Pro Cycling

2012 Tour de Brunei | Stage 5: Bandar Seri Begawan Circuit

Near-perfect racing conditions usually provide solace to pro cyclists but, to rivals of Tabriz Petrochemical Team, it meant fewer opportunities for race leader Hossein Askari – going into today’s 104 kilometre stage with a 24″ advantage – to come unstuck.

Images: Mike Murano

Even more disconcerting for Tabriz’s competitors, the Iranian team’s track record under pressure suggested problems were unlikely to happen regardless of weather, distance, or terrain, anyway. One only needed to look back at the masterly way in which Tabriz maintained its slimmest-of-slim GC margin throughout the 2.HC-ranked Tour of Qinghai Lake in July this year. The Tabriz-based Continental squad, which has been plagued by internal politics and race withdrawals this year, confidently kept powerful ProContinental teams at bay over two weeks of racing in ‘Asia’s highest bike race’. With twice the margin in hand at Tour de Brunei, overall victory was perhaps imminent.

In the points classification, Harrif Saleh (Terengganu Cycling Team) also began the stage with a small (2 point) advantage. Saleh was nowhere to be seen when nearest rival Muradjan Halmuratov (China 361° Cycling Team) secured the first of two intermediate sprints at the stage’s mid-point, but the 24-year old Malaysian demonstrated exceptional self-confidence in winning the second intermediate to negate Halmuratov’s earlier victory and permanently claim the green jersey.

As the race progressed, breakaways were only offered gasps of air by Askari and Saleh’s respective teams; the two squads worked to ensure order was maintained for a bunch sprint. Having secured top position in the overall 2012 UCI AsiaTour team rankings, Terengganu was again able to savour the sweet taste of victory as Harrif’s younger brother Zamri added another stage win to the team’s impressive season.

FINAL LEADERBOARD
Individual General Classification (Yellow jersey): Hossein Askari (Tabriz Petrochemical Team)
Points Classification (Green jersey): Mohd Harrif Saleh (Terengganu 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 FIVE RESULTS

