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Tour of Thailand 2010 - Stage 2
 
By Lee Rodgers
Date: 4/2/2010
Tour of Thailand 2010 - Stage 2
 

Tour of Thailand, Stage 2
Dave McCann Wins Stage, Jelly Belly's Reijnin Holds On To Yellow

Stage 2:  Ubon Ratchathani - Mugdaharn 177.5 km
The onus was on JellyBelly to police the stage after they cranked it up to score the top five placings in the ITT, so it was hard to see the logic of an attack after 300 metres by three riders – a Malaysian, Ali Ahmad Fallanie, Bridgestone Anchor’s Kenji Itami and a Plan B rider whose name unfortunately I can’t get hold of. Hardest to fathom was the inclusion of Itami – he won the UCI Tour of Okinawa in 2009 and came here with a decent enough team.

We took it easy in the pack, letting the Jelly Bean guys set the pace, though the lack of aggression was partly due to the heat – 35 degrees and rising by 10am. Not a great deal happened til the last 50 km, with the breakaway trio still in front by 3mins 25. Then all hell broke loose.

Attacks went off like firecrackers at Chinese New Year, first by some Kazakh riders, followed by – well, just about everyone. Especially aggressive from 40km in were the MedScene boys, in particular Nicholas White – also testing the waters were the CKT Team with Deon Locke.

The reason for the sudden attacking was two-fold; and both involved Jelly Bean. Will Dickenson and Michael Friedman put in a lot of work over the first 120 kilometers and fell off the pace, leaving the race leader Kiel Reijnen with only two lieutenants, Will Routley and Jonathan Chodroff. Chodroff in particular was impressive throughout, putting in massive turns of up to 5 km at a spell to protect his leader.

Rutley punctured with 15 km to go and never got back on. The speed at this point was up to 55, and hit a max of 60 km/h over the final kilometres. I was hanging on for dear life, amazed by the pace. By the final km I was sure I was in the third group and couldn’t understand why the others were sprinting; but incredibly I finished in the same group as the stage winner, Dave McCann of the Giant team.

Jelly Belly finished the day still in yellow but lost a lot of positions on the GC as a result of their bad luck. Team manager Danny Van Haute said,  “At the end of the day we’re still in yellow, but with the heat and the conditions it might be hard to hold on to it. We’re not demoralized [by today’s events], but -well, we’re happy enough; though we lost the Team GC we are still in Yellow. We’ll see what happens in the next few days.”

I finished and collapsed in a heap outside a little store, the owner of which came running out to me with a cold Coke and a bag of ice. I looked up through sweat-stinging eyes and in my near-delirious state uttered “I love you.” He didn’t look too impressed...

…The Individual GC results just came in. I moved up to 5th.

I have to say a massive thank you to my teammates for supporting me, they all fell away in the final kilometres but they were brilliant throughout.

Tomorrow we ride again…

Stage 2 Results
 Ubon Ratchathani - Mugdaharn

177.5 km - 4:07:51 - 43.20 km/h
1 121 Irl19730317 Mccann David Gnt 4:07:51 -10:10
2 265 Tha19911018 Liphongyu Nawuti Tha -06
3 171 Mas19861011 Manan Anuar Mas - :04 00:00

4 131 Mas19860425 Anuawar Ahmad Haidar Mpc
5 173 Mas19831210 Salleh Mohd Zamri Mas - 0:00

6 61 Est19690717 Kirsipuu Jaan Ckt - 00:00
7 221 Jpn19750607 Nodera Hidenori Smn - 00:00
8 263 Tha19850111 Bualoi Okart Tha - 00:01
9 172 Mas19910429 Othman Mohd Adiq Husainie Mas - 00:00
10 225 Jpn19850828 Murakami Junpei Smn - 00:00
11 165 Kaz19830805 Dymovskikh Alexandr Kaz - 00:00
12 4 Usa19781019 Neil Shirley Kbs - 00:00
13 254 Vie19880405 Mai Nguyen Hung Vie - 00:00
14 34 Iri19790527 Seyed Rezaei Khormizi Vak - 00:00
15 81 Ina19860901 Wijaya Endra Ccc - 00:00
16 82 Ina19830626 Prasetya P Heksa Ccc - 00:00
17 264 Tha19870702 Jeebthaworn Natthapon Tha - 00:00
18 235 Rsa19850828 Hanco Kachelhoffer Mct - 00:00
19 21 Jpn19820215 Shinagawa Masahiro Ais - 00:00
20 152 Usa19860601 Reijnen Kiel Jbc - 00:02 00:00
Stage 2 Results .pdf

Intermediate Sprint Points Stage 2
No. Bib Uci Code Surname-Name Team Is#1 Is#2 Total

1 45 Jpn19880915 Itami Kenji Bgt 3 3
2 152 Usa19860601 Reijnen Kiel Jbc 2 2
3 174 Mas19830610 Ali Ahmad Fallanie Mas 1 3 4
4 193 Aus19840202 Daniel Furmston Pbr 2 2
5 263 Tha19850111 Bualoi Okart Tha 1 1

