Pro Cycling

2012 Tour de Brunei | Stage 2: Bandar Seri Begawan – Tutong

How does it feel to take a lukewarm two and a half hour bath? Most of the 106 pro cyclists that lined up for today’s 117.4km second stage on the flooded streets of Brunei’s capital city were able to finish knowing the answer, with Tabriz Petrochemical Team’s Hossein Askari the first to towel off.

Images: Mike Murano
Video: PTV Network Philippines

It was not long ago, in the 2012 Tour de Korea, that a stage of similarly epic rainfall was called off. Tour de Brunei’s race director had no such qualms about the conditions, dispatching teams onto the sodden parcours. The wet weather did nothing to take the heat out of the pace though, with the first finishers averaging close to 46kph for the stage. A keen eye might comb through the past year of UCI AsiaTour races and spot a pattern – whenever Tabriz Petrochemical Team participates in a race, a high pace is guaranteed.

Of course, there were casualties. Sodden roads and on-road surprises – funnelling a large clump of riders onto a one lane bridge at high speeds is guaranteed to cause challenges – created constant opportunities for mechanicals, crashes and ensured splits in the peloton were frequent. Nine riders finished outside the time limit, with another five dropping out.

Race leader Mohd Nor Umardi Rosdi was one of those affected, losing 2’16″ to stage winner Askari, but his Terengganu Cycling team was still able to rake up points in the green jersey classification, due to Harrif Saleh owning both of the intermediate sprints. In similarly dominant fashion, Maxime Martine (OCBC Singapore Cycling Team) snaffled both KOM’s – it could have been three, but the third (scheduled at 89.1km) was cancelled – to build a sizeable buffer over second-placed Muhamad Rauf Nur Misbah (Malaysian National Team) in the climber’s competition.

Over half of the day’s starters were still clustered together as the stage entered the final few kilometres, setting expectations of a mass sprint; but Askari clearly wasn’t reading from the same script. Pouncing from the field, he startled everyone but the very switched-on Duc Tam Trinh (Vietnam National Team) who hung on for dear life as the Iranian ploughed his way towards the finish. Askari’s sustained speed eventually blew Trinh off his wheel and he continued to mock the 55-strong bunch behind; building a gap of 39″ by the time he stormed over the finish line alone.

 

 

LEADERBOARD
Individual General Classification (Yellow jersey): Hossein Askari (Tabriz Petrochemical Team)
Points Classification (Green jersey): Muradjan Halmuratov (China 361 Cycling Team)
King of the Mountains Classification (Red jersey): Maxime Martine (OCBC Singapore Cycling Team)
Best Young Rider Classification (White jersey): Duc Tam Trinh (Vietnam National Team)
Best team: Tabriz Petrochemical Team

STAGE TWO RESULTS

PLACE NAT SURNAME, NAME TEAM TIME GAP
1 IRI ASKARI, Hossein TPT 2:33:16
2 VIE TRINH, Duc Tam VIE 2:33:36 00:20
3 MAS SALEH, Mohd Harrif TSG 2:33:57 00:41
4 IRI NATEGHI, Hossein TPT 2:33:57 00:41
5 PHI HUALDA, Ronnel 7EL 2:33:57 00:41
6 PHI MORALES, Jan Paul 7EL 2:33:57 00:41
7 VIE MAI, Nguyen Hung VIE 2:33:57 00:41
8 UAE YOUSOF MOHAMED, Ahmed Mirza UAE 2:33:57 00:41
9 VIE LE, Van Duan VIE 2:33:57 00:41
10 UZB VOLIK, Konstantin SLY 2:33:57 00:41
11 PHI BONZO, Mark Julius LBC 2:33:57 00:41
12 MAS ZAINAL, Mohd Nor Rizuan MAS 2:33:57 00:41
13 IRI SHIRISISAN, Hamid UST 2:33:57 00:41
14 VIE HO, Van Phuc VIE 2:33:57 00:41
15 INA NUR FATHONI,  Muhamad CCC 2:33:57 00:41
16 PHI LIM, Rustom AVL 2:33:57 00:41
17 MAS AHMAD LUTFI, Muhammad Fauzan MAS 2:33:57 00:41
18 PHI ROQUE, Rudy AVL 2:33:57 00:41
19 PHI AQUINO, Jerry 7EL 2:33:57 00:41
20 VIE NGUYEN, Truong Ta VIE 2:33:57 00:41
21 PHI OBOSA, Ericson 7EL 2:33:57 00:41
22 UKR STARCHYK, Volodymyr UST 2:33:57 00:41
23 UKR ZAGORODNIY, Volodymyr UST 2:33:57 00:41
24 ESP EDGAR, Nohales Nieto PCN 2:33:57 00:41
25 IRI MALEKI MIZAN, Ramin TPT 2:33:57 00:41
26 UKR KOBZARENKO, Valeriy UST 2:33:57 00:41
27 VIE NGUYEN, Thanh Tam VIE 2:33:57 00:41
28 PHI JOVEN, Cris AVL 2:33:57 00:41
29 INA GUNAWAN, Hartono CCC 2:33:57 00:41
30 HKG CHAN, Yat Wai HKG 2:33:57 00:41
31 PHI VALLENZUELA, Irish AVL 2:33:57 00:41
32 PHI MIER, John Renee LBC 2:33:57 00:41
33 INA BAMBANG, Suryadi PSN 2:33:57 00:41
34 HKG HO, Burr HKG 2:33:57 00:41
35 UAE MOHAMED HASAN, All.M.H Almurawwi UAE 2:33:57 00:41
36 UZB ABREKOV,  Yusup SLY 2:33:57 00:41
37 GBR RODGERS, Lee CCN 2:33:57 00:41
38 IRI ASGHARZADEH, Alireza TPT 2:33:57 00:41
39 UZB HALMURATOV, Muradjan SLY 2:33:57 00:41
40 IRI ALIZADEH, Hossein TPT 2:33:57 00:41
41 PHI OCONER,  George Luis LBC 2:33:57 00:41
42 THA THANAWUT, Sanikwachi THA 2:33:57 00:41
43 NED NEDERLOF, Lex CCN 2:33:57 00:41
44 UZB SHAEKHOV,  Vadim SLY 2:33:57 00:41
45 JPN NAOTO, Saita PCN 2:33:57 00:41
46 FRA MARTIN, Maxime François Sylvain TSI 2:33:57 00:41
47 JPN SHINICHI, Fukushima TSG 2:33:57 00:41
