Stage 6: Gonghe - Guide
Kump claims third stage win in six days at Tour of Qinghai Lake
Slovenian Marko Kump emphatically stamps his sprint dominance with stage 6 victory, while Iranian Hossein Alizadeh holds on to yellow jersey…
 
By:Aaron S. Lee
 
Guide, CHINA—An eight-man group nearly pulled off a 128-kilometre break before being reeled in by the peloton inside the closing 100 metres when Slovenian Marko Kump (Adria Mobil) sprinted past to claim his third stage win in six days at the 14th ‘Qinghai Rural Credit Cup’ Tour of Qinghai Lake (UCI 2.HC). Italian Liam Bertazzo (Southeast), who has stepped into his team’s sprinter role after teammate and compatriot Jakub Marecako was forced to abandon due to a knee injury suffered during a crash on stage 4, finished second while stage 4 winner Ivan Savitsky (RusVelo) of Russia finished third.
The 26-year-old admitted that while he had targeted the 138-kilometre ‘Jingdu Natural Water’ stage 6 prior to the race, he was not feeling his best heading into the category 1 climb at the 85-kilometre mark at 3,777 metres in elevation. 
“Before this stage I knew that if felt good I could make it with the group to the finish but I didn’t feel good in the beginning of the stage,” said Kump, who claimed the hors catégorie climb on stage 5 took some of the sting out of his legs. “But I kept going and when I was on the top of the climb I realised I was not that far behind.
“We caught the last rider a few metres before the finish line, and thanks to my teammate Domen [Novak] I was able to get the win.”
Kump’s latest win comes a day after his teammate and fellow countryman Primož Roglič claimed victory on a confusing finish that witnessed Radoslav Rogina (Adria Mobil) take a wrong turn inside the final 500 metres which cost him a potential stage win and chance for the overall lead that instead went from Ukrainian Oleksandr Polivoda (Kolss-BDC) to Iranian Hossein Alizadeh (RTS-Santic).
After further deliberation, the Chief Commissaire John McDonnell (NZL) decided overnight that due to incorrect instruction from a road official, Rogina would be allowed to finish with the same time as Hossein, a former stage and race winner (2012). However due to bonus time awarded to Hossein for his second-place finish, Rogina still trails the new race leader by five seconds instead of 18 as was posted following the stage.
“This is for me is a good decision of the chief commissaire” said Adria Mobil sports director Bostjan Mervar. “And we must be satisfied with the decision.
“”We will try to lift the yellow jersey,” he continued. “For us, later is better because when you take the jersey you must defend it and now that responsibility falls on Santic.”
The eight-man break consisted of Chun Kai Feng (Lampre-Merida), Jasper Ockeloen (Parkhotel-Valkenburg), Vladimir Lopezgil (China Continental Team of Gansu Bank), Thomas Vaubourzeix (Lupus Racing Team), and two riders from AirGas-Safeway – Luis Lemus and Griffin Easter – as well as two riders from Amore & Vita-Selle SMP – Marco Zamparella and Volodymyr Kogut.
“They caught me with 25m remaining,” said Vaubourzeix, who finished third overall last year and currently sits 2:54 down on Alizadeh with seven stages remaining. “I did not want to reach the sprint with some of the other, so I saw a small climb and attacked with all I had at 5km to go but it was not enough.”
The 13-stage, 2,027-kilometre Asia Tour race continues on Saturday with the 190km ‘Qinghai Rural Credit’ stage 7 from Guide to Xunhua.
Stage Results:
1. KUMP Marko (ADR)
2. BERTAZZO Liam (STH)
3. SAVITSKIY Ivan (RVL)
Jersey:
GC(Yellow Jersey): ALIZADEH Hossein (RTS)
Points(Green Jersey): KUMP Marko (ADR)
Best Asia(Blue Jersey): ALIZADEH Hossein (RTS)
KOM(Polka dot): COLORADO HERNANDEZ Francisco (NFC)

2015年環青海湖國際公路自行車賽第6賽段:共和 - 貴德
 
馬科爾衝得第三冠阿里扎德成功保住黃衫
 
2015年7月10日,第十四届“青海农信杯”环青海湖国际公路自行车赛将在共和县青海湖大街三角花园迎来第六赛段:“瀞度天然活水”共和-贵德的较量,并在贵德县迎宾西路温泉宾馆顺利结束该赛段137.6公里的争夺。
 
最終來自斯洛文尼亞艾德里亞莫貝爾隊的綠衫馬科爾·孔普(Kump酒店Marko)凭借超强的冲刺实力,在终点前200米从集团右侧单骑冲出,并一路全力加速超越所有对手,拿下一场酣畅淋漓的胜利的同时,也成功捍卫了自己冲刺王的称号;意大利东南队利亚姆(BERTAZZO利亞姆)衝得第二,俄羅斯洛斯維羅車隊的百利金(BALYKIN Ivan)收获赛段第三。各色领骑衫得主今天没有出现变化,来自中华台北RTS森地客车队的阿里扎德(Alizadeh Hossein)继续保有黄、蓝两衫;马科尔在冲刺积分榜上更是遥遥领先,绿衫地位无可撼动;宁夏体彩福克斯车队的科罗拉多(Colorado埃爾南德斯舊金山Jarley)同樣繼續保有爬坡王圓點衫。
 
第六赛段:共和-贵德,赛道全长137.6公里,共设有两个途中冲刺点及一个1级爬坡点。第一冲刺点位于第75.4公里处的巴卡台,东临日月山、南依贵德县、西接龙羊峡、北靠青海湖,是一个四面群山环绕,内有丰富水源、起伏沙漠的草原小盆地,是一片名副其实的“风吹草低见牛羊”的优美山水地带。而车手们在紧随其后的1级爬坡点争夺中将要在10公里内累计爬升377米,来到海拔3777米的坡顶。赛段最后的50公里将沿下坡经过位于第117.8公里的第二冲刺点——拉西瓦镇,车手们将一路下降至2200米的海拔高度,同时下坡路段将一直持续到最后的终点冲刺。
 
