CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

After a big battle between Lampre-Merida and Belkin, Astana had lead-out riders left for the finale, with Kamyshev taking a surprise win in the bunch sprint on stage 3 of the Tour of Hainan; Wang becomes a surprise overall leader

Photo: Sirotti

ASTANA QAZAQSTAN TEAM

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

TOUR OF HAINAN

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS

WOUTER WIPPERT

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS
22.10.2014 @ 17:41 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Arman Kamyshev (Astana) took his first professional victory when he became a surprise winner of the bunch sprint on stage 3 of the Tour of Hainan. The Kazakh held off Maksym Averin (Synergy Baku) and Wouter Wippert (Drapac) while Meiyin Wang (Hengxiang) picked up enough bonus seconds to take the overall lead.

 

Hengxiang’s Wang Meiyin was over the moon as he took the yellow jersey over from Niccolo Bonifazio of Lampre-Merida at Yueliangwan (literally “The Moon Bay”). His victory in the second intermediate sprint led him to the first position overall, as none of the top 3 previous highest ranked riders, Bonifazio, Andrea Palini and Moreno Hofland, managed to score on the finish line where Arman Kamyshev from Kazakhstan emerged as stage 3 winner of the ninth Tour of Hainan. So after three stages, all three Pro Teams in contention (Belkin, Lampre-Merida and Astana) have bagged a success.

 

“One kilometer away from that intermediate sprint point, about twenty riders had broken away and started to fight for time bonus”, Wang explained. “Very few of them remained behind me when I accelerated and I was lucky to gain the time bonus [three seconds, added to nine seconds he collected in the three intermediate sprints in stage 2]. It’s not only an honor for me but it’s an honor for Chinese people that I’m wearing the yellow jersey in such a big race. Now I want to retain the lead with the help of my team in order to make Chinese people even prouder.”


This is not the first time Wang leads an Asia Tour H.C. event. Last year he led Le Tour de Langkawi for two days after winning the legendary stage to the Cameron Highlands and he finished the Malaysian race fifth overall. 

 

“For sure he deserves the yellow jersey”, points classification leader Palini commented. “When he attacked for chasing the time bonus, it wasn’t easy considering the high rhythm of the race. There’s no doubt he’ll do everything he can to keep the jersey. Maybe he’ll go for more intermediate sprints but we’ll also look for time bonus, although it’ll be in the final sprints until stage 7 where we’ll see how well Wang can climb.”

 

After this intermediate sprint in Zhipo Town (km 65), five riders broke clear: Floris Goesinnen and Jordan Kerby (Drapac), Artyom Zakharov (Vino4ever), Milan Kadlec (Dukla Praha) and Samir Jabraylov (Baku). They got a gap of two minutes and gave a hard time to the chasing peloton. “It’s been a fight between us and Belkin”, Palini acknowledged. We didn’t want to let any of them going in a breakaway because we wanted to find some help in the finale but we ruined our strength and we lacked manpower with 2km to go. On the other hand, Astana got well organized and was left with lead out riders.”

 

“I remained boxed in”, Bonifazio said. “The strong side wind was the source of a mistake. I rode too far right.” Second placed Maksym Averyn from Synergy Baku Cycling Project also praised Astana’s good job. “I tried to win but it’s also nice to get a podium finish in an important race like the Tour of Hainan”, the sprinter from Azerbaijan noted. “In the last thirty kilometers, there was a strong side wind, so it was really important to be in a good position. My team did a great job to keep me in the top 5 or 6 all the time but there was one rider faster than me. Astana also did a great job. They made the race very active at the end.”


While Ruslan Tleubayev was expected to be Astana’s sprinter, Kamyshev got the lead out. “I felt better than him during the race”, said the 23 year old from Kazakhstan who was one of the best U23 riders in the world prior to joining the Pro Team last year with victories in Nations Cup races ZLM Tour and Ville de Saguenay under his belt. “This is the fourth time Astana comes to the Tour of Hainan. The organization is very good and this is a very important race for us as the only Asian Pro Team, so we’ll do our best to get more results than this one in the coming six days.”

 

Stage 4 will feature 145.8km from Wenchang to Xinglong.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Bycykling 101: Navigering i byens gader og cykelvenlige... 27.11.2023 @ 12:11The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21

Currently no news in this list

Mohammed Fadzlee ARIFF
44 years | today
Franklin DEESE
33 years | today
Denis VORONTSOV
38 years | today
Huilong BAI
23 years | today
Cristopher MANSILLA
34 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com