37Jean Mitja Schlüter (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse5 
38Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan5 
39Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly5 
40Ji Xitao (Chn) People's Republic of China5 
41Nicholas Reistad (USA) Jelly Belly5 
42Tjarco A.C. Cuppens (Ned) Netherlands5 
43Gong Hyo Suk (Kor) Seoul Cycling4 
44Peng Kuei Hsuang (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team4 
45Jiri Nesveda (Cze) AC Sparta Praha4 
46Suh Seok Kyu (Kor) Seoul Cycling3 
47Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Ukraine2 
48James Spragg (GBr) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team2 
49Clemens Fankhauser (Aut) ELK Haus2 
50Jai Crawford (Aus) Savings & Loans Cycling Team1 
51Aleksey Shchebelin (Rus) Russia1 
52Diego Aljandro Tamayo Martinez (Col) Carmiooro - A-Style1 
53Volodymyr Duma (Ukr) Ukraine1 
Teams classification
2Subway-Avanti Cycling Team0:00:09 
3Carmiooro - A Style0:00:16 
4Mroz Continental Team  
5Russian Federation  
6People's Republic of China  
7Savings & Loans Cycling Team  
8Hong Kong, China  
9Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
10Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team0:01:11 
12ELK Haus0:24:16 
15Seoul Cycling0:38:27 
16Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:38:43 
17Giant Asia Racing Team0:48:16 
18Polygon Sweet Nice Team1:34:28 
19AC Sparta Praha2:21:50 
Asian Riders Classification
1Ma Haijun (Chn) People's Republic of China32:54:09 
2Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:02 
3Wang Mei Ying (Chn) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:03 
4Gong Hyo Suk (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
5Ablay Shugaipov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:00:05 
6Peng Kuei Hsuang (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team  
7Wong Kam Po (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
8Jiao Pengda (Chn) People's Republic of China  
9Xu Gang (Chn) People's Republic of China  
10Ji Jianhua (Chn) People's Republic of China  
11Chan Chun Hing (HKg) Hong Kong, China0:13:59 
12Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:14:03 
13Suh Seok Kyu (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:14:14 
14Fu Xing (Chn) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team0:19:53 
15Ji Xitao (Chn) People's Republic of China0:24:04 
16Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:24:05 
17Chang Wei Kei (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team  
18Jang Gyung Gu (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
19Yong Li Ng (Mas) LeTua Cycling Team  
20Tang Wang Yip (HKg) Hong Kong, China0:34:25 
21Huang Yen Lin (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team0:38:26 
22Cheung King Wai (HKg) Hong Kong, China0:38:28 
23Kirill Kazantsev (Kaz) Polygon Sweet Nice Team0:42:33 
24Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:45:44 
25Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan0:46:17 
26Artyom Golovachshenko (Kaz) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
27Cho Ho Sung (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:48:23 
28Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team0:58:25 
29Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice Team  
30Chiang Chun Te (Tpe) Giant Asia Cycling Team0:59:14 
31Yuen Chi Ho (HKg) Hong Kong, China1:02:36 
32Han Feng (Chn) People's Republic of China1:02:44 
33Kim Gu Hyeon (Kor) Seoul Cycling1:13:54 
34Sea Keong Loho (Mas) Trek-Marco Polo Cycling Team1:22:50 
Asian Team Classification
1People's Republic of China98:42:42 
2Hong Kong, China  
4Seoul Cycling0:38:11 
5Giant Asia Racing Team0:48:00 
6Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team1:11:32 
7Polygon Sweet Nice Team1:48:35 
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