2011 Tour of Qinghai Lake (2.HC) 1st July - 10th July

May 25, 2010
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2011 Tour of Qinghai Lake


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Former Winners:
2010 ASKARI Hossein (IRI) - Tabriz
2009 MIZOUROV Andrey (IRI) - Tabriz
2008 HAMILTON Tyler (USA) - Rock Racing
2007 MISSAGLIA Gabriele (ITA) - Selle Italia
2006 TJALLINGII Maarten (NED) - Skil-Shimano
2005 MARES Martin (CZE) - ZVZ
2004 COX Ryan (RSA) - Barloworld
2003 CUNEGO Damiano (ITA) - Saeco
2002 DANIELSON Tom (USA) - Mercury CT

2011 Teams

UCI Pro-Continental Teams

UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling (Jon. Clarke)
Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis (Verschoor)
Andalucia Caja Granada (Lobato)
CCC Polsat Polkowice (Morajko)
Colnago - CSF Inox (Modolo)
Caja Rural (Galdos)

Continental Teams
Tabriz Petrochemical Team (Sohrabi, Alizadeh)
Azad University
Giant Kenda Cycling Team (McCann, Crawford)
Perutnina PTUJ
Amore & Vita (Bileka)
Loborika Favorit Team (Rogina)
V Australia (Johnny Walker)
Champion System - HKG Team
Marco Polo Cycling Team
Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team
China (°361) - CHN
Max Success Sports

National Teams
Russian National Team
Kazakhstan National Team
Ukrainian National Team (Metlushenko)

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Figured since I'm going to be following the race, I'll make a thread for it. Not that there'll be much news or discussion on it but I think it'll be a nice contrast to the theme of month. =D

Tabriz seem to be the team to beat, Sohrabi is absolutely dominating the AsiaTour, Shpilevsky won stages and they have the reigning winner returning and a guy who finished 2nd 3 times! (Mizbani)

Any favourites I've missed or mistakes just let me now.

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May 25, 2010
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Stage 1 "Skoda Shanghai" Xining Circuit Race (Xining July 2) 132.3km (9 laps)

There's a circuit the day beforehand apparently, but its not listed as a stage - prologue maybe? Anyways....

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Slight uphill finish but one for the sprinters. I'll predict Mahdi Sohrabi - you heard it here first, yes yes!
 
Feb 4, 2011
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the following are the riders of the continental team


ANDALUCIA - CAJA GRANADA
11 ROSENDO PRADO Jesus Spain
12 PALOMARES VILLAPLANA Adrian Spain
13 CABELLO BAENA Antonio Spain
14 TORIBIO ALCOLEA Jose Vicente Spain
15 LOBATO DEL VALLE Juan Jose Spain
16 RAMIREZ ABEJA Javier Spain
17 LECHUGA RODRIGUEZ Pablo Spain

COLNAGO - CSF INOX
21 MODOLO Sacha Italy
22 LOCATELLI Paolo Italy
23 LOMBARDI Omar Italy
24 PASQUALON Andrea Italy
25 PIECHELE Andrea Italy
26 CADDEO Manuele Italy
27 PAGANI Angelo Italy

UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRESENTED BY MAXXIS
31 CLARKE Jonathan Australia
32 CLARKE Hilton Australia
33 HEGEVARY Adrian United States
34 KEOUGH Jacobe United States
35 WHITE Bradley United States
36 ZWIZANSKI Scott United States
37 JENKINS Max United States

CCC POLSAT POLKOWICE
41 MORAJKO Jacek Poland
42 RUTKIEWICZ Marek Poland
43 WITECKI Mariusz Poland
44 PIMENTA COSTA MENDES José Joao Portugal
45 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz Poland
46 JANIACZYK Blazej Poland
47 HONKISZ Adrian Poland

CAJA RURAL
51 GALDOS ALONSO Aitor Spain
52 MORA ORTIZ Arturo Spain
53 GARCIA ETXEGIBEL Egoitz Spain
55 ROMERO ETXEBARRIA Igor Spain
56 FERRARI Fabricio Uruguay
57 SOBRINO Joaquin Spain

TEAM TYPE 1
61 CALABRIA Fabio Australia
62 DUGAN William United States
63 GRENDENE Andrea Italy
64 KING Benjamin Australia
65 SHMIDT Alexey Russia
66 STEWART Scott United States
67 VERSCHOOR Martijn Netherlands

considering only these guys, who can do better for GC? and for the stages?
 
