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Tour of Qinghai Lake 2010

Date range:
July 16-25, 2010

July 19, Stage 3: Xunhua - Xining 173km

Mizbani shining in Xining

By:
Shane Goss
Published:
July 19, 2010, 11:41 BST,
Updated:
July 19, 2010, 15:42 BST

Iranian strongman takes stage win

Ghader Mizbani (Tabriz) is now the new Asian classification rider.

Ghader Mizbani (Tabriz) is now the new Asian classification rider.

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Ghader Mizbani (Tabriz Petrochemical) gave further demonstration of his strength at this year’s Tour of Qinghai Lake today, and was rewarded for his efforts with victory in Xining. The Iranian defeated Rasoul Barati (Giant Asia racing Team) and Alexander Filippov (Russian National Team) to claim stage three.

Mizbani (35) combined with Barati to bridge a gap to breakaway rider Filippov on the descent of the hors categorie climb at Mt. Quingsha. From there the trio worked feverishly to maintain their break on the chasing peloton which included tour leader Radoslav Rogina (Loborika).

The Iranian strongman attacked his counterparts on the run into Xining with the peloton closing in on them. “I attacked them in the last ten kilometres”, he said. “It was very difficult from the start, I had to work”. On stage one Mizbani incurred a twenty second penalty for being drafted by his team-car back to the peloton. The following day he attacked on the climb but punctured on the descent, denting his chances for a stage win. “I am happy with a stage win and also the KOM (jersey)” he added.

Rogina (31) remains in yellow after finishing ninth, 27 seconds behind the winner. “I hoped to hold onto the yellow jersey today”, said Rogina. “My team worked very hard for me and in the end that left just four of us”. When Mizbani and Barati joined Filippov in the lead with seventy kilometres to the finish there could well have been cause for concern for the big Croatian.

Mizbani was 1:26 behind Rogina heading into the stage and with forty kilometres to the finish the time gap had gone out to 3:03. “Just the one rider (Mizbani) was a threat, but in the end we came just at the right time”, Radoslav said after the stage.

The stage was the longest of the race and began in Xunhua beneath blue skies in perfect conditions. The field climbed through the Lamuxia Gorge at the fifty kilometre mark, a six kilometre stretch of winding road with breathtaking scenery. It was here where Fillipov first attacked and if there was a jersey awarded for most aggressive rider each day it surely would have been his today. He initiated both attacks on the two categorised climbs and although not winning the stage he could be well satisfied with his ride. “I am very happy to have been first over the mountains and to be on the podium,” he said afterwards.

He led a group of 21 riders which included all of the tour’s main protagonists over the first climb and attacked again near the 90 kilometre mark on the approach to Mt.Quingsha. It was here where Mizbani and Barati made their move to bridge across to Filippov. Racing alongside blankets of canola fields the two Iranians worked their way towards the Russian and eventually reeled him in on the descent.

Behind was the yellow jersey group of 21 riders with Radoslav Rogina's Loborika team setting the pace. At twenty kilometres to the finish the gap was still a little over two minutes and locals in Xining were getting anxious for a bunch sprint.

But it wasn’t to be and the strength of Mizbani shone through. He has improved his position on the GC to fifth, 48 seconds behind Rogina and perfectly poised.

Rogina holds a 34 second lead over Gregor Gazvoda (Arbo KTM-Gebruder Weiss) with a further ten seconds back to American Kiel Reijnen (Jelly Belly).

Mizbani is the new leader of the King of the Mountains competition despite the efforts of Filippov today, while Rogina holds a one point lead over Gazvoda in the Sprint Points competition.

The tour continues tomorrow with a 117 kilometre trek from Xining to Qinghai Lake.

