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2006–07 UCI Asia Tour

2006–07 UCI Asia Tour
Third edition of the UCI Asia Tour
Details
Dates22 October 2006 (2006-10-22) – 17 September 2007
LocationAsia
Races24
Champions
Individual champion Hossein Askari (IRI) (Giant Asia Racing Team)
Teams' championGiant Asia Racing Team
Nations' champion Iran
← 2005–06

The 2006–07 UCI Asia Tour was the third season of the UCI Asia Tour. The season began on 22 October 2006 with the Japan Cup and ended on 17 September 2007 with the Tour de Hokkaido.

The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI Asia Tour cycling jersey. Ghader Mizbani from Iran was the defending champion of the 2005–06 UCI Asia Tour. Hossein Askari of Iran was crowned as the 2006–07 UCI Asia Tour champion.

Throughout the season, points are awarded to the top finishers of stages within stage races and the final general classification standings of each of the stages races and one-day events. The quality and complexity of a race also determines how many points are awarded to the top finishers, the higher the UCI rating of a race, the more points are awarded.

The UCI ratings from highest to lowest are as follows:

  • Multi-day events: 2.HC, 2.1 and 2.2
  • One-day events: 1.HC, 1.1 and 1.2

Events

2006

Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
22 October Japan Cup  Japan 1.1  Riccardo Riccò (ITA) Saunier Duval–Prodir
12 November Tour de Okinawa  Japan 1.2  Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) Cycle Racing Team Vang
12–17 November Tour of Hainan  China 2.2  Sergey Kolesnikov (RUS) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow
25–30 December Tour of South China Sea  China
 Hong Kong
 Macau
2.2  Alexander Khatuntsev (RUS) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow

2007

Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
6–12 January Jelajah Malaysia  Malaysia 2.2  Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Iran (national team)
20–25 January Tour of Siam  Thailand 2.2  Jai Crawford (AUS) Giant Asia Racing Team
28 January – 2 February Tour of Qatar  Qatar 2.1  Wilfried Cretskens (BEL) Quick-Step–Innergetic
2–11 February Tour de Langkawi  Malaysia 2.HC  Anthony Charteau (FRA) Crédit Agricole
3–7 March Taftan Tour  Iran 2.2  Hossein Nateghi (IRI) MES Kerman
18–24 March Tour de Taiwan  Taiwan 2.2  Shawn Milne (USA) Health Net–Maxxis
21–27 April Kerman Tour  Iran 2.2  Pavel Nevdakh (KAZ) Brisasport Turkiye
20–27 May Tour of Japan  Japan 2.2  Francesco Masciarelli (ITA) Acqua & Sapone–Caffè Mokambo
22–29 May Azerbaïjan Tour  Iran 2.2  Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
4–8 July Tour de East Java  Indonesia 2.2  Björn Glasner (GER) Regiostrom–Senges
14–22 July Tour of Qinghai Lake  China 2.HC  Gabriele Missaglia (ITA) Diquigiovanni–Selle Italia
29 July – 3 August Tour of Hong Kong Shanghai  Hong Kong
 China
2.2  James Meadley (AUS) Jelly Belly Cycling Team
4–5 August Melaka Chief Minister Cup  Malaysia 2.2  Mohamed Rauf Nur Misbah (MAS) Malaysia (national team)
8–14 August Tour of Milad du Nour  Iran 2.2  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
18 August Test Event Road Cycling Beijing 2008Road race  China 2.2  Gabriele Bosisio (ITA) Italy (national team)
19 August Test Event Road Cycling Beijing 2008Time trial  China 2.2  Cadel Evans (AUS) Australia (national team)
1–9 September Tour de Korea  South Korea 2.2  Park Sung-Baek (KOR) South Korea (national team)
8 September Asian Cycling ChampionshipsRoad race  Thailand CC  Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) Japan (national team)
10 September Asian Cycling ChampionshipsTime trial  Thailand CC  Eugen Wacker (KGZ) Kyrgyzstan (national team)
13–17 September Tour de Hokkaido  Japan 2.2  Henri Werner (GER) Isaac

Final standings

Individual classification[edit]

Rank Name Team Points
1.  Hossein Askari (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team 313
2.  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team 300
3.  Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) Nippo Corporation-Meitan Honpo co. Ltd-Asada 233
4.  Park Sung-Baek (KOR) South Korea (national team) 202
5.  Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Iran (national team) 163
6.  Gabrielle Missaglia (ITA) Diquigiovanni–Selle Italia 152
7.  Yukiya Arashiro (JPN) Nippo Corporation-Meitan Honpo co. Ltd-Asada 146
8.  Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team 144
9.  Jai Crawford (AUS) Giant Asia Racing Team 129
10.  Alberto Loddo (ITA) Diquigiovanni–Selle Italia 126

Team classification[edit]

Rank Team Points
1. Giant Asia Racing Team 908
2. Nippo Corporation-Meitan Honpo co. Ltd-Asada 585
3. Diquigiovanni–Selle Italia 463
4. Hong Kong Pro Cycling 419
5. Islamic Azad University Cycling Team 326
6. Skil–Shimano 237
7. Aisan Racing Team 183
8. Discovery Channel–Marco Polo 151
9. Relax–GAM 124
10. Drapac–Porsche Development Program 119

Nation classification[edit]

Rank Nation Points
1.  Iran 1337
2.  Japan 1103
3.  Kazakhstan 448
4.  Hong Kong 445
5.  Uzbekistan 428
6.  South Korea 373
7.  Malaysia 204
8.  Kyrgyzstan 202
9.  United Arab Emirates 125
10.  Mongolia 115

Nation under-23 classification[edit]

Rank Nation under-23 Points
1.  South Korea 336
2.  Iran 238
3.  Malaysia 184
4.  Japan 144
5.  Hong Kong 122
6.  Kazakhstan 114
7.  Uzbekistan 83
8.  Mongolia 59
9.  Indonesia 46
9.  Syria 46
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