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Palmer takes Okinawa opener

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Anuar Manan (Terengganu) finished 34th.

Anuar Manan (Terengganu) finished 34th.
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The VIPs were wearing Kasiyuri, the traditional clothes of Okinawa.

The VIPs were wearing Kasiyuri, the traditional clothes of Okinawa.
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Shinichi Fukushima speaks on behalf of all riders to play fair.

Shinichi Fukushima speaks on behalf of all riders to play fair.
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Anuar Manan(Terengganu).

Anuar Manan(Terengganu).
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Adam Phelan (Drapac) with the race's famous MC.

Adam Phelan (Drapac) with the race's famous MC.
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Local children headed to the race to support riders.

Local children headed to the race to support riders.
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Palmer slips into the leader's yellow jersey.

Palmer slips into the leader's yellow jersey.
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Stage one winner Thomas Palmer (Drapac) on the podium.

Stage one winner Thomas Palmer (Drapac) on the podium.
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Thomas Palmer (Drapac) en route to victory.

Thomas Palmer (Drapac) en route to victory.
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Mechanics get busy working on bikes for the opening stage.

Mechanics get busy working on bikes for the opening stage.
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A smiling Thomas Palmer after the stage.

A smiling Thomas Palmer after the stage.
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The defending champion, Shinichi Fukushima (Terengganu), finished ninth.

The defending champion, Shinichi Fukushima (Terengganu), finished ninth.
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Mori Kazuhiro (Aisan racing) finished third and was the best placed Asian rider.

Mori Kazuhiro (Aisan racing) finished third and was the best placed Asian rider.
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Junya Sano (D'Angero & Antenucci-Nippo) finished fifth.

Junya Sano (D'Angero & Antenucci-Nippo) finished fifth.
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The local kids seem to enjoy the racing.

The local kids seem to enjoy the racing.
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The commissaires were out in full force.

The commissaires were out in full force.
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A Korean rider waits for his start.

A Korean rider waits for his start.
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The individual time trial was held in the centre of Nago city.

The individual time trial was held in the centre of Nago city.
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The fence was modelled on the "si-sa", Okinawa's guardian deity.

The fence was modelled on the "si-sa", Okinawa's guardian deity.
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Wong Kan Po (Hong Kong China) finished 45th.

Wong Kan Po (Hong Kong China) finished 45th.
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Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac0:02:08
2Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac0:00:03
3Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:04
4Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:06
5Junya Sano (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo0:00:06
6Indulis Bekmanis (Lat) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:00:06
7Kazuki Aoyanagi (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:07
8Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:00:07
9Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team
10Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:07
11Yu Jeong Hyeon (Kor) Korea0:00:07
12Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac
13Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Matrix Powertag0:00:08
14Bartusevics Rihards (Lat) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:00:08
15Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Nihon University0:00:08
16Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
17Kohei Uchima (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo
18Wei Cheng Lee (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:00:08
19Koji Nagase (Jpn) Kanoya University0:00:08
20Ki Suk Lee (Kor) Korea
21Yoshiyuki Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:08
22Jumpei Murakami (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:09
23Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
24Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac0:00:09
25Keita Iwashima (Jpn) Nalsima
26Shih Hsin Hsiao (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:00:09
27Hideto Nakane (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo0:00:11
28Jeong Chan Jong (Kor) Korea0:00:11
29Masaki Amemiya (Jpn) Nihon University0:00:11
30Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) Kanoya University0:00:11
31Manabu Ishibashi (Jpn) Kanoya University0:00:11
32Hirose Yoshimasa (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
33Naoki Mukaigawa (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
34Anuar Manan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:00:12
35Yoshimitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:12
36Masaru Fukuhara (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
37Kaoru Obata (Jpn) Nalsima
38Hyoung Kim Do (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team0:00:12
39Kota Sumiyoshi (Jpn) Nihon University
40Takahiro Yamashita (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:00:12
41Vincenzo Garofalo (Ita) Matrix Powertag0:00:12
42Nozomu Kimori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:12
43Kenichi Sakakibara (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo0:00:12
44Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:13
45Wong Kam Po (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:13
46Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:13
47Wong Chung Yan (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:13
48Makoto Nakamura (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:13
49Yusrizal Usoff (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
50Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:13
51Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:13
52Ryohei Komori (Jpn) d'Angelo & Antenucci - Nippo0:00:14
53Jin Okubo (Jpn) Pearl Izumi
54Kunihiko Kaji (Jpn) Nalsima0:00:14
55Nur Amirul Fakhruddin Marzuki (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:00:14
56Tanzo Tokuda (Jpn) Kanoya University
57Yoshihiro Itabashi (Jpn) Nihon University0:00:15
58Son Jae Woo (Kor) Korea0:00:15
59Yeung Ying Hon (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:15
60Chun Liang Pan (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:00:15
61Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) Kanoya University0:00:15
62Chia Chun Chen (Tpe) Action Cycling Team0:00:15
63Chan Chun Hing (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:15
64Ho Burr (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:15
65Ryosuke Uemura (Jpn) Pearl Izumi0:00:15
66Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:16
67Lee Ha Gyun (Kor) Korea0:00:16
68Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) Chinese Taipei0:00:16
69Atsuhito Wakasugi (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:16
70Ryousuke Takatsuka (Jpn) Pearl Izumi0:00:16
71Wei Chieh Liu (Tpe) Chinese Taipei0:00:16
72Masafumi Yamane (Jpn) Bellmare0:00:16
73Yin Chih Wang (Tpe) Chinese Taipei0:00:16
74Ssu Ju Peng (Tpe) Chinese Taipei0:00:17
75Hiroki Osaka (Jpn) Nihon University0:00:17
76Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:17
77Masaru Nakazato (Jpn) Bellmare
78Wen Chung Huang (Tpe) Chinese Taipei0:00:18
79Kazuyuki Manabe (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:00:19
80Masaki Hirabayashi (Jpn) Bellmare0:00:19
81Taichi Togao (Jpn) Pearl Izumi0:00:19
82Katsuma Fuzioka (Jpn) Pearl Izumi0:00:19
83Toms Flaksis (Lat) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:00:20
84Yasuhiro Nito (Jpn) Nalsima0:00:20
85Tetsuro Tonsho (Jpn) Bellmare0:00:20
86Motoki Sakurai (Jpn) Nalsima0:00:21
87Janis Stonis (Lat) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:00:22
88Raivis Skujinš (Lat) Velo-Club La Pomme Marseille0:00:53

 

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