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Tour of Taihu 2011

Date range:
November 1- 5, 2011

November 01, Stage 1: Wuxi 130km

Shpilevski gets off to solid start in Taihu

By:
Cycling News
Published:
November 01, 2011, 6:10 GMT,
Updated:
November 01, 2011, 20:54 GMT

Fast man becomes early leader

The classification leaders after stage 1.

The classification leaders after stage 1.

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Boris Shpilevski (Tabriz Petrochemical) has won stage 1 of the Tour of Taihu in Wuxi. In a bunch gallop, the Russian preceded Australia’s Aaron Kemps (V-Australia) and Germany’s Sebastian Körber (Nutrixxion).

“It was a difficult sprint for me to do”, Shpilevski explained at the end of the stage. “I couldn’t train properly because of the cold in Moscow. Mountain-biking gave me a little bit of power but I need some days to get better. In these conditions, I’m really happy to win.”

“It was a pretty chaotic sprint”, runner up Kemps echoed. “Tabriz did a good job but no team really could control. Both Boris and I had to go early, with 200 metres to go, against the wind. It was just a drag race. As we might have more sprints here, I hope for a change of positions with Boris tomorrow. It was a very quick stage 1.”

Riders covered the first hour at 50km/h.

“The roads here are very fast and everyone was keen to have a bunch sprint”, noted Kemps’ V-Australia teammate Cameron Peterson who was one of a number of riders in the day’s main break.

Along with Peterson, former Lampre rider Milan Kadlec (Dukla Praha), Tour of China winner Muradjan Khalmuratov (Giant-Kenda) and Wong Kam Po (Hong Kong) formed a formidable escape.

Their maximum lead was 32 seconds and they were eventually caught with around 30km to go.

Third place Kröber was happy with his effort, particularly considering he's used to being the team's lead-out man.

“I became the sprinter of the team since Steffen Radochla couldn’t come and this is naturally a good result for me”, the German from Nutrixxion said.

