2007–08 UCI Asia Tour

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2007–08 UCI Asia Tour
Fourth edition of the UCI Asia Tour
Dates 28 October 2007 (2007-10-28)–15 September 2008
Location Asia
Rounds 26
Individual champion  Hossein Askari (IRI) (Tabriz Petrochemical Team)
Teams' champion Tabriz Petrochemical Team
Nations' champion  Japan

The 2007–08 UCI Asia Tour was the 4th season of the UCI Asia Tour. The season began on 28 October 2007 with the Japan Cup and ended on 15 September 2008 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 2006–07 UCI Asia Tour and was crowned as the 2007–08 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
28 October Japan Cup  Japan 1.1  Manuele Mori (ITA) Saunier Duval–Prodir
3–10 November Tour of Hainan  China 2.1  Robert Radosz (POL) Intel–Action
11 November Tour de Okinawa  Japan 1.2  Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) Nippo Corporation-Meitan Honpo co. Ltd-Asada
16–21 December Tour of Thailand  Thailand 2.2  Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
23–30 December Tour of South China Sea  China
 Hong Kong
2.2  Tang Wang Yip (HKG) Hong Kong Pro Cycling


Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
7–13 January Jelajah Malaysia  Malaysia 2.2  Tonton Susanto (INA) LeTua Cycling Team
26 January H. H. Vice President Cup  United Arab Emirates 1.2  Badr Mohamed Mirza Bani Hammad (UAE) Doha Team
27 January–1 February Tour of Qatar  Qatar 2.1  Tom Boonen (BEL) Quick-Step
9–17 February Tour de Langkawi  Malaysia 2.HC  Ruslan Ivanov (MDA) Diquigiovanni–Androