Shpilevski gets off to solid start in Taihu

Fast man becomes early leader

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) TeamResult
1Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Tabriz Petrochemical Team2:41:47 
2Aaron Kemps (Aus) V Australia  
3Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
4Alois Kankovsky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
5Xitao Ji (Chn) People's Republic of China  
6Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
7Cheng Xue (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
8Thomas Hasibeder (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer  
9Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System  
10Lars Pria (Rom) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer  
11Milan Kadlec (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
12Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Champion System  
13Gorbachev Gorbachev Gleb (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
14Wenlong Zhang (Chn) People's Republic of China  
15Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
16Chi Ho Yuen (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
17Xiaoyong Dong (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team  
18Yusuf Abrekov (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
19David Charles Brown (RSA) TT Raiko Argon 18  
20Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
21Yat Wai Chan (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
22Song Wu (Chn)  
23Douglas Repacholi (Aus) China Jilun Cycling Team  
24Hossein Alizadeh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
25Haijun Ma (Chn) People's Republic of China  
26Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
27Guangyuan Qiu (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team  
28Yuri Metlushenko (Ukr) Ukraine  
29Man Chau Wai (HKg) Champion System  
30Wei Li (Chn) Max Success Sports  
31Chen Yuanjun (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
32Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
33Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
34Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Ukraine  
35Jan Van Puyvelde (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
36Kin San Wu (HKg) Champion System  
37Guibao Zhao (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
38Marten Klöpping (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
39Konstantin Volik (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
40Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
41Artem Tesler (Ukr) Ukraine  
42En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports  
43Cameron Peterson (Aus) V Australia  
44Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
45Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
46Xuxiang Han (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
47Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
48David Mccann (Irl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
49Yilin Liu (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
50Shengjun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team  
51Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
52Arne Hassink (Ned) TT Raiko Argon 18  
53Johnnie Walker (Aus) V Australia  
54Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
55Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
56Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Ukraine  
57Muradjan Halmuratov (Uzb) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
58Fu Xing (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
59Christian Pavitschitz (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer  
60Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Ukraine  
61Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
62Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
63Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
64Guanqun Cao (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team  
65Xuanfu Wu (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
66Biao Liu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team  
67Heng Liu (Chn) China Jilun Cycling Team  
68Jan Kadúch (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
69Jie Ding (Chn)  
70Xiaogang Li (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
71Sam Davis (Aus)  
72Bradeley Hall (Aus)  
73Yong Sheng Yan (Chn) Max Success Sports  
74Nikita Abramov (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
75Mathias Belka (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
76Jiakeng Yan (Chn)  
77Vojtech Hacecky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
78Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
79Alexander Schrangl (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer  
80Ting Deng (Chn) Max Success Sports  
81Yannick Bok (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
82Zhi An Chen (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
83Marek Mixa (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
84Jiri Bares (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
85Zhen Wang (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
86Meiyin Wang (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
87William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
88Dmitriy Lozovoy (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
89Christopher Williams (Aus) Champion System  
90Yuanxin Zhang (Chn) China Jilun Cycling Team0:01:25 
91Xiaohang Wang (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team  
92Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
93Jiong Wang (Chn) Max Success Sports  
94Alexander Dürager (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer  
95Chao Li (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team0:08:42 
DNQPeilun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team  
DNQGesu Tian (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team  
DNQGuowei Wang (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team  
DSQAlastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
DSQCameron Bayly (Aus) V Australia  
DSQYiming Zhao (Chn) People's Republic of China  
DSQKun Jiang (Chn) People's Republic of China  
DSQRuisong Zhang (Chn) People's Republic of China  
DNFDeon Locke (Aus) Champion System  
DNFJunheng Xu (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team  
DNFLiangyou Qi (Chn) China Jilun Cycling Team  
DNFHin Yao (Chn)  
DNSFlorian Bissinger (Ger) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer  
DNSDene Rogers (NZl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Tabriz Petrochemical Team2:41:37 
2Sebastian Körber (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:00:03 
3Aaron Kemps (Aus) V Australia0:00:04 
4Milan Kadlec (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha0:00:07 
5Meiyin Wang (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
6Alois Kankovsky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha0:00:08 
7Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
8Vojtech Hacecky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
9Yuri Metlushenko (Ukr) Ukraine0:00:09 
10En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports  
11Muradjan Halmuratov (Uzb) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
12Xitao Ji (Chn) People's Republic of China0:00:10 
13Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
14Cheng Xue (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
15Thomas Hasibeder (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer  
16Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System  
17Lars Pria (Rom) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer  
18Holger Burkhardt (Ger) Champion System  
19Gorbachev Gorbachev Gleb (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
20Wenlong Zhang (Chn) People's Republic of China  
21Chi Ho Yuen (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
22Xiaoyong Dong (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team  
23Yusuf Abrekov (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
24David Charles Brown (RSA) TT Raiko Argon 18  
25Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
26Yat Wai Chan (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
27Song Wu (Chn)  
28Douglas Repacholi (Aus) China Jilun Cycling Team  
29Hossein Alizadeh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
30Haijun Ma (Chn) People's Republic of China  
31Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
32Guangyuan Qiu (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team  
33Man Chau Wai (HKg) Champion System  
34Wei Li (Chn) Max Success Sports  
35Chen Yuanjun (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
36Ken Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
37Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
38Volodymyr Starchyk (Ukr) Ukraine  
39Jan Van Puyvelde (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
40Kin San Wu (HKg) Champion System  
41Guibao Zhao (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
42Marten Klöpping (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
43Konstantin Volik (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
44Kuei Hsiang Peng (Tpe) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
45Artem Tesler (Ukr) Ukraine  
46Cameron Peterson (Aus) V Australia  
47Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
48Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
49Xuxiang Han (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
50Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
51David Mccann (Irl) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
52Yilin Liu (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
53Shengjun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team  
54Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
55Arne Hassink (Ned) TT Raiko Argon 18  
56Johnnie Walker (Aus) V Australia  
57Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
58Chun Hing Chan (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
59Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Ukraine  
60Fu Xing (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team  
61Christian Pavitschitz (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer  
62Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Ukraine  
63Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
64Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team  
65Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong, China  
66Guanqun Cao (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team  
67Xuanfu Wu (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
68Biao Liu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team  
69Heng Liu (Chn) China Jilun Cycling Team  
70Jan Kadúch (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
71Jie Ding (Chn)  
72Xiaogang Li (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
73Sam Davis (Aus)  
74Bradeley Hall (Aus)  
75Yong Sheng Yan (Chn) Max Success Sports  
76Nikita Abramov (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
77Mathias Belka (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
78Jiakeng Yan (Chn)  
79Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Sparkasse  
80Alexander Schrangl (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer  
81Ting Deng (Chn) Max Success Sports  
82Yannick Bok (Ger) TT Raiko Argon 18  
83Zhi An Chen (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
84Marek Mixa (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
85Jiri Bares (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha  
86Zhen Wang (Chn) China 361° Cycling Team  
87William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
88Dmitriy Lozovoy (Uzb) Uzbekistan  
89Christopher Williams (Aus) Champion System  
90Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Kenda Cycling Team  
91Xiaohang Wang (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team  
92Jiong Wang (Chn) Max Success Sports  
93Alexander Dürager (Aut) ARBÖ Gebrüder Weiss - Oberndorfer  
94Yuanxin Zhang (Chn) China Jilun Cycling Team0:01:35 
95Chao Li (Chn) Holy Brother Cycling Team0:08:52 
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