Shpilevski scored his seventh UCI win of the season, all in Asia, including stage 9 of Le Tour de Langkawi and four stages of the Tour of China. The points he accumulated on the Asia Tour earned him a contract with Ag2r-La Mondiale for next year.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Tabriz Petrochemical Team 2:41:47  
2 Aaron Kemps (Aus) V Australia    
3 Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
4 Alois Kankovsky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha    
5 Xitao Ji (Chn) People's Republic of China    
6 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
7 Cheng Xue (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
8 Thomas Hasibeder (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
9 Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System    
10 Lars Pria (Rom) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
11 Milan Kadlec (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha    
12 Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Champion System    
13 Gorbachev Gorbachev Gleb (Uzb) Uzbekistan    
14 Wenlong Zhang (Chn) People's Republic of China    
15 Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
16 Chi Ho Yuen (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
17 Xiaoyong Dong (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
18 Yusuf Abrekov (Uzb) Uzbekistan    
19 David Charles Brown (RSA) TT Raiko Argon 18    
20 Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Team    
21 Yat Wai Chan (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
22 Song Wu (Chn)    
23 Douglas Repacholi (Aus) China Jilun Cycling Team    
24 Hossein Alizadeh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team    
25 Haijun Ma (Chn) People's Republic of China    
26 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
27 Guangyuan Qiu (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team    
28 Yuri Metlushenko (Ukr) Ukraine    
29 Man Chau Wai (HKg) Champion System    
30 Wei Li (Chn) Max Success Sports    
31 Chen Yuanjun (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
32 Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
33 Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
34 Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Ukraine    
35 Jan Van Puyvelde (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
36 Kin San Wu (HKg) Champion System    
37 Guibao Zhao (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team    
38 Marten Klöpping (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
39 Konstantin Volik (Uzb) Uzbekistan    
40 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant Kenda Cycling Team    
41 Artem Tesler (Ukr) Ukraine    
42 En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports    
43 Cameron Peterson (Aus) V Australia    
44 Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) Giant Kenda Cycling Team    
45 Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team    
46 Xuxiang Han (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team    
47 Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
48 David Mccann (Irl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team    
49 Yilin Liu (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team    
50 Shengjun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
51 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
52 Arne Hassink (Ned) TT Raiko Argon 18    
53 Johnnie Walker (Aus) V Australia    
54 Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
55 Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
56 Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Ukraine    
57 Muradjan Halmuratov (Uzb) Giant Kenda Cycling Team    
58 Fu Xing (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team    
59 Christian Pavitschitz (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
60 Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Ukraine    
61 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team    
62 Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team    
63 Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
64 Guanqun Cao (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team    
65 Xuanfu Wu (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
66 Biao Liu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
67 Heng Liu (Chn) China Jilun Cycling Team    
68 Jan Kadúch (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha    
69 Jie Ding (Chn)    
70 Xiaogang Li (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
71 Sam Davis (Aus)    
72 Bradeley Hall (Aus)    
73 Yong Sheng Yan (Chn) Max Success Sports    
74 Nikita Abramov (Uzb) Uzbekistan    
75 Mathias Belka (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
76 Jiakeng Yan (Chn)    
77 Vojtech Hacecky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha    
78 Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
79 Alexander Schrangl (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
80 Ting Deng (Chn) Max Success Sports    
81 Yannick Bok (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
82 Zhi An Chen (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
83 Marek Mixa (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha    
84 Jiri Bares (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha    
85 Zhen Wang (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
86 Meiyin Wang (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team    
87 William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
88 Dmitriy Lozovoy (Uzb) Uzbekistan    
89 Christopher Williams (Aus) Champion System    
90 Yuanxin Zhang (Chn) China Jilun Cycling Team 0:01:25  
91 Xiaohang Wang (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team    
92 Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Kenda Cycling Team    
93 Jiong Wang (Chn) Max Success Sports    
94 Alexander Dürager (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
95 Chao Li (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team 0:08:42  
DNQ Peilun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
DNQ Gesu Tian (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
DNQ Guowei Wang (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
DSQ Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
DSQ Cameron Bayly (Aus) V Australia    
DSQ Yiming Zhao (Chn) People's Republic of China    
DSQ Kun Jiang (Chn) People's Republic of China    
DSQ Ruisong Zhang (Chn) People's Republic of China    
DNF Deon Locke (Aus) Champion System    
DNF Junheng Xu (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team    
DNF Liangyou Qi (Chn) China Jilun Cycling Team    
DNF Hin Yao (Chn)    
DNS Florian Bissinger (Ger) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
DNS Dene Rogers (NZl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team    
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Tabriz Petrochemical Team 2:41:37  
2 Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse 0:00:03  
3 Aaron Kemps (Aus) V Australia 0:00:04  
4 Milan Kadlec (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha 0:00:07  
5 Meiyin Wang (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team    
6 Alois Kankovsky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha 0:00:08  
7 Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
8 Vojtech Hacecky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha    
9 Yuri Metlushenko (Ukr) Ukraine 0:00:09  
10 En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports    
11 Muradjan Halmuratov (Uzb) Giant Kenda Cycling Team    
12 Xitao Ji (Chn) People's Republic of China 0:00:10  
13 Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
14 Cheng Xue (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
15 Thomas Hasibeder (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
16 Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System    
17 Lars Pria (Rom) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
18 Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Champion System    
19 Gorbachev Gorbachev Gleb (Uzb) Uzbekistan    
20 Wenlong Zhang (Chn) People's Republic of China    
21 Chi Ho Yuen (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
22 Xiaoyong Dong (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
23 Yusuf Abrekov (Uzb) Uzbekistan    
24 David Charles Brown (RSA) TT Raiko Argon 18    
25 Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Team    
26 Yat Wai Chan (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
27 Song Wu (Chn)    
28 Douglas Repacholi (Aus) China Jilun Cycling Team    
29 Hossein Alizadeh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team    
30 Haijun Ma (Chn) People's Republic of China    
31 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
32 Guangyuan Qiu (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team    
33 Man Chau Wai (HKg) Champion System    
34 Wei Li (Chn) Max Success Sports    
35 Chen Yuanjun (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
36 Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
37 Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
38 Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Ukraine    
39 Jan Van Puyvelde (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
40 Kin San Wu (HKg) Champion System    
41 Guibao Zhao (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team    
42 Marten Klöpping (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
43 Konstantin Volik (Uzb) Uzbekistan    
44 Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant Kenda Cycling Team    
45 Artem Tesler (Ukr) Ukraine    
46 Cameron Peterson (Aus) V Australia    
47 Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) Giant Kenda Cycling Team    
48 Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team    
49 Xuxiang Han (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team    
50 Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
51 David Mccann (Irl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team    
52 Yilin Liu (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team    
53 Shengjun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
54 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
55 Arne Hassink (Ned) TT Raiko Argon 18    
56 Johnnie Walker (Aus) V Australia    
57 Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
58 Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
59 Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Ukraine    
60 Fu Xing (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team    
61 Christian Pavitschitz (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
62 Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Ukraine    
63 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team    
64 Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team    
65 Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong, China    
66 Guanqun Cao (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team    
67 Xuanfu Wu (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
68 Biao Liu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team    
69 Heng Liu (Chn) China Jilun Cycling Team    
70 Jan Kadúch (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha    
71 Jie Ding (Chn)    
72 Xiaogang Li (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
73 Sam Davis (Aus)    
74 Bradeley Hall (Aus)    
75 Yong Sheng Yan (Chn) Max Success Sports    
76 Nikita Abramov (Uzb) Uzbekistan    
77 Mathias Belka (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
78 Jiakeng Yan (Chn)    
79 Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse    
80 Alexander Schrangl (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
81 Ting Deng (Chn) Max Success Sports    
82 Yannick Bok (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18    
83 Zhi An Chen (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
84 Marek Mixa (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha    
85 Jiri Bares (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha    
86 Zhen Wang (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team    
87 William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda    
88 Dmitriy Lozovoy (Uzb) Uzbekistan    
89 Christopher Williams (Aus) Champion System    
90 Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Kenda Cycling Team    
91 Xiaohang Wang (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team    
92 Jiong Wang (Chn) Max Success Sports    
93 Alexander Dürager (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer    
94 Yuanxin Zhang (Chn) China Jilun Cycling Team 0:01:35  
95 Chao Li (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team 0:08:52