PLACE NAT SURNAME, NAME TEAM TIME GAP
1 MAS SALLEH, Mohd Zamri TSG 2:35:49
2 VIE LE, Van Duan VIE 2:35:49 00:00
3 IRI NATEGHI, Hossein TPT 2:35:49 00:00
4 THA THANAWUT, Sanikwachi THA 2:35:49 00:00
5 VIE MAI, Nguyen Hung VIE 2:35:49 00:00
6 PHI HUALDA, Ronnel 7EL 2:35:49 00:00
7 UZB VOLIK, Konstantin SLY 2:35:49 00:00
8 PHI AQUINO, Jerry 7EL 2:35:49 00:00
9 INA BAMBANG, Suryadi PSN 2:35:49 00:00
10 THA THURAKIT, Boonratanathanakorn THA 2:35:49 00:00
11 INA AGUNG, Riyanto PSN 2:35:49 00:00
12 VIE NGUYEN, Thanh Tam VIE 2:35:49 00:00
13 MAS HASSAN, Suhardi  MAS 2:35:49 00:00
14 HKG KO, Sui Wai HKG 2:35:49 00:00
15 UKR ZAGORODNIY, Volodymyr  UST 2:35:49 00:00
16 UZB SHAEKHOV,  Vadim SLY 2:35:49 00:00
17 PHI REYNANTE, Lloyd Lucien 7EL 2:35:49 00:00
18 IRI MALEKI MIZAN, Ramin TPT 2:35:49 00:00
19 INA NUR FATHONI,  Muhamad CCC 2:35:49 00:00
20 PHI MORALES, Jan Paul 7EL 2:35:49 00:00
21 MAS MISBAH, Muhamad Rauf Nur MAS 2:35:49 00:00
22 PHI OBOSA, Ericson 7EL 2:35:49 00:00
23 MAS SALEH, Mohd Harrif  TSG 2:35:49 00:00
24 PHI VALLENZUELA, Irish AVL 2:35:49 00:00
25 HKG CHAN, Yat Wai HKG 2:35:49 00:00
26 BRU ABD AZIZ, Muhammad Raihaan BRU 2:35:49 00:00
27 UKR KOBZARENKO, Valeriy UST 2:35:49 00:00
28 IRI GHAREHBAGHI POURI, Mohammed UST 2:35:49 00:00
29 UZB ABREKOV,  Yusup SLY 2:35:49 00:00
30 IRI ASKARI, Hossein TPT 2:35:49 00:00
31 PHI MIER, John Renee LBC 2:35:49 00:00
32 PHI CASAYURAN, Denver LBC 2:35:49 00:00
33 HKG HO, Burr HKG 2:35:49 00:00
34 ESP EDGAR, Nohales Nieto PCN 2:35:49 00:00
35 JPN SHINICHI, Fukushima TSG 2:35:49 00:00
36 UZB HALMURATOV, Muradjan SLY 2:35:49 00:00
37 IRI ALIZADEH, Hossein TPT 2:35:49 00:00
38 INA PRIYA PRASEFYA, HEKSA CCC 2:35:49 00:00
39 FRA MARTIN, Maxime François Sylvain TSI 2:35:49 00:00
40 VIE TRINH, Duc Tam VIE 2:35:49 00:00
41 MAS AZIZ, Mohd Saiful Anuar  TSG 2:35:49 00:00
42 UAE YOUSOF MOHAMED, Ahmed Mirza UAE 2:35:56 00:07
43 THA KRITSADA, Changpad  THA 2:35:56 00:07
44 DEN EBSEN, John CCN 2:35:56 00:07
45 JPN NAOTO, Saita PCN 2:35:56 00:07
46 PHI JOVEN, Cris AVL 2:35:56 00:07
47 INA GUNAWAN, Hartono CCC 2:35:56 00:07
48 THA SAI-UDOMSIN, Phuchong TSI 2:35:59 00:10
49 PHI GALEDO, Mark John Lexe 7EL 2:36:01 00:12
50 VIE HO, Van Phuc VIE 2:36:06 00:17
51 MAS ROSDI, Mohd Nor Umardi TSG 2:36:06 00:17
52 VIE NGUYEN, Truong Ta VIE 2:36:09 00:20
53 UAE MOHAMED HASAN, All.M.H Almurawwi UAE 2:36:11 00:22
54 BRU JOHAR, Ahmad Rifa’ie CCN 2:36:19 00:30
55 PHI OCONER,  George Luis LBC 2:36:19 00:30
56 MAS MAZUKI, Nur Amirull Fakhruddin TSG 2:36:19 00:30
57 PHI BRIOSO, Jemico LBC 2:36:19 00:30
58 MAS WAN MOHAMMED, Wan Mohamed Najmee LOF 2:36:19 00:30
59 TPI WANG, Yin Che LOF 2:36:22 00:33
60 MAS AHMAD LUTFI, Muhammad Fauzan  MAS 2:36:22 00:33
61 UAE MAJID MOHAMMAD, Abdul Rahim Albalooshi UAE 2:36:22 00:33
62 INA FAZAR MULIA, Maruli CCC 2:36:28 00:39
63 PHI LIM, Rustom AVL 2:36:28 00:39
64 PHI ORANZA,  Ronald LBC 2:36:28 00:39
65 UKR STARCHYK, Volodymyr UST 2:36:28 00:39
66 JPN YUTAKA, Omura PCN 2:36:41 00:52
67 INA ANDRIAN SAPUTRA, Tedi CCC 2:36:42 00:53
68 NED NEDERLOF, Lex CCN 2:36:42 00:53
69 BRU AWANG, Mohammad Nurhaimin BRU 2:36:42 00:53
70 SIN HO, Junrong TSI 2:36:44 00:55
71 PHI BONZO, Mark Julius LBC 2:36:44 00:55
72 IRI SHIRISISAN, Hamid  UST 2:36:48 00:59
73 IRI PASBANKHAJEH, Hamed UST 2:37:08 01:19
74 MAS ZAINAL, Mohd Nor Rizuan MAS 2:37:10 01:21
75 IRI ASGHARZADEH, Alireza TPT 2:37:22 01:33
76 IRI KOLAHDOZ HAGH, Amir  TPT 2:37:22 01:33
77 MAS ANUAWAR, Ahmad Haidar  TSI 2:37:24 01:35
78 PHI ROQUE, Rudy AVL 2:37:37 01:48
79 MAS ALI, Ahmad Fallanie  MAS 2:37:43 01:54
80 USA FENG ZHEN, Yu LOF 2:38:09 02:20
81 SIN LIM, Chang Ee Timothy TSI 2:38:09 02:20
82 INA DEALTON, Nur Arif Prayogo PSN 2:38:29 02:40
83 BRU SATA, Muhammad Halid BRU 2:39:39 03:50
84 PHI NICOLAS, Edmundo Jr AVL 2:40:55 05:06

FINAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

PLACE UCI CODE SURNAME, NAME TEAM TIME GAP
1 IRI ASKARI, Hossein TPT 14:15:50
2 VIE TRINH, Duc Tam VIE 14:16:14 00:24
3 MAS SALEH, Mohd Harrif  TSG 14:16:16 00:26
4 IRI NATEGHI, Hossein TPT 14:16:21 00:31
5 UZB HALMURATOV, Muradjan SLY 14:16:25 00:35
6 VIE LE, Van Duan VIE 14:16:29 00:39
7 VIE NGUYEN, Thanh Tam VIE 14:16:34 00:44
8 FRA MARTIN, Maxime François Sylvain TSI 14:16:35 00:45
9 VIE MAI, Nguyen Hung VIE 14:16:37 00:47
10 THA THURAKIT, Boonratanathanakorn THA 14:16:37 00:47
11 UZB SHAEKHOV,  Vadim SLY 14:16:38 00:48
12 PHI REYNANTE, Lloyd Lucien 7EL 14:16:38 00:48
13 MAS AZIZ, Mohd Saiful Anuar  TSG 14:16:39 00:49
14 UZB VOLIK, Konstantin SLY 14:16:40 00:50
15 INA NUR FATHONI,  Muhamad CCC 14:16:40 00:50
16 HKG CHAN, Yat Wai HKG 14:16:40 00:50
17 UZB ABREKOV,  Yusup SLY 14:16:40 00:50
18 PHI VALLENZUELA, Irish AVL 14:16:40 00:50
19 PHI HUALDA, Ronnel 7EL 14:16:41 00:51
20 THA THANAWUT, Sanikwachi THA 14:16:41 00:51
21 PHI OBOSA, Ericson 7EL 14:16:41 00:51
22 IRI MALEKI MIZAN, Ramin TPT 14:16:41 00:51
23 PHI AQUINO, Jerry 7EL 14:16:41 00:51
24 PHI MIER, John Renee LBC 14:16:41 00:51
25 INA BAMBANG, Suryadi PSN 14:16:41 00:51
26 IRI ALIZADEH, Hossein TPT 14:16:41 00:51
27 ESP EDGAR, Nohales Nieto PCN 14:16:41 00:51
28 UAE YOUSOF MOHAMED, Ahmed Mirza UAE 14:16:44 00:54
29 INA GUNAWAN, Hartono CCC 14:16:48 00:58
30 DEN EBSEN, John CCN 14:16:48 00:58
31 JPN NAOTO, Saita PCN 14:16:48 00:58
32 PHI MORALES, Jan Paul 7EL 14:16:49 00:59
33 UKR ZAGORODNIY, Volodymyr  UST 14:16:52 01:02
34 UKR KOBZARENKO, Valeriy UST 14:16:52 01:02
35 HKG HO, Burr HKG 14:16:52 01:02
36 JPN SHINICHI, Fukushima TSG 14:16:52 01:02
37 VIE HO, Van Phuc VIE 14:16:58 01:08
38 PHI JOVEN, Cris AVL 14:16:59 01:09
39 VIE NGUYEN, Truong Ta VIE 14:17:01 01:11
40 UAE MOHAMED HASAN, All.M.H Almurawwi UAE 14:17:03 01:13
41 PHI GALEDO, Mark John Lexe 7EL 14:17:10 01:20
42 PHI OCONER,  George Luis LBC 14:17:11 01:21
