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Park prevails in stage 2 at Tour of Japan

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Sung Baek Park (KSPO) won stage 2

Sung Baek Park (KSPO) won stage 2 (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Riders pose with the Tour of Japan mascot

Riders pose with the Tour of Japan mascot (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Riders wait for the start of stage 2 in front of an old Japanese house

Riders wait for the start of stage 2 in front of an old Japanese house (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Team Nippo-De Rosa riders and a former teammate Maximiliano Richeze (Lampre-Merida)

Team Nippo-De Rosa riders and a former teammate Maximiliano Richeze (Lampre-Merida) (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Sung Baek Park (KSPO) and Chan Jae Jang (Champion System) await the stage 2 awards ceremony

Sung Baek Park (KSPO) and Chan Jae Jang (Champion System) await the stage 2 awards ceremony (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Sung Baek Park (KSPO) got the points leader's jersey too

Sung Baek Park (KSPO) got the points leader's jersey too (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Chan Jae Jang (Champion System) after the finish of stage 2

Chan Jae Jang (Champion System) after the finish of stage 2 (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Sung Baek Park (KSPO) congratulated by his teammates after winning stage 2

Sung Baek Park (KSPO) congratulated by his teammates after winning stage 2 (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Ji Min Jung (KSPO) and Chan Jae Jang (Champion System) powered away from the bunch

Ji Min Jung (KSPO) and Chan Jae Jang (Champion System) powered away from the bunch (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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The peloton in action during stage 2 at the Tour of Japan

The peloton in action during stage 2 at the Tour of Japan (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Race leader Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing) in action during stage 2

Race leader Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing) in action during stage 2 (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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The race leader Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing) smiling at the start line

The race leader Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing) smiling at the start line (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Andrea Francesco Palini (Lampre-Merida) got the best young rider's jersey

Andrea Francesco Palini (Lampre-Merida) got the best young rider's jersey (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Chan Jae Jang (Champion System) earned the mountain classification leader's jersey

Chan Jae Jang (Champion System) earned the mountain classification leader's jersey (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Sung Baek Park (KSPO) in the green leader's jersey

Sung Baek Park (KSPO) in the green leader's jersey (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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The stage winner Sung Baek Park (KSPO) got a "happi" coat on the podium, made of traditional Japanese paper

The stage winner Sung Baek Park (KSPO) got a "happi" coat on the podium, made of traditional Japanese paper (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)
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Classification leaders on the start line of stage 2 at the Tour of Japan

Classification leaders on the start line of stage 2 at the Tour of Japan (Image credit: Sonoko Tanaka)

Full Results
1Sung Baek Park (Kor) KSPO3:59:23
2Michele Merlo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
3Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre - Merida
4William Walker (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
5Andrea Francesco Palini (Ita) Lampre - Merida
6Simone Compagnaro (Ita) Team Nippo - De Rosa0:00:04
7Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers
8Julian David Arredondo (Col) Team Nippo - De Rosa
9Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System
10Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
11Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
12Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
13Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo - De Rosa
14Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor
15Tomoyuki Iino (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:06
16Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
17Benjamin Dyball (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers
18Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers
19Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
20Damien Monier (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor
21Cristiano Monguzzi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
22Phuchong Saiudomsin (Tha) OCBC Singapore
23Joon Yong Seo (Kor) KSPO
24Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling
25Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
26Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System
27Kenji Itami (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
28Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
29Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
30Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
31Craig Lewis (Usa) Champion System
32Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Team Nippo - De Rosa
33Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
34Jin Okubo (Jpn) Team Ukyo
35Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Team Ukyo
36Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
37Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
38Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
39Soon Yeong Kwon (Kor) KSPO
40Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
41Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Matrix Powertag
42Thomas Rabou (Ned) OCBC Singapore0:00:13
43Jai Crawford (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers
44Shun Yamamoto (Jpn) Japan National Team
45Makoto Nakamura (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
46Shotaro Iribe (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
47Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore
48Masaru Fukuhara (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
49Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Team Ukyo
50Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Team Nippo - De Rosa
51Takayuki Abe (Jpn) Team Ukyo
52Je Sung Yeon (Kor) KSPO
53Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre - Merida
54Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Team Nippo - De Rosa0:00:23
55Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:00:25
56Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:29
57Stefano Borchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
58Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:37
59Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:39
60Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:42
61Sota Ikebe (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:00:45
62Kazuhiro Yamamoto (Jpn) C Project
63Chikara Wada (Jpn) Japan National Team
64Ji Wen Low (Sin) OCBC Singapore
65Hiroki Nishimura (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
66Jun Rong Ho (Sin) OCBC Singapore
67Dohyoung Kim (Kor) Matrix Powertag
68Keisuke Kimura (Jpn) Japan National Team
69Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System
70Joseph Cooper (NZl) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers
71Yuya Akimaru (Jpn) Japan National Team
72Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:50
73Seung Woo Choi (Kor) KSPO
74Masaki Gunji (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:01:04
75Takahiro Yamashita (Jpn) Team Ukyo
76Daiki Yasuhahara (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
77Makoto Morimoto (Jpn) C Project
78Kosuke Harakawa (Jpn) C Project
79Masatoshi Oba (Jpn) C Project0:01:24
80Yuya Komaki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:01:30
81Kensyo Sawada (Jpn) C Project0:01:58
82Takero Terasaki (Jpn) Japan National Team0:02:01
83Wang Yip Tang (HKg) Champion System0:02:19
84Yoshiaki Shimada (Jpn) Team Ukyo
85Luigi Miletta (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
86Ji Min Jung (Kor) KSPO
87Takaaki Hori (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:02:56
88Masahiko Yasui (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:03:05
89Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) Japan National Team
90Chanjae Jang (Kor) Champion System0:04:04
91Motonari Suzuki (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:04:19
92Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:05:32
93Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:12:12
DNFTakeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
DNSSekiho Endo (Jpn) C Project

