- CNTV English - CCTV News

Shpilevskiy wins stage 7 at Tour of Qinghai Lake

07-24-2010 10:50 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

The 2010 Tour of Qinghai Lake completed a grueling stage seven on Friday. The 3,900-meter high Haitar Mountain provided a tough challenge for all the riders in the field.

Stage seven took the riders from Xihaizhen to Qilian.

It was a 123 km trek featuring two K.O.M. climbs including a hors categorie or "beyond categorization" climb to 3,869 meters just fifteen kilometers from the finish.

Wu Shengjun of Qinghai Tianyoude Cycling Team and Hongkong Cycling Team's Yeung Ying Hon broke away from the peloton early in the stage and tried to build the lead from then on.

But, when the race approched Haitar Mountain, the leading group were caught during the tough climb.

In the 15km downhill race to the finish, there was a group sprint to the line.

Finally, Boris Shpilevskiy of the Russian National Team won the stage with a tiny advantage in three hours two minutes and one second.

Boris Shpilevskiy, Russian National Team, said, "It was really a tough stage. The climb is quite difficult and it is exhausting. I won the stage thanks to the cooperation of my teammates."

Liu Peng, China National Team, said, "It was so difficult. I felt out of breath during the race. "

Hossein Askari of the Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team kept the yellow jersey. The eighth stage is from Qilian to Qingshizui with a distance of 150km.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program