赛段起点共和县地处青藏高原东北部、青海湖南岸,是青藏高原的东门户,素有“青藏咽喉”之称。县内拥有恢弘的青藏高原风光,神秘的藏传佛教和源远流长的藏族文化,而遐迩闻名的草原门户—日月山、屋脊宝鉴—-青海湖、黄河明珠—-龙羊峡水电站、吐谷浑古都—伏俟城、唐蕃古道的必经之路—倒淌河,都是中外游客向往的旅游胜地。
 
比赛开始后,大团前方动作不断,多名车手尝试突围,不过大团节奏一度被想要力保黄衫的中华台北RTS森地客车队牢牢掌控。10公里过后,稳定的突围集团逐步形成,其中包括意大利美利达-蓝波车队冯俊凯、甘肃银行洲际队洛佩尔(Loper吉爾弗拉基米爾Yesid),美國艾爾蓋斯賽福威隊萊穆斯(萊穆斯DAVILA路易斯Enrique)等8名车手,在不断的交替领骑以及缓慢上坡的影响下,突围集团的优势不断拉大,而大团在华台北RTS森地客车队以及宁夏体彩福克斯车队的带领下始终将时间差距保持在2分30秒以内。
 
第一衝刺點過後,來自烏克蘭阿莫爾維塔隊的馬爾科(馬可ZAMPARELLA)搶得先機,率先過線,美國艾爾蓋斯賽福威隊格里芬(復活節Griffin)以及美利达-蓝波车队的冯俊凯分获第二、第三。而在随之而来的爬坡点争夺途中,不断有车手从领先集团以及大团中掉队,爬坡能力出众的车手开始各自为战。最终今天突围表现出众、一直保持在突围集团前方的美国卢普斯车队托马斯(VAUBOURZEIX Thomas)率先征服本赛段唯一的1级爬坡点,甘肃银行洲际队洛佩尔第二、乌克兰阿莫尔维塔队的马尔科第三。之后的比赛开始进入下坡阶段,领先的3人集团在第二冲刺点前被后方的5人追击集团成功追回,而美国卢普斯车队的托马斯今天状态极佳,在拿下第一冲刺点后再接再厉冲得第二冲刺点。
 
比赛进入最后5公里后,集团之间的追击开始进入白热化阶段,托马斯率先从领先集团中突围而出,意图以单飞夺冠的形式为今天的表现画上圆满的句号,可惜后方的追击集团并不打算就此罢休,大团成功在最后一公里内将托马斯追回。最后的大团冲刺中绿衫马科尔·孔普当仁不让从集团右后方高速启动,一举拿下本赛段单站冠,同时这也是马科尔在本届环湖赛赢得的第三个单站冠军!
 
 
賽前車手採訪 - 
 
羅格里克(ROGLIC普里莫茲),斯洛文尼亞艾德里亞莫貝爾車隊車手,第五賽段冠軍
 
問:今天你們車隊會有怎樣的計劃?
 
罗格里克:今天是一个很艰难的赛段,我们会尽力做到最好,我们的队伍很强,也期待今天能够有好的成绩。
 
問:你覺得車隊的隊友在經過昨天的比賽之後狀況如何?
 
罗格里克:状态挺不错的,我们就一站接着一站的去比,全力做到最好,希望能有不错的排名。
 
 
冯俊凯,今年成功加盟世界顶级职业队——美利达-蓝波车队的中国台湾地区车手。
 
問:到目前為止你對環湖賽的感想是如何的?
 
冯俊凯:我觉得,这一次比赛比两年前我来的时候要好多了,住宿也不错,不过在高海拔地区身体的反应还是有一些的,比赛相当辛苦。
 
Q:我知道你在欧洲比赛时膝盖有点受伤,你是如何克服这个问题一直到现在?
 
冯俊凯:其实比赛前我是挺没有信心的,因为膝盖有些问题,青海湖又是一个困难的比赛,不过经过队医的治疗后,我已经可以尽量克服了,包括贴一些贴布之类的。之后一天比一天的感觉要好,现在已经没什么问题了。
 
問:對於接下來的比賽你有什麼計劃?
 
冯俊凯:接下来的比赛,我的主要任务是帮助两位爬坡能力较强的队友,还有就是比赛前半段的突围,我的任务基本上就是这个样子。
 
 
賽后車手採訪 - 
 
馬克爾(馬爾科Kump),斯洛文尼亚艾德里亚莫贝尔洲际队车手,本届环青海湖赛第一、第二、第六赛段冠军,目前绿衫保有者
 
“今天的赛段十分艰难,爬坡路段大概有50公里,我觉得今天的状态不错,所以想试试最后的冲刺,在爬坡的时候我逐渐被大团甩开,在下坡的时候又要想办法努力追回。今天的突围集团有很多人,在终点前突围集团的最后一人就在我前方几百米的地方。我的队友今天非常棒,是他们帮我顺利回到大团,而且我们队内还有一名有望争取总成绩排名的车手,他也在帮助我。到了爬坡的时候我看到其他对手的士气很低落,于是就不断的给他们施压,最后我们的车队已经完成了所有能做到的事情,我只是在最后几百米用尽全力冲刺!”
 
 
明天第十四届“青海农信杯”环青海湖国际公路自行车赛第七赛段:“青海农信”贵德-循化,比赛将在贵德县迎宾东路政府门前迎来发车,终点则是位于循化县积石大街,比赛距离190.1公里。
 

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