Full Results
1 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team 4:13:32  
2 Rasoul Barati (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team 0:00:11  
3 Alexander Filippov (Rus) Russia    
4 Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:27  
5 Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
6 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
7 Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad    
8 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda    
9 Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Loborika    
10 Hossein Alizadeh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team    
11 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri    
12 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Ukraine    
13 David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team    
14 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
15 Danil Komkov (Rus) Russia    
16 Hossein Jahanbanian Kamnabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team    
17 Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team    
18 Vladimir Likhachev (Rus) Russia    
19 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
20 Shengjun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
21 Evgeny Reshetko (Rus) Russia    
22 Vladislav Borisov (Rus) Amore & Vita - Conad    
23 Pengda Jiao (Chn) China    
24 Rahim Emami (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team    
25 Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong    
26 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Arbö Ktm - Gebrüder Weiss    
27 Han Feng (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
28 Peilun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
29 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad    
30 Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team    
31 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Slovenia    
32 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano    
33 Tomislav Danculovic (Cro) Loborika    
34 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano    
35 Yevgeniy Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:00:32  
36 Jure Golcer (Slo) Slovenia 0:00:39  
37 Dmitry Puzanov (Rus) Russia    
38 Hrvoje Miholjevic (Cro) Loborika 0:00:45  
39 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Loborika    
40 Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore & Vita - Conad 0:02:21  
41 Haijun Ma (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team 0:04:06  
42 Jelle Posthuma (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels 0:17:10  
43 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
44 Wu Chen (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team 0:17:13  
45 Sergey Kuzmin (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:19:17  
46 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda    
47 Peng Liu (Chn) China 0:19:19  
48 Pim De Beer (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
49 Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
50 Yoriy Leontenko (Ukr) Ukraine    
51 Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad    
52 Kun Jiang (Chn) China    
53 Prajak Mahawong (Tha) Giant Asia Racing Team    
54 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1    
55 Esad Hasanovic (Srb) Partizan Srbija    
56 Andriy Vasylyuk (Ukr) Ukraine    
57 Kasper Linde Jorgensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning    
58 Niki Ostergaard (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning    
59 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
60 Salvatore Mancuso (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:19:22  
61 Zsolt Der (Srb) Partizan Srbija    
62 Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
63 Matej Stare (Slo) Slovenia    
64 Eric Drower (NZl) Subway - Avanti    
65 Mykhaylo Kononenko (Ukr) Ukraine    
66 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
67 Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Asia Racing Team    
68 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning    
69 Stefan Van Winden (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
70 William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1    
71 Alexander Arekeev (Rus) Russia    
72 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team    
73 Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
74 Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong    
75 Anthony Colby (USA) Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda    
76 Ivan Stevic (Srb) Partizan Srbija    
77 Nikola Kozomara (Srb) Partizan Srbija    
78 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Slovenia    
79 King Lok Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong    
80 Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong    
81 Jakub Kratochvila (Cze) Arbö Ktm - Gebrüder Weiss    
82 Andrej Omulec (Slo) Slovenia    
83 Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team    
84 Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Loborika    
85 Darko Blaževic (Cro) Loborika    
86 Massimo Demarin (Cro) Loborika    
87 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Subway - Avanti    
88 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda    
89 Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Mex) Amore & Vita - Conad    
90 Jure Zrimsek (Slo) Slovenia    
91 Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1    
92 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 1    
93 Volodymyr Gomenuk (Ukr) Ukraine 0:29:57  
94 Thomas Hasibeder (Aut) Arbö Ktm - Gebrüder Weiss    
