Tour of Taihu Lake: Kerrison wins opening stage

Known as the world’s fastest race, the fifth Tour of Taihu Lake has seen the victory of up and coming sprinter Australian Jesse Kerrison (Budget Forklifts), who claimed stage 1 ahead of Czech Alois Kankovsky (Dukla Praha) and Russia’s Boris Shpilevski (RTS) in Wuxi. Following the performance of Yuriy Metlushenko, who completed the total 937.9 kilometres at an average speed of 47.507kph last year, the race started in the Jiangsu province on a similar note as an average of 47.278kph was recorded on the circuit of the Binhu district.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesse Kerrison (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts2:21:15
2Alois Kankovsky (Cze) Team Dukla PrahaRow 1 - Cell 2
3Boris Shpilevskiy (Rus) Rts-Santic Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Patrick Clausen (Den) Team Trefor-Blue WaterRow 3 - Cell 2
5Justin Jules (Fra) Team La Pomme MarseilleRow 4 - Cell 2
6Ahmet Orken (Tur) Torku SekersporRow 5 - Cell 2
7Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Team Hong Kong ChinaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Ondrej Rybin (Cze) Team Dukla PrahaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Maksym Averin (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling ProjectRow 8 - Cell 2
10Oleksandr Surutkovych (Ukr) Synergy Baku Cycling ProjectRow 9 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesse Kerrison (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts2:21:05
2Boris Shpilevskiy (Rus) Rts-Santic Racing Team0:00:03
3Alois Kankovsky (Cze) Team Dukla Praha0:00:04
4Meiyin Wang (Chn) Hengxiang Cycling Team0:00:07
5Jurgen Van Diemen (Ned) Netherland National Team0:00:08
6Vojtech Hacecky (Cze) Team Dukla PrahaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Justin Jules (Fra) Team La Pomme Marseille0:00:09
8Oleksandr Surutkovych (Ukr) Synergy Baku Cycling ProjectRow 7 - Cell 2
9Patrick Clausen (Den) Team Trefor-Blue Water0:00:10
10Ahmet Orken (Tur) Torku SekersporRow 9 - Cell 2

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