Points
1Sung Baek Park (Kor) KSPO25pts
2Michele Merlo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia20
3Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre - Merida16
4Ji Min Jung (Kor) KSPO15
5William Walker (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling14
6Andrea Francesco Palini (Ita) Lampre - Merida12
7Simone Compagnaro (Ita) Team Nippo - De Rosa10
8Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers9
9Chanjae Jang (Kor) Champion System9
10Julian David Arredondo (Col) Team Nippo - De Rosa8
11Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System7
12Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team6
13Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag6
14Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling4
15Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo - De Rosa3
16Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Matrix Powertag2
17Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor2
18Tomoyuki Iino (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen1

Mountains
1Chanjae Jang (Kor) Champion System15pts
2Ji Min Jung (Kor) KSPO6
3Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Team Nippo - De Rosa5
4Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre - Merida2
5Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - Merida2
6Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore1
7Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre - Merida1

Teams
1Drapac Cycling11:58:19
2KSPO0:00:02
3Team Nippo-De Rosa
4Lampre-Merida0:00:03
5Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:06
6Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers
7Aisan Racing Team
8Bridgestone Anchor
9Shimano Racing Team0:00:08
10Team Ukyo0:00:15
11OCBC Singapore Cotinental Cycling Team0:00:22
12Utsunomiya Blitzen
13Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:25
14Matrix Powertag0:00:45
15Japan National Team0:01:33
16C Project0:02:43

General classification after stage 2
1Sung Baek Park (Kor) KSPO4:02:50
2Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre - Merida0:00:02
3Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
4Andrea Francesco Palini (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:06
5Joon Yong Seo (Kor) KSPO0:00:09
6Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Matrix Powertag
7Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:10
8Michele Merlo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:11
9Simone Compagnaro (Ita) Team Nippo - De Rosa
10Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:13
11Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers
12Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
13Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:14
14Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Champion System
15Julian David Arredondo (Col) Team Nippo - De Rosa
16Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:15
17Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System0:00:16
18Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:17
19Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers
20Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo - De Rosa0:00:18
21Soon Yeong Kwon (Kor) KSPO0:00:19
22Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
23Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:00:20
24Craig Lewis (Usa) Champion System
25Cristiano Monguzzi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
26William Walker (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling
27Jin Okubo (Jpn) Team Ukyo
28Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:21
29Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
30Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor
31Benjamin Dyball (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers
32Damien Monier (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:22
33Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Team Nippo - De Rosa
34Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Team Nippo - De Rosa
35Kenji Itami (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
36Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:23
37Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:24
38Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:25
39Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
40Je Sung Yeon (Kor) KSPO0:00:26
41Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling
42Makoto Nakamura (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
43Tomoyuki Iino (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
44Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Team Nippo - De Rosa0:00:28
45Takayuki Abe (Jpn) Team Ukyo
46Shotaro Iribe (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:29
47Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre - Merida
48Masaru Fukuhara (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
49Jai Crawford (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:31
50Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore0:00:33
51Shun Yamamoto (Jpn) Japan National Team
52Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:00:34
53Phuchong Saiudomsin (Tha) OCBC Singapore0:00:35
54Stefano Borchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:40
55Thomas Rabou (Ned) OCBC Singapore0:00:41
56Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:44
57Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:47
58Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:49
59Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:51
60Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System
61Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:00:57
62Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:58
63Yuya Akimaru (Jpn) Japan National Team0:01:02
64Seung Woo Choi (Kor) KSPO0:01:04
65Sota Ikebe (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:01:05
66Hiroki Nishimura (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
67Ji Wen Low (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:01:06
68Kazuhiro Yamamoto (Jpn) C Project
69Keisuke Kimura (Jpn) Japan National Team0:01:07
70Dohyoung Kim (Kor) Matrix Powertag
71Jun Rong Ho (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:01:12
72Takahiro Yamashita (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:01:25
73Makoto Morimoto (Jpn) C Project
74Chikara Wada (Jpn) Japan National Team0:01:30
75Daiki Yasuhahara (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:01:31
76Kosuke Harakawa (Jpn) C Project0:01:36
77Masatoshi Oba (Jpn) C Project0:01:45
78Yuya Komaki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:01:56
79Joseph Cooper (NZl) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers0:02:06
80Kensyo Sawada (Jpn) C Project0:02:21
81Takero Terasaki (Jpn) Japan National Team0:02:22
82Ji Min Jung (Kor) KSPO
83Masaki Gunji (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:02:31
84Luigi Miletta (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:02:35
85Yoshiaki Shimada (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:02:37
86Wang Yip Tang (HKg) Champion System0:02:41
87Takaaki Hori (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:03:17
88Masahiko Yasui (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:03:18
89Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) Japan National Team0:03:43
90Chanjae Jang (Kor) Champion System0:04:13
91Motonari Suzuki (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:04:36
92Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:05:36
93Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:12:24