43 UKR STARCHYK, Volodymyr UST 14:17:20 01:30
44 PHI ORANZA,  Ronald LBC 14:17:20 01:30
45 PHI LIM, Rustom AVL 14:17:30 01:40
46 PHI BONZO, Mark Julius LBC 14:17:36 01:46
47 IRI SHIRISISAN, Hamid  UST 14:17:40 01:50
48 NED NEDERLOF, Lex CCN 14:17:45 01:55
49 MAS AHMAD LUTFI, Muhammad Fauzan  MAS 14:17:54 02:04
50 MAS ZAINAL, Mohd Nor Rizuan MAS 14:18:02 02:12
51 IRI PASBANKHAJEH, Hamed UST 14:18:11 02:21
52 MAS ROSDI, Mohd Nor Umardi TSG 14:18:12 02:22
53 IRI ASGHARZADEH, Alireza TPT 14:18:13 02:23
54 HKG KO, Sui Wai HKG 14:18:16 02:26
55 INA PRIYA PRASEFYA, HEKSA CCC 14:18:16 02:26
56 MAS HASSAN, Suhardi  MAS 14:18:27 02:37
57 MAS MISBAH, Muhamad Rauf Nur MAS 14:18:27 02:37
58 IRI GHAREHBAGHI POURI, Mohammed UST 14:18:27 02:37
59 PHI CASAYURAN, Denver LBC 14:18:27 02:37
60 PHI ROQUE, Rudy AVL 14:18:40 02:50
61 BRU JOHAR, Ahmad Rifa’ie CCN 14:18:46 02:56
62 PHI BRIOSO, Jemico LBC 14:18:46 02:56
63 TPI WANG, Yin Che LOF 14:18:49 02:59
64 INA FAZAR MULIA, Maruli CCC 14:18:55 03:05
65 INA ANDRIAN SAPUTRA, Tedi CCC 14:19:07 03:17
66 SIN HO, Junrong TSI 14:19:22 03:32
67 MAS MAZUKI, Nur Amirull Fakhruddin TSG 14:19:31 03:41
68 MAS ANUAWAR, Ahmad Haidar  TSI 14:19:49 03:59
69 JPN YUTAKA, Omura PCN 14:19:58 04:08
70 MAS ALI, Ahmad Fallanie  MAS 14:20:21 04:31
71 SIN LIM, Chang Ee Timothy TSI 14:20:50 05:00
72 INA DEALTON, Nur Arif Prayogo PSN 14:21:07 05:17
73 MAS SALLEH, Mohd Zamri TSG 14:22:22 06:32
74 IRI KOLAHDOZ HAGH, Amir  TPT 14:22:35 06:45
75 BRU ABD AZIZ, Muhammad Raihaan BRU 14:22:38 06:48
76 INA AGUNG, Riyanto PSN 14:22:38 06:48
77 THA SAI-UDOMSIN, Phuchong TSI 14:22:48 06:58
78 THA KRITSADA, Changpad  THA 14:22:57 07:07
79 MAS WAN MOHAMMED, Wan Mohamed Najmee LOF 14:23:08 07:18
80 BRU AWANG, Mohammad Nurhaimin BRU 14:23:31 07:41
81 PHI NICOLAS, Edmundo Jr AVL 14:23:45 07:55
82 USA FENG ZHEN, Yu LOF 14:25:09 09:19
83 BRU SATA, Muhammad Halid BRU 14:26:39 10:49
84 UAE MAJID MOHAMMAD, Abdul Rahim Albalooshi UAE 14:29:00 13:10

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