95 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
96 Xiaoyong Dong (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
97 Ting Dang (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
98 Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Hong Kong    
99 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
100 Dmytriy Krivtsov (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
101 Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Type 1    
102 Bo Liu (Chn) China    
103 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri    
104 Ian Smallman (NZl) Subway - Avanti    
105 King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong    
106 Jonathan Lovelock (Aus) Marco Polo Cycling Team    
107 Oleksandr Prevar (Ukr) Ukraine    
108 Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team    
109 Jin Long (Chn) Skil - Shimano    
110 Samuel Horgan (NZl) Subway - Avanti    
111 Gang Xu (Chn) China    
112 Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 1    
113 Shijie Yu (Chn) China    
114 Jacob Nielsen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning    
115 Yue Tu (Chn) China    
116 Bradley Hall (Aus) Marco Polo Cycling Team    
117 Anatoliy Sosnitskyy (Ukr) Ukraine    
118 Sierk Jan De Haan (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
119 Boris Shpilevskiy (Rus) Russia    
120 James Williamson (NZl) Subway - Avanti    
121 Khalid Boulida (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team    
122 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan    
123 Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad    
124 Stefan Poll (Aut) Arbö Ktm - Gebrüder Weiss    
125 Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong    
DNF Mathias Gade Jacobsen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning    
DNF Marc Goos (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
DSQ Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
DSQ Biao Liu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
Teams
1 Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team 12:41:30  
2 Russia 0:00:11  
3 Giant Asia Racing Team    
4 Amore & Vita - Conad 0:00:27  
5 Skil - Shimano    
6 Kazakhstan 0:00:32  
7 Slovenia 0:00:39  
8 Loborika 0:00:45  
9 Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team 0:04:06  
10 ISD - Neri 0:19:22  
11 Ukraine 0:38:11  
12 China    
13 Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda 0:38:12  
14 Hong Kong 0:38:17  
15 Arbö Ktm - Gebrüder Weiss 0:48:52  
16 Cyclingteam Jo Piels 0:54:57  
17 Team Type 1 0:57:06  
18 Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning    
19 Partizan Srbija 0:57:09  
20 Subway - Avanti 1:07:47  
21 Marco Polo Cycling Team 1:28:57  
General classification after stage 3
1 Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Loborika 10:21:51  
2 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Arbö Ktm - Gebrüder Weiss 0:00:34  
3 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda 0:00:44  
4 David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team 0:00:45  
5 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team 0:00:48  
6 Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team 0:00:50  
7 Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Slovenia    
8 Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team 0:00:57  
9 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:01:03  
10 Hossein Alizadeh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team 0:01:09  
11 Rahim Emami (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team    
12 Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Slovenia 0:01:10  
13 Tomislav Danculovic (Cro) Loborika    
14 Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad 0:02:36  
15 Vladimir Likhachev (Rus) Russia 0:03:38  
16 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri 0:03:42  
17 Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:04:01  
18 Alexander Filippov (Rus) Russia 0:05:11  
19 Jure Golcer (Slo) Slovenia 0:05:56  
20 Shengjun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team 0:06:18  
21 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Ukraine 0:06:42  
22 Vladislav Borisov (Rus) Amore & Vita - Conad    
23 Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Skil - Shimano 0:06:58  
24 Dmitry Puzanov (Rus) Russia 0:07:40  
25 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:08:04  
26 Rasoul Barati (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team 0:08:11  
27 Pengda Jiao (Chn) China 0:08:21  
28 Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong    
29 Volodymyr Bileka (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad 0:08:35  
30 Jaroslaw Dabrowski (Pol) Amore & Vita - Conad 0:09:34  
31 Han Feng (Chn) Skil - Shimano 0:10:25  
32 Hrvoje Miholjevic (Cro) Loborika 0:11:25  
33 Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:13:08  
34 Evgeny Reshetko (Rus) Russia 0:18:21  
35 Danil Komkov (Rus) Russia 0:18:39  
36 Hossein Jahanbanian Kamnabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team 0:19:19  
37 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Loborika 0:19:37  
38 Haijun Ma (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team 0:19:56  
39 Yevgeniy Sladkov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:20:24  
40 Peilun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team 0:23:06  
41 Kun Jiang (Chn) China 0:24:30  
42 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri 0:25:34  
43 Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Asia Racing Team 0:26:15  
44 William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1    