Points classification
1Sung Baek Park (Kor) KSPO25pts
2Michele Merlo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia20
3Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre - Merida18
4Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team16
5Andrea Francesco Palini (Ita) Lampre - Merida16
6Ji Min Jung (Kor) KSPO15
7William Walker (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling14
8Simone Compagnaro (Ita) Team Nippo - De Rosa11
9Joon Yong Seo (Kor) KSPO9
10Anthony Giacoppo (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers9
11Chanjae Jang (Kor) Champion System9
12Julian David Arredondo (Col) Team Nippo - De Rosa8
13Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team8
14Mariusz Wiesiak (Pol) Matrix Powertag7
15Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team7
16Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System7
17Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag6
18Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Team Nippo - De Rosa6
19Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling4
20Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Team Nippo - De Rosa3
21Mart Ojavee (Est) Champion System3
22Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor2
23Tomoyuki Iino (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen1

Mountains classification
1Chanjae Jang (Kor) Champion System15pts
2Ji Min Jung (Kor) KSPO6
3Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Team Nippo - De Rosa5
4Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre - Merida2
5Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - Merida2
6Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore1
7Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre - Merida1

Young riders classification
1Andrea Francesco Palini (Ita) Lampre - Merida4:02:56
2Joon Yong Seo (Kor) KSPO0:00:03
3Ryoma Nonaka (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:04
4Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:07
5Kazushige Kuboki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
6Julian David Arredondo (Col) Team Nippo - De Rosa0:00:08
7Robbie Hucker (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:00:09
8Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System0:00:10
9Nathan Earle (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:11
10Soon Yeong Kwon (Kor) KSPO0:00:13
11Jin Okubo (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:00:14
12Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor0:00:15
13Benjamin Dyball (Aus) Huon Salmon - Genesys Wealth Advisers
14Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Team Nippo - De Rosa0:00:16
15Kenji Itami (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
16Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:17
17Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:18
18Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:19
19Tomoyuki Iino (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:20
20Kohei Uchima (Jpn) Team Nippo - De Rosa0:00:22
21Shotaro Iribe (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:00:23
22Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre - Merida
23Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore0:00:27
24Shun Yamamoto (Jpn) Japan National Team
25Phuchong Saiudomsin (Tha) OCBC Singapore0:00:29
26Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:38
27Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre - Merida0:00:43
28Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:00:51
29Mattia Pozzo (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:52
30Yuya Akimaru (Jpn) Japan National Team0:00:56
31Seung Woo Choi (Kor) KSPO0:00:58
32Sota Ikebe (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:00:59
33Hiroki Nishimura (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
34Ji Wen Low (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:01:00
35Keisuke Kimura (Jpn) Japan National Team0:01:01
36Jun Rong Ho (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:01:06
37Chikara Wada (Jpn) Japan National Team0:01:24
38Daiki Yasuhahara (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:01:25
39Kosuke Harakawa (Jpn) C Project0:01:30
40Masatoshi Oba (Jpn) C Project0:01:39
41Yuya Komaki (Jpn) Matrix Powertag0:01:50
42Kensyo Sawada (Jpn) C Project0:02:15
43Takero Terasaki (Jpn) Japan National Team0:02:16
44Ji Min Jung (Kor) KSPO
45Masaki Gunji (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:02:25
46Luigi Miletta (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:02:29
47Yoshiaki Shimada (Jpn) Team Ukyo0:02:31
48Takaaki Hori (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:03:11
49Masahiko Yasui (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team0:03:12
50Shiki Kuroeda (Jpn) Japan National Team0:03:37
51Chanjae Jang (Kor) Champion System0:04:07
52Motonari Suzuki (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen0:04:30

Teams classification
1Aisan Racing Team12:09:01
2Lampre-Merida0:00:01
3Team Nippo-De Rosa0:00:02
4Drapac Cycling0:00:05
5KSPO0:00:06
6Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:11
7Shimano Racing Team0:00:19
8Huon Salmon-Genesys Wealth Advisers0:00:20
9Bridgestone Anchor0:00:27
10Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:37
11Team Ukyo
12Utsunomiya Blitzen0:00:47
13Matrix Powertag0:00:58
14OCBC Singapore Cotinental Cycling Team0:01:09
15Japan National Team0:02:07
16C Project0:03:25

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