September2012

  • 2013 Tour de Langkawi route announced

    by - Sep 19, 2012
    Malaysia’s Le Tour de Langkawi is arguably the pinup event in the first half of the AsiaTour calendar. Though the 2.HC-ranked Tours of Qatar and Oman have superior funding, ‘LTdL’ delivers colour, passion, energized racing and professionalism...
  • 2012 Tour of China II stage 1: Huainan circuit race

    by - Sep 19, 2012
    If Alexander Serebryakov was today’s biggest winner, the biggest loser was Aisan Racing Team’s Taiji Nishitani. A stage winner last week, the diminutive Japanese sprinter was ejected from the race, along with his team, allegedly due...
  • 2012 Tour of China II Prologue

    by - Sep 18, 2012
    If not for today’s 6.2 kilometre prologue, the three day void that lies between ‘Tour of China I’ & ‘Tour of China II’ – with the underlying motive to keep teams in China for as long...
  • 2012 Tour of China I Stage 6: Wuhan – Wuhan

    by - Sep 14, 2012
    Tyler Magner of BMC Hincapie-Sportswear Development Team looked as surprised as anyone when he took his first big stage win in the UCI elite ranks today. Formerly a stagiaire with Team Type 1, the 21-year old led...
  • 2012 Tour of China I Stage 5: Zaoyang Circuit Race

    by - Sep 13, 2012
    After resting on Taiji Nishitani’s shoulders for less than 24 hours, the sprinter’s blue jersey was (figuratively; it would have been a mighty tight fit otherwise) handed over to Team Type 1 – Sanofi’s Alexander Serebryakov. It was...
  • 2012 Tour of China I stage 4: Xiangyang – Xiangyang

    by - Sep 12, 2012
    Taiji Nishitani secured his second stage win of 2012 in Xiangyang today and was rewarded with enough points to elevate him into the lead of the Tour of China points classification. With the Japan Cup a...
  • 2012 Tour of China I stage 3: Lantian Xi’an – Shangluo

    by - Sep 10, 2012
    Not for the first time this year, Team Type 1 – Sanofi demonstrated its fast-twitch capacity extends beyond Alexander Serebryakov, with Aldo Ino Ilesic giving the squad its second win in two days. The race’s first...
  • 2012 Tour of China I stage 2: Xi’an Circuit Race

    by - Sep 9, 2012
    Rain, damn rain. It’s uncomfortable enough on a point-to-point stage, but its insidious nature is amplified when added to a tight-cornered city circuit race. Despite the potential hazards and the 50kph average speed, all 124 starters finished today’s...
  • 2012 Tour of China I stage 1: Xi’an TTT

    by - Sep 7, 2012
    Combine a mid-season vacuum with two cancelled races in Iran, and it feels like the UCI AsiaTour never left China. Several teams from July’s Tour of Qinghai Lake were back on familiar ground again, with a...
  • 2012 Tour of China I & II preview

    by - Sep 7, 2012
    Subscribers to the “more is better” philosophy will appreciate having not one, but two, Tours of China on the UCI AsiaTour calendar this year. Following two years of a relatively compact schedule, the race has now...