45 Matej Stare (Slo) Slovenia 0:27:00  
46 Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong 0:27:21  
47 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri 0:27:26  
48 Zsolt Der (Srb) Partizan Srbija 0:27:28  
49 Anthony Colby (USA) Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda 0:27:30  
50 Ivan Stevic (Srb) Partizan Srbija    
51 Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:27:46  
52 Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels 0:29:07  
53 Pim De Beer (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels 0:29:14  
54 Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Loborika 0:29:20  
55 Bernardo Colex Tepoz (Mex) Amore & Vita - Conad    
56 Darko Blaževic (Cro) Loborika 0:32:43  
57 Salvatore Mancuso (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:32:44  
58 Ki Ho Choi (HKg) Hong Kong 0:33:25  
59 Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Slovenia 0:33:34  
60 Sergey Kuzmin (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:34:42  
61 Scott Stewart (USA) Team Type 1 0:35:12  
62 Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team 0:36:24  
63 Jakub Kratochvila (Cze) Arbö Ktm - Gebrüder Weiss 0:36:33  
64 Esad Hasanovic (Srb) Partizan Srbija 0:37:13  
65 Alexander Arekeev (Rus) Russia    
66 Eric Drower (NZl) Subway - Avanti 0:37:16  
67 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 0:38:02  
68 Davide Frattini (Ita) Team Type 1 0:38:05  
69 Peng Liu (Chn) China 0:38:11  
70 King Lok Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong    
71 Jure Zrimsek (Slo) Slovenia 0:38:12  
72 Cheng Ji (Chn) Skil - Shimano 0:38:14  
73 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Team Type 1    
74 Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team 0:38:17  
75 Mykhaylo Kononenko (Ukr) Ukraine 0:39:14  
76 Kam Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong    
77 Massimo Demarin (Cro) Loborika    
78 Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:39:49  
79 Wu Chen (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team 0:40:11  
80 Jelle Posthuma (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels 0:42:17  
81 Sean Mazich (USA) Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda 0:43:37  
82 Andriy Vasylyuk (Ukr) Ukraine 0:43:39  
83 Yoriy Leontenko (Ukr) Ukraine    
84 Prajak Mahawong (Tha) Giant Asia Racing Team    
85 Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
86 Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team 0:43:42  
87 Joseph Cooper (NZl) Subway - Avanti    
88 Andrej Omulec (Slo) Slovenia    
89 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda    
90 Dmytriy Krivtsov (Ukr) ISD - Neri 0:45:20  
91 Boris Shpilevskiy (Rus) Russia 0:45:59  
92 Sergiy Grechyn (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad 0:46:22  
93 Nikola Kozomara (Srb) Partizan Srbija 0:46:25  
94 Gang Xu (Chn) China 0:47:26  
95 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Kazakhstan 0:48:49  
96 Niki Ostergaard (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning 0:48:50  
97 Stefan Van Winden (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels 0:49:27  
98 Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong 0:49:49  
99 Shijie Yu (Chn) China 0:50:15  
100 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:51:32  
101 Yuriy Metlushenko (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad 0:51:58  
102 Kasper Linde Jorgensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning 0:51:59  
103 Yue Tu (Chn) China 0:52:06  
104 Xiaoyong Dong (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team 0:54:17  
105 Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning 0:55:02  
106 Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels 0:55:04  
107 Stefan Poll (Aut) Arbö Ktm - Gebrüder Weiss 0:55:17  
108 Ting Dang (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team 0:56:31  
109 Volodymyr Gomenuk (Ukr) Ukraine 0:56:45  
110 King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong 0:57:44  
111 Ian Smallman (NZl) Subway - Avanti 0:57:45  
112 Sierk Jan De Haan (Ned) Cyclingteam Jo Piels    
113 Jonathan Lovelock (Aus) Marco Polo Cycling Team 0:59:28  
114 Bradley Hall (Aus) Marco Polo Cycling Team 1:00:09  
115 Khalid Boulida (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team 1:02:37  
116 Jin Long (Chn) Skil - Shimano 1:02:54  
117 Bo Liu (Chn) China 1:03:36  
118 Thomas Hasibeder (Aut) Arbö Ktm - Gebrüder Weiss 1:03:54  
119 Samuel Horgan (NZl) Subway - Avanti    
120 Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Type 1 1:05:37  
121 Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
122 Oleksandr Prevar (Ukr) Ukraine 1:07:58  
123 Anatoliy Sosnitskyy (Ukr) Ukraine    
124 Jacob Nielsen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning 1:08:46  
125 James Williamson (NZl) Subway - Avanti 1:21:06  
Teams classification
1 Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team 31:08:13  
2 Slovenia 0:00:36  
3 Giant Asia Racing Team 0:03:18  
4 Loborika 0:04:37  
5 Skil - Shimano 0:13:26  
6 Russia 0:13:44  
7 Amore & Vita - Conad 0:14:18  
8 Kazakhstan 0:20:41  
9 Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team 0:31:28  
10 ISD - Neri 0:34:06  
11 Hong Kong 0:55:52  
12 China 1:04:54  
13 Jelly Belly Presented By Kenda 1:09:17  
14 Team Type 1 1:18:06  
15 Ukraine 1:25:52  
16 Partizan Srbija 1:27:03  
17 Arbö Ktm - Gebrüder Weiss 1:29:57  
18 Cyclingteam Jo Piels 1:36:03  
19 Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning 2:13:23  
20 Subway - Avanti 2:16:03  
21 Marco Polo Cycling Team 2:59:34