May 25, 2010
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Thanks for the reminder, missed putting links in the OP, updated now.

As I said, Tabriz all the way. Not sure about Andalucia but if Rosendo can climb, then they'll give it a bit of a mix up. Rogina from Loborika only just missed out on the overall last year so he'll be wanting to go one better.
 
Feb 4, 2011
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Tuarts said:
Thanks for the reminder, missed putting links in the OP, updated now.

As I said, Tabriz all the way. Not sure about Andalucia but if Rosendo can climb, then they'll give it a bit of a mix up. Rogina from Loborika only just missed out on the overall last year so he'll be wanting to go one better.

I agree with Tabriz and with Rogina, not a lot with Rosendo.

Anyway, I'm intresting only in the riders that I've posted :)
what about MARCZYNSKI? can be the best in the GC? or should I go for Pimenta?
 
Mar 31, 2010
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no colombia es passion anymore :(

iranians will be favorites, I predict mirsamad poor seiedi to win
 
Mar 31, 2010
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TeoSheva said:
maybe you can ask to my previous questions? :)
marczynski hasn't shown in a long time to be able to climb well, he was a pretty big talent. pimenta is a saver bet but I think he will focus for volta portugal, when ccc ride?
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Tomasz Marczynski just dominated the Polish RR and ITT, along with the Tour of Maloposka.

Marek Rutkiewicz is also coming along at right time.

Both of these guys and maybe Mendes to do something for CCC
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
marczynski hasn't shown in a long time to be able to climb well, he was a pretty big talent. pimenta is a saver bet but I think he will focus for volta portugal, when ccc ride?
CCC have 18 riders on their books.

They are, for the first time, eligible to ride the Tour de Pologne now that they're on the biopassport, which is at the same time as a Volta. 9 riders in Portugal + 8 riders in Poland would really stretch them, plus Poland is their key market.

However, from the TdP's website it appears that they're going with the traditional "all ProTour teams + a Polish national team" setup of recent years. In which case I assume Rutkiewicz, Marczynski and either Morajko or Janiaczyk will ride for that. That would leave Mendes, Schulze and Bodnar as the best names left over for the Volta.
 
May 6, 2009
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jaylew said:
Isn't this race held entirely at elevation? Anyway, MMS for 2 or 3 wins.
Yeah, surely this would be a piece of cake for the Colombians when dealing with the altitude.
 
May 25, 2010
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Tabriz have Mizbani and Askari for GC and Sohrabi and Shpilevsky for stages/sprints. Very strong team.
 
Mar 8, 2009
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Hmmm always a bit of a lottery with the altitude and possibility of food poisoning, i reckon Dave McCann for a roughie though it's always hard to see anyone beating Tabriz. And you never know with any other riders who may be coming from altitude like loads of the north americans who train up in Colorado etc but then guys coming from America and western europe always struggling with the jet lag for a bit too. Gonna be interesting, wish there was live streaming:D
 
May 25, 2010
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Jono L. said:
Hmmm always a bit of a lottery with the altitude and possibility of food poisoning, i reckon Dave McCann for a roughie though it's always hard to see anyone beating Tabriz. And you never know with any other riders who may be coming from altitude like loads of the north americans who train up in Colorado etc but then guys coming from America and western europe always struggling with the jet lag for a bit too. Gonna be interesting, wish there was live streaming:D
Don't say you wish to be back there! :D
 
Mar 8, 2009
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Tuarts said:
Don't say you wish to be back there! :D
Hell yeh!

But not unless I could spend some time at altitude beforehand. But definitely not AT Qinghai lake per se, any of the teams who go up there for a week or two before the race tend to be reaching for a snug fitting noose before the race has even begun:p
 
Mar 8, 2010
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I just saw from TV that Boris Shpilevski won Huzhu Circuit Race(it's called as warm-up stage,not the stage 1)
 

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