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Tour of Chongming Island 2011

 

 

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Preview

Tour of Chongming Island, 11-13 May, Chongming, China 2.1 UCI

 

Preview

The next big racing challenge for the elite women starts in China this week. Located at the mid-point of China's coastline on the West Pacific coast, situated at the estuary of the Yangtze River, Chongming Island, is China's third biggest island as well as the world's biggest river mouth alluvial island.

This is the fifth year of the Tour of Chongming and the second year that the Chinese event will host a round of the the World Cup.

In the Tour of Chongming, last year's winner, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC Highroad) is poised to repeat her own and the team's performance. There will be no repeat however, of the battle between Teutenberg and Kirsten Wild (AA Drink-Leontien.nl). Wild has decided not to ride having competed in both track and road already this season. However, Teutenberg will not be without sprinting competition.  Emma Johansson (Hitec) has been performing well. Hitec Products UCK will want to give their leader another win after her victory in Dottignies. Lotto Honda's Rochelle Gilmore was third last year and will be pushing to get the best over her nemeses Teutenberg. Additionally, World Champion and renowned sprinter, Giorgia Bronzini is in China with the Italian National team, she will undoubtedly enjoy the flat, fast stages although her finale strength (speed) is sometimes more obvious in a slightly uphill finish.

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Tour of Chongming Stages

Stage 1

The three stages of the Tour of Chongming, take in the expanse of the rural island. Stage one, “Chongming New City Cup” Chongbei Stage,  11th, May 2011, 73.4km, starts in Chengqiao Town. It takes a route through the central part of the island, before looping back to Chengqiao.

Stage 2

The "Chongming Industrial Zone Cup” Chongxi Stage takes place on 12th, May 2011, 118.4km. The second stage starts in Chengqiao Town again, this time heading north to the top edge of the island and Chongxi province. This stage has some narrow technical corners that will test the riders. After 118.4km, the peloton will return to Chengqiao for the sprint to the finish.

Stage 3

The final stage, "Shanghai East Beach Cup” City Circuit, 13th, May 2011, starts and finishes in the central city of Chengqiao Town. The riders will navigate a wide 7.2km circuit eleven times to cover 79.2km.

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World Cup, Round 5

With current World Cup leader, Marianne Vos (Nederland Bloeit) taking a well deserved break, it will be down to team mate Annemiek van Vleuten to defend the World Cup position of the team. If van Vleuten places fifth or better in Sunday's race, she will take the World Cup lead from Vos. Emma Johansson (Hitec) sits in third place in the standings after Fleche Wallone, 40 points behind Vos and 13 points behind van Vleuten. Johansson is the only rider able to take the jersey from Nederland Bloeit, she must finish first or second and van Vleuten must miss out on a top five place in order to move into the World Cup lead.

Current World Cup Standings (after Round 4 - La Fleche Wallone Femmes)

Position Name Team Binda Flanders Drenthe Fleche Total
1 Marianne Vos  Nederland Bloeit 35 75 75 185
2 Annemiek Van Vleuten  Nederland Bloeit 35 75 24 24 158
3 Emma Johansson Hitec Products - UCK 50 30 15 50 145
4 Emma Pooley  Garmin - Cervelo 75 11 86
5 Judith Arndt HTC Highroad Women 21 27 35 83

For full list of World Cup standings after fter Round 4 - La Fleche Wallone Femmes, click here

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Race Dates Summary

Stage 1 - Wednesday 11th May - Chongming New City Cup - Chongbei  73.4km

Stage 2 - Thursday 12th May - Chongming Industrial Zone Cup - Chongxi 118.4km

Stage 3 - Friday 13th May - Shanghai East Beach Cup - City Circuit  11 laps x 7.2km

Rest Day - Saturday 14th May 

UCI Road World Cup Round 5 - Sunday 15th May - 136.3km

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Team List

Coming from 14 countries and regions, the UCI professional teams as well as national teams participating in the two races totals 19 teams. 

HTC HIGHROAD WOMEN, 

NEDERLAND BLOEIT, 

GARMIN – CERVELO, 

HITEC PRODUCTS – UCK, 

MCIPOLLINI-GIAMBENINI, 

LOTTO HONDA TEAM, 

VAIANO SOLARISTECH, 

VIENNE FUTUROSCOPE, 

ABUS NUTRIXXION, 

ALRIKSSON GO:GREEN, 

CHINA CHONGMING - GIANT PRO CYCLING, 

GERMANY NATIONAL TEAM,

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM, 

USA NATIONAL TEAM, 

RUSSIA NATIONAL TEAM, 

UKRAINE NATIONAL TEAM, 

SOUTH KOREA NATIONAL TEAM, 

AUSTRIA NATIONAL TEAM 

THAILAND NATIONAL TEAM

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