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Müller wins Tour of China prologue

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Prologue winner Dirk Müller (Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse)

Prologue winner Dirk Müller (Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse) (Image credit: John Pierce/Photosport International)
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Tobias Erler (Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team) finished second in the prologue.

Tobias Erler (Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team) finished second in the prologue. (Image credit: John Pierce/Photosport International)
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Dirk Müller (Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse) celebrates his leader's jersey.

Dirk Müller (Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse) celebrates his leader's jersey. (Image credit: Photo Sport International)
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The podium after the prologue: David Tanner, Dirk Müller and Tobias Erler.

The podium after the prologue: David Tanner, Dirk Müller and Tobias Erler. (Image credit: Photo Sport International)
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David Tanner (Fly V Australia) heads to third on the stage.

David Tanner (Fly V Australia) heads to third on the stage. (Image credit: Photo Sport International)
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Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse in action.

Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse in action. (Image credit: Photo Sport International)
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The cheerleaders from the Xi An Physical Education university performed for the racers.

The cheerleaders from the Xi An Physical Education university performed for the racers. (Image credit: Photo Sport International)
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The top Chinese rider King Lok Cheung of Hong Kong.

The top Chinese rider King Lok Cheung of Hong Kong. (Image credit: Photo Sport International)
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The start of the prologue.

The start of the prologue. (Image credit: Photo Sport International)
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Xi'An hosted the prologue

Xi'An hosted the prologue (Image credit: Photo Sport International)
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A rider of the Tabriz Petrochemical team tackles the prologue

A rider of the Tabriz Petrochemical team tackles the prologue (Image credit: Photo Sport International)
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David Tanner (Fly V Australia) finished third in the 3.4km prologue.

David Tanner (Fly V Australia) finished third in the 3.4km prologue. (Image credit: John Pierce/Photosport International)

Dirk Müller, (Team Nutrition Sparkasse) took home the race leader's jersey after winning the Tour of China prologue in Xi'an with a stunning time of 4:03.218. Tobias Erler, (Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team) finished second almost four seconds slower, while Fly V Australia's David Tanner claimed third on the 3.5km course.

Müller , a 37-year-old German said a combination of perfect weather and technical skills led to his good result. "I went all out, amy SRM showed an veraging 500 watts and 175 bpm heart rate. I am really happy with the result," he said.

In sixth place, Hong Kong Team rider Cheung Kong Lok was the best placed Chinese rider.

Full Results
1Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:04:03
2Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team0:00:04
3David Tanner (Aus) Fly V Australia0:00:08
4Daniel Summerhill (USA) US National Team
5Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team0:00:09
6King Lok Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong
7Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports0:00:10
8Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia
9Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:11
10David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team0:00:12
11Andrew Barker (USA) US National Team0:00:13
12Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong
13Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
14Jacob Rathe (USA) US National Team0:00:14
15Lawrence Warbasse (USA) US National Team
16Max Durtschi (USA) US National Team
17Aaron Kemps (Aus) Fly V Australia0:00:15
18Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
19Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Asia Racing Team
20Stefan Cohnen (Ned)
21Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:00:16
22En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports
23Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse
24Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning0:00:17
25Lee Rodgers (Jpn)
26Christer Rake (Nor) Joker Bianchi
27Kun Jiang (Chn) China National Team
28Hossein Alizadeh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
29Gang Xu (Chn) Max Success Sports0:00:18
30King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong
31Leon Van Bon (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
32Xitao Ji (Chn) China National Team0:00:19
33Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) CKT Tmit - Champion System
34Lasse Bochmann (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning
35Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
36Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:00:20
37Sebastian Forke (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse
38Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:21
39Ingar Stokstad (Nor) Joker Bianchi
40Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi
41Pengfei Qi (Chn) Max Success Sports0:00:22
42Sondre Gjerdevik Sörtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi
43Jai Crawford (Aus) Fly V Australia
44Vegard Breen (Nor) Joker Bianchi
45Darren Lill (RSA) Fly V Australia
46Oleksandr Sheydyk (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
47Tjarco Cuppens (Ned)0:00:23
48Oleksandr Golovash (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
49Tuulkhangai Tuguldur (Mgl) Mongolia National Team0:00:24
50Haijun Ma (Chn) China National Team0:00:25
51Ievgen Filin (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
52Carson Miller (USA) US National Team
53Artem Topchanyuk (Ukr) Ukraine National Team0:00:26
54Serge Herz (Ger) CKT Tmit - Champion System
55Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team
56Svein Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi
57Holger Burkhardt (Ger) CKT Tmit - Champion System
58Jun-Oh Kwon (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
59Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia0:00:27
60Ruisong Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports
61Dene Rogers (NZl) Giant Asia Racing Team
62Jacob Nielsen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning
63Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse
64Prajak Mahawong (Tha) Giant Asia Racing Team
65Wenlong Zhang (Chn) China National Team0:00:28
66Rahim Ememi (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team0:00:29
67Jiong Wang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:00:30
68Patria Rastra (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
69Denys Karnulin (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
70Pengda Jiao (Chn) China National Team
71Phuchong Sai-Udomsil (Tha) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
72Yue Tu (Chn) China National Team0:00:31
73Khayankhyarvaa Uuganbayar (Mgl) Mongolia National Team
74Roger Beuchat (Swi) CKT Tmit - Champion System0:00:32
75Kasper Linde Jorgensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning0:00:33
76Oleh Solomko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team0:00:34
77Wu Chen (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team
78Igarashi Takeshi (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
79Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice0:00:35
80Shengjun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team
81Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
82Peilun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team
83Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:36
84Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team
85Jong Kwang Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
86Biao Liu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team
87Pavel Stuchlik (Cze) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:37
88Xiaoyong Dong (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team
89Matnur Matnur (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice0:00:38
90Adrien Calatayud (Fra)
91Chi Ho Yuen (HKg) Hong Kong
92Jimmy Pranata (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice0:00:39
93Vincent Ang (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
94Khangarid Naran (Mgl) Mongolia National Team
95Shusaku Matsuo (Jpn) CKT Tmit - Champion System0:00:40
96Yuan Wei (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team0:00:42
97Fu Xing (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:43
98Mathias Gade Jacobsen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning0:00:44
99Jamsran Ulziibaatar (Mgl) Mongolia National Team0:00:47
100Tumutbaatar Ochirbaatar (Mgl) Mongolia National Team0:00:49
101Han Yu Lin (Tpe)0:00:51
102Sonomtseren Delgerbayar (Mgl) Mongolia National Team0:00:57
103Joris Boillat (Swi) CKT Tmit - Champion System0:01:09
104Antonius Christopher Tjondrokusumo (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice

General classification after prologue
1Dirk Müller (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:04:03
2Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team0:00:04
3David Tanner (Aus) Fly V Australia0:00:08
4Daniel Summerhill (USA) US National Team
5Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team0:00:09
6King Lok Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong
7Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports0:00:10
8Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Fly V Australia
9Ho Ting Kwok (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:11
10David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team0:00:12
11Andrew Barker (USA) US National Team0:00:13
12Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Hong Kong
13Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
14Jacob Rathe (USA) US National Team0:00:14
15Lawrence Warbasse (USA) US National Team
16Max Durtschi (USA) US National Team
17Aaron Kemps (Aus) Fly V Australia0:00:15
18Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
19Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Asia Racing Team
20Stefan Cohnen (Ned)
21Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:00:16
22En Huang (Chn) Max Success Sports
23Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse
24Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning0:00:17
25Lee Rodgers (Jpn)
26Christer Rake (Nor) Joker Bianchi
27Kun Jiang (Chn) China National Team
28Hossein Alizadeh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
29Gang Xu (Chn) Max Success Sports0:00:18
30King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong
31Leon Van Bon (Ned) Marco Polo Cycling Team
32Xitao Ji (Chn) China National Team0:00:19
33Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) CKT Tmit - Champion System
34Lasse Bochmann (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning
35Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
36Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:00:20
37Sebastian Forke (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse
38Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Hong Kong0:00:21
39Ingar Stokstad (Nor) Joker Bianchi
40Stian Remme (Nor) Joker Bianchi
41Pengfei Qi (Chn) Max Success Sports0:00:22
42Sondre Gjerdevik Sörtveit (Nor) Joker Bianchi
43Jai Crawford (Aus) Fly V Australia
44Vegard Breen (Nor) Joker Bianchi
45Darren Lill (RSA) Fly V Australia
46Oleksandr Sheydyk (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
47Tjarco Cuppens (Ned)0:00:23
48Oleksandr Golovash (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
49Tuulkhangai Tuguldur (Mgl) Mongolia National Team0:00:24
50Haijun Ma (Chn) China National Team0:00:25
51Ievgen Filin (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
52Carson Miller (USA) US National Team
53Artem Topchanyuk (Ukr) Ukraine National Team0:00:26
54Serge Herz (Ger) CKT Tmit - Champion System
55Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team
56Svein Erik Vold (Nor) Joker Bianchi
57Holger Burkhardt (Ger) CKT Tmit - Champion System
58Jun-Oh Kwon (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
59Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Fly V Australia0:00:27
60Ruisong Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports
61Dene Rogers (NZl) Giant Asia Racing Team
62Jacob Nielsen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning
63Benjamin Sydlik (Ger) Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse
64Prajak Mahawong (Tha) Giant Asia Racing Team
65Wenlong Zhang (Chn) China National Team0:00:28
66Rahim Ememi (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team0:00:29
67Jiong Wang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:00:30
68Patria Rastra (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
69Denys Karnulin (Ukr) Ukraine National Team
70Pengda Jiao (Chn) China National Team
71Phuchong Sai-Udomsil (Tha) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
72Yue Tu (Chn) China National Team0:00:31
73Khayankhyarvaa Uuganbayar (Mgl) Mongolia National Team
74Roger Beuchat (Swi) CKT Tmit - Champion System0:00:32
75Kasper Linde Jorgensen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning0:00:33
76Oleh Solomko (Ukr) Ukraine National Team0:00:34
77Wu Chen (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team
78Igarashi Takeshi (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
79Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice0:00:35
80Shengjun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team
81Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
82Peilun Wu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team
83Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:36
84Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team
85Jong Kwang Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
86Biao Liu (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team
87Pavel Stuchlik (Cze) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:37
88Xiaoyong Dong (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team
89Matnur Matnur (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice0:00:38
90Adrien Calatayud (Fra)
91Chi Ho Yuen (HKg) Hong Kong
92Jimmy Pranata (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice0:00:39
93Vincent Ang (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
94Khangarid Naran (Mgl) Mongolia National Team
95Shusaku Matsuo (Jpn) CKT Tmit - Champion System0:00:40
96Yuan Wei (Chn) Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team0:00:42
97Fu Xing (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:43
98Mathias Gade Jacobsen (Den) Glud & Marstrand - LRO Radgivning0:00:44
99Jamsran Ulziibaatar (Mgl) Mongolia National Team0:00:47
100Tumutbaatar Ochirbaatar (Mgl) Mongolia National Team0:00:49
101Han Yu Lin (Tpe)0:00:51
102Sonomtseren Delgerbayar (Mgl) Mongolia National Team0:00:57
103Joris Boillat (Swi) CKT Tmit - Champion System0:01:09
104Antonius Christopher Tjondrokusumo (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice

 

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