Points Classification After Stage 2
1 121 Irl19730317 Mccann David Gnt 16

2 265 Tha19911018 Liphongyu Nawuti Tha 14
3 171 Mas19861011 Manan Anuar Mas 13
4 131 Mas19860425 Anuawar Ahmad Haidar Mpc 12

5 173 Mas19831210 Salleh Mohd Zamri Mas 11
6 61 Est19690717 Kirsipuu Jaan Ckt 10
7 221 Jpn19750607 Nodera Hidenori Smn 9
8 263 Tha19850111 Bualoi Okart Tha 9
9 172 Mas19910429 Othman Mohd Adiq Husainie Mas 7
10 225 Jpn19850828 Murakami Junpei Smn 6

General Classification After Stage 2
1 152 Usa19860601 Reijnen Kiel Jbc 4:07:51 4:14:31
2 234 Rsa19740108 Nicholas White Mct 0:00:15
3 121 Irl19730317 Mccann David Gnt :00:16

4 62 Aus19870525 Locke Deon Ckt :00:20
5 113 Jpn19720516 Lee Rodgers Fuj 00:21

6 4 Usa19781019 Neil Shirley Kbs 0:23
7 2 Usa19750226 Alex Candelario Kbs 0:24
8 64 Est19811109 Ojavee Mart Ckt 0:24
9 95 Ger19860610 Sascha Damrow Ccn 0:25
10 225 Jpn19850828 Murakami Junpei Smn 0:31
11 61 Est19690717 Kirsipuu Jaan Ckt 0:32
12 235 Rsa19850828 Hanco Kachelhoffer Mct 0:32
13 105 Den19720313 Martin Hammer Dsb 0:32
14 182 Mgl19850617 Tuguldur Tuulkhangai Mgl 0:32
15 231 Rsa19731122 Malcolm Lange Mct 0:32
16 133 Aus19780617 Hall Bradeley Mpc 0:33
17 194 Nzl19820323 Brett Tivers Pbr 0:34
18 262 Tha19890318 Boonratanathanakorn Tha 0:35
19 261 Tha19880323 Sai-Udomsin Phuchong Tha 0:35
20 51 Chn19891223 Jiang Kun Mss 0:35
21 265 Tha19911018 Liphongyu Nawuti Tha 0:36
22 165 Kaz19830805 Dymovskikh Alexandr Kaz 0:36
23 1 Usa19820106 Daniel Bowman Kbs 4:07:51 4:15:07 0:00:36
24 35 Iri19870920 Nateghi Saeid Vak 4:07:51 4:15:08 0:00:37
25 3 Usa19890317 Cheyne Hoag Kbs 4:07:51 4:15:08 0:00:37
General Classificagtion . After Stage 2.pdf

Team Classification After Stage 2
1 Medscheme Cycling Team (MCT) 12:44:41
2 CKT TMIT - Champion System (CKT)  12:44:49
3 Kelly Benefit Strategies (KBS) 12:44:56

4 Shimano Racing Team (SMN) 12:45:10
5 Thailand National Team (THA) 12:45:25

6 Giant Asia Racing (GNT) 12:45:33
7 Vali ASR Kerman Team (VAK)  12:45:34
8 Bridgestone Anchor (BGT)  12:45:42
9 Japan National Team (JPN)  12:45:44
10 Aisan Racing Team (AIS)  12:45:46
11 Malaysia National Team (MAS) 12:45:47
12 Marco Polo Cycling Team (MPC)  12:45:47
13 Kazakhstan National Team (KAZ)  12:45:55
14 Custom Cycling Club (CCC) 12:46:03
15 Polygon Sweet Nice Team (PSN)  12:46:20
16 Champion System - Max Success  (MSS)  12:48:05
17 Cycling Team CCN (CCN)  12:48:25
18 Vietnam National Team (VIE) 12:48:27
19 Uzbekistan National Team (UZB)  12:48:40
20 Designabrookers (DSB) 12:48:41
21 Mongolia National Team (MGL)  12:48:59
22 Jelly Belly Cycling P/B Kenda (JBC)  12:49:33
23 7-Eleven Racing Team (CRT)  12:52:18
24 Plan B Racing (PBR) 12:52:20
25 CS Racing (CSR) 12:53:45
26 Fuji Asia (FUJ) 12:55:08

UCI Asia Tour - 2.2
Princess Mamackakri Sirindhon's Cup Tour of Thailand
            April 1 - 6 2010
Tour of Thailand - Getting There

Stage 1:  Tung Sri - Muang Ubon Ratchathani  ITT 5.6 km
Stage 2:  Ubon Ratchathani - Mugdaharn 177.5 km
Stage 3:  Mugdaharn - Nakhonphanom  171.1 km
Stage 4:  Nakhonphanom - Mukdaharn   207.3 km ^^
Stage 5:  Mukdaharn - Ubonratchathani  190.3 km^
Stage 6:  Ubonratchathani  186.3 km
Race Website
Race Presentation
Organizer: Thai Cycling Association
Start List: Teams, Riders and Numbers

 
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