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2008–09 UCI Asia Tour

2008–09 UCI Asia Tour
Fifth edition of the UCI Asia Tour
Dates4 October 2008 (2008-10-04)–13 September 2009
Individual champion Ghader Mizbani (IRI) (Tabriz Petrochemical Team)
Teams' championTabriz Petrochemical Team
Nations' champion Kazakhstan
← 2007–08

The 2008–09 UCI Asia Tour was the 5th season of the UCI Asia Tour. The season began on 4 October 2008 with the Tour of Milad du Nour and ended on 13 September 2009 with the Tour de Hokkaido.

The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI Asia Tour cycling jersey. Hossein Askari from Iran was the defending champion of the 2007–08 UCI Asia Tour. Ghader Mizbani of Iran was crowned as the 2008–09 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



Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
4–8 October Tour of Milad du Nour  Iran 2.2  Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
12–16 October Kerman Tour  Iran 2.2  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
19–25 October Tour of Hong Kong Shanghai  Hong Kong
2.2  Christoff van Heerden (RSA) Team Konica Minolta–Bizhub
26 October Japan Cup  Japan 1.HC  Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre
8–9 November Tour de Okinawa  Japan 2.2  Yukiya Arashiro (JPN) Meitan Hompo-GDR
11–19 November Tour of Hainan  China 2.1  Boris Shpilevsky (RUS) Preti Mangimi
23 November–5 December Tour d'Indonesia  Indonesia 2.2  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
13 December International Grand Prix Al-Khor  Qatar 1.2  Rafaâ Chtioui (TUN) Doha Team
14 December International Grand Prix Losail  Qatar 1.2  Abdelbasset Hannachi (ALG) Doha Team
14–21 December Tour of South China Sea  China
 Hong Kong
2.2  Xu Gang (CHN) Hong Kong Shanghai Sports Institute
15 December International Grand Prix Messaeed  Qatar 1.2  Aymen Ben Hassine (TUN) Doha Team
16 December International Grand Prix Doha  Qatar 1.2  Aymen Ben Hassine (TUN) Doha Team
18–20 December Cycling Golden Jersey  Qatar 2.2  Alexey Lyalko (KAZ) Ulan


Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
23 January H. H. Vice President Cup  United Arab Emirates 1.2  Aymen Ben Hassine (TUN) Doha Team
24 January Emirates Cup  United Arab Emirates 1.2  Aymen Ben Hassine (TUN) Doha Team
1–6 February Tour of Qatar  Qatar 2.1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step
9–15 February Tour de Langkawi  Malaysia 2.HC  José Serpa (COL) Diquigiovanni–Androni
8–14 March Tour de Taiwan  Taiwan 2.2  Krzysztof Jezowski (POL) CCC–Polsat–Polkowice
4–9 April Tour of Thailand  Thailand 2.2  Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
19–26 April Jelajah Malaysia  Malaysia 2.2  Tim Roe (AUS) Savings & Loans Cycling Team
30 April–3 May Tour of Singkarak  Indonesia 2.2  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
11–15 May President Tour of Iran  Iran 2.2  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
17–24 May Tour of Japan  Japan 2.2  Sergio Pardilla (ESP) Carmiooro A Style
28–31 May Tour de Kumano  Japan 2.2  Valentin Iglinsky (KAZ) Kazakhstan (national team)
5–14 June Tour de Korea  South Korea 2.2  Roger Beuchat (SUI) Team Neotel
17–26 July Tour of Qinghai Lake  China 2.HC  Andrey Mizurov (KAZ) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
28–30 July Perlis Open  Malaysia 2.2  Anuar Manam (MAS) Azad University Iran
8–10 August Tour de East Java  Indonesia 2.2  Andrey Mizurov (KAZ) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
16 August Asian Cycling ChampionshipsRoad race  Indonesia CC  Dmitry Fofonov (KAZ) Kazakhstan (national team)
17 August Asian Cycling ChampionshipsTime trial  Indonesia CC  Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) Kazakhstan (national team)
9–13 September Tour de Hokkaido  Japan 2.2  Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) EQA-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design

Final standings

Individual classification[edit]

Rank Name Team Points
1.  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team 384.5
2.  Andrey Mizurov (KAZ) Tabriz Petrochemical Team 368.5
3.  Boris Shpilevsky (RUS) Russia (national team) 254
4.  Dmitry Fofonov (KAZ) Kazakhstan (national team) 242
5.  Valentin Iglinsky (KAZ) Kazakhstan (national team) 217
6.  Aymen Ben Hassine (TUN) Doha Team 179.66
7.  Abdelbasset Hannachi (ALG) Doha Team 178
8.  Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) EQA-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design 161
9.  Taiji Nishitani (JPN) Aisan Racing Team 152.25
10.  Jai Crawford (AUS) Savings & Loans Cycling Team 146

Team classification[edit]

Rank Team Points
1. Tabriz Petrochemical Team 1015
2. Doha Team 628.66
3. Azad University Iran 438
4. Diquigiovanni–Androni 335
5. EQA-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design 268
6. Aisan Racing Team 250
7. Savings & Loans Cycling Team 240
8. Cervélo TestTeam 228
9. Seoul Cycling Team 210
10. Carmiooro A Style 205

Nation classification[edit]

Rank Nation Points
1.  Kazakhstan 1259.82
2.  Iran 1015.5
3.  Japan 780.25
4.  Malaysia 292
5.  Uzbekistan 255.98
6.  South Korea 255
7.  Kyrgyzstan 185
8.  China 183
9.  Hong Kong 150
10.  Syria 139

Nation under-23 classification[edit]

Rank Nation under-23 Points
1.  Iran 160
2.  Kazakhstan 89.98
3.  Malaysia 63
3.  Japan 63
5.  Mongolia 44
6.  Thailand 41
7.  Vietnam 40
8.  North Korea 38
9.  China 36
10.  South Korea 30
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