48 JPN HISHINUMA, Yukinori PCN 2:33:57 00:41
49 IRI KOLAHDOZ HAGH, Amir TPT 2:33:57 00:41
50 PHI ORANZA,  Ronald LBC 2:33:57 00:41
51 THA THURAKIT, Boonratanathanakorn THA 2:33:57 00:41
52 DEN EBSEN, John CCN 2:33:57 00:41
53 PHI REYNANTE, Lloyd Lucien 7EL 2:33:57 00:41
54 MAS AZIZ, Mohd Saiful Anuar TSG 2:33:57 00:41
55 IRI PASBANKHAJEH, Hamed UST 2:33:57 00:41
56 PHI GALEDO, Mark John Lexe 7EL 2:34:14 00:58
57 INA ANDRIAN SAPUTRA, Tedi CCC 2:35:30 02:14
58 INA DEALTON, Nur Arif Prayogo PSN 2:35:32 02:16
59 IRI GHAREHBAGHI POURI, Mohammed UST 2:35:32 02:16
60 SIN HO, Junrong TSI 2:35:32 02:16
61 PHI CASAYURAN, Denver LBC 2:35:32 02:16
62 MAS ALI, Ahmad Fallanie MAS 2:35:32 02:16
63 THA PEERAPAT, Kerdchum THA 2:35:32 02:16
64 BRU ABD HADZID, Azmi CCN 2:35:32 02:16
65 PHI NICOLAS, Edmundo Jr AVL 2:35:32 02:16
66 TPI WANG, Yin Che LOF 2:35:32 02:16
67 SIN HASHIM, Junaidi TSI 2:35:32 02:16
68 MAS ROSDI, Mohd Nor Umardi TSG 2:35:32 02:16
69 MAS MISBAH, Muhamad Rauf Nur MAS 2:35:32 02:16
70 HKG KO, Sui Wai HKG 2:35:32 02:16
71 MAS HASSAN, Suhardi MAS 2:35:32 02:16
72 INA FAZAR MULIA, Maruli CCC 2:35:32 02:16
73 INA PRIYA PRASEFYA, HEKSA CCC 2:35:32 02:16
74 BRU JOHAR, Ahmad Rifa’ie CCN 2:35:32 02:16
75 MAS MAZUKI, Nur Amirull Fakhruddin TSG 2:35:32 02:16
76 PHI BRIOSO, Jemico LBC 2:35:32 02:16
77 MAS ANUAWAR, Ahmad Haidar TSI 2:35:32 02:16
78 SIN LIM, Chang Ee Timothy TSI 2:35:35 02:19
79 JPN YUTAKA, Omura PCN 2:36:22 03:06
80 USA FENG ZHEN, Yu LOF 2:39:54 06:38
81 MAS WAN MOHAMMED, Wan Mohamed Najmee LOF 2:39:54 06:38
82 BRU SATA, Muhammad Halid BRU 2:39:54 06:38
83 THA KRITSADA, Changpad THA 2:39:54 06:38
84 MAS SALLEH, Mohd Zamri TSG 2:39:54 06:38
85 BRU ABD AZIZ, Muhammad Raihaan BRU 2:39:54 06:38
86 BRU AWANG, Mohammad Nurhaimin BRU 2:39:54 06:38
87 THA SAI-UDOMSIN, Phuchong TSI 2:39:54 06:38
88 INA AGUNG, Riyanto PSN 2:39:54 06:38
89 THA OKART, Bualoi THA 2:43:46 10:30
90 UAE JABAR, Almansory UAE 2:45:43 12:27
91 BRU YUSOP, Reduan BRU 2:45:43 12:27
92 UAE MAJID MOHAMMAD, Abdul Rahim Albalooshi UAE 2:45:43 12:27

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE TWO

PLACE NAT SURNAME, NAME TEAM TIME GAP
1 IRI ASKARI, Hossein TPT 4:59:29
2 VIE TRINH, Duc Tam VIE 4:59:53 00:24
3 IRI KOLAHDOZ HAGH, Amir TPT 5:00:08 00:39
4 UZB HALMURATOV, Muradjan SLY 5:00:09 00:40
5 MAS SALEH, Mohd Harrif TSG 5:00:10 00:41
6 GBR RODGERS, Lee CCN 5:00:10 00:41
7 FRA MARTIN, Maxime François Sylvain TSI 5:00:14 00:45
8 IRI NATEGHI, Hossein TPT 5:00:18 00:49
9 UZB VOLIK, Konstantin SLY 5:00:18 00:49
10 IRI ASGHARZADEH, Alireza TPT 5:00:19 00:50
11 VIE LE, Van Duan VIE 5:00:20 00:51
12 PHI HUALDA, Ronnel 7EL 5:00:20 00:51
13 VIE MAI, Nguyen Hung VIE 5:00:20 00:51
14 UAE YOUSOF MOHAMED, Ahmed Mirza UAE 5:00:20 00:51
15 IRI SHIRISISAN, Hamid UST 5:00:20 00:51
16 MAS ZAINAL, Mohd Nor Rizuan MAS 5:00:20 00:51
17 INA NUR FATHONI,  Muhamad CCC 5:00:20 00:51
18 IRI MALEKI MIZAN, Ramin TPT 5:00:20 00:51
19 PHI OBOSA, Ericson 7EL 5:00:20 00:51
20 PHI AQUINO, Jerry 7EL 5:00:20 00:51
21 INA BAMBANG, Suryadi PSN 5:00:20 00:51
22 PHI BONZO, Mark Julius LBC 5:00:20 00:51
23 ESP EDGAR, Nohales Nieto PCN 5:00:20 00:51
24 VIE HO, Van Phuc VIE 5:00:20 00:51
25 VIE NGUYEN, Thanh Tam VIE 5:00:20 00:51
26 INA GUNAWAN, Hartono CCC 5:00:20 00:51
27 PHI OCONER,  George Luis LBC 5:00:20 00:51
28 IRI ALIZADEH, Hossein TPT 5:00:20 00:51
29 VIE NGUYEN, Truong Ta VIE 5:00:20 00:51
30 PHI MIER, John Renee LBC 5:00:20 00:51
31 HKG CHAN, Yat Wai HKG 5:00:20 00:51
32 UKR STARCHYK, Volodymyr UST 5:00:20 00:51
33 PHI VALLENZUELA, Irish AVL 5:00:20 00:51
34 UAE MOHAMED HASAN, All.M.H Almurawwi UAE 5:00:20 00:51
35 JPN NAOTO, Saita PCN 5:00:20 00:51
36 THA THANAWUT, Sanikwachi THA 5:00:20 00:51
37 UZB ABREKOV,  Yusup SLY 5:00:20 00:51
38 PHI REYNANTE, Lloyd Lucien 7EL 5:00:20 00:51
39 UZB SHAEKHOV,  Vadim SLY 5:00:20 00:51
40 PHI ORANZA,  Ronald LBC 5:00:20 00:51
41 DEN EBSEN, John CCN 5:00:20 00:51
42 THA THURAKIT, Boonratanathanakorn THA 5:00:20 00:51
43 MAS AZIZ, Mohd Saiful Anuar TSG 5:00:20 00:51
44 PHI LIM, Rustom AVL 5:00:30 01:01
45 MAS AHMAD LUTFI, Muhammad Fauzan MAS 5:00:31 01:02
46 PHI ROQUE, Rudy AVL 5:00:31 01:02
47 PHI JOVEN, Cris AVL 5:00:31 01:02
48 PHI MORALES, Jan Paul 7EL 5:00:31 01:02
49 HKG HO, Burr HKG 5:00:31 01:02
50 UKR ZAGORODNIY, Volodymyr UST 5:00:31 01:02
51 NED NEDERLOF, Lex CCN 5:00:31 01:02
52 JPN HISHINUMA, Yukinori PCN 5:00:31 01:02
53 UKR KOBZARENKO, Valeriy UST 5:00:31 01:02
54 JPN SHINICHI, Fukushima TSG 5:00:31 01:02
55 IRI PASBANKHAJEH, Hamed UST 5:00:31 01:02
56 PHI GALEDO, Mark John Lexe 7EL 5:00:37 01:08
57 MAS ROSDI, Mohd Nor Umardi TSG 5:01:34 02:05
58 MAS ANUAWAR, Ahmad Haidar TSI 5:01:53 02:24
59 INA ANDRIAN SAPUTRA, Tedi CCC 5:01:53 02:24
60 INA PRIYA PRASEFYA, HEKSA CCC 5:01:55 02:26
61 PHI BRIOSO, Jemico LBC 5:01:55 02:26
62 BRU JOHAR, Ahmad Rifa’ie CCN 5:01:55 02:26
63 TPI WANG, Yin Che LOF 5:01:55 02:26
64 HKG KO, Sui Wai HKG 5:01:55 02:26
65 SIN HASHIM, Junaidi TSI 5:01:55 02:26
66 INA FAZAR MULIA, Maruli CCC 5:01:55 02:26
67 INA DEALTON, Nur Arif Prayogo PSN 5:02:06 02:37
68 SIN HO, Junrong TSI 5:02:06 02:37
69 PHI CASAYURAN, Denver LBC 5:02:06 02:37
70 MAS HASSAN, Suhardi MAS 5:02:06 02:37
71 MAS ALI, Ahmad Fallanie MAS 5:02:06 02:37
72 IRI GHAREHBAGHI POURI, Mohammed UST 5:02:06 02:37
73 BRU ABD HADZID, Azmi CCN 5:02:06 02:37
74 MAS MISBAH, Muhamad Rauf Nur MAS 5:02:06 02:37
75 MAS MAZUKI, Nur Amirull Fakhruddin TSG 5:02:06 02:37
76 SIN LIM, Chang Ee Timothy TSI 5:02:09 02:40
77 THA PEERAPAT, Kerdchum THA 5:02:14 02:45
78 PHI NICOLAS, Edmundo Jr AVL 5:02:21 02:52
79 JPN YUTAKA, Omura PCN 5:02:45 03:16
80 MAS SALLEH, Mohd Zamri TSG 5:06:17 06:48
81 MAS WAN MOHAMMED, Wan Mohamed Najmee LOF 5:06:17 06:48
82 BRU ABD AZIZ, Muhammad Raihaan BRU 5:06:17 06:48
83 THA SAI-UDOMSIN, Phuchong TSI 5:06:17 06:48
84 THA KRITSADA, Changpad THA 5:06:17 06:48
85 INA AGUNG, Riyanto PSN 5:06:17 06:48
86 BRU AWANG, Mohammad Nurhaimin BRU 5:06:17 06:48
87 USA FENG ZHEN, Yu LOF 5:06:28 06:59
88 BRU SATA, Muhammad Halid BRU 5:06:28 06:59
89 THA OKART, Bualoi THA 5:10:20 10:51
90 UAE MAJID MOHAMMAD, Abdul Rahim Albalooshi UAE 5:12:06 12:37
91 UAE JABAR, Almansory UAE 5:12:17 12:48
92 BRU YUSOP, Reduan BRU 5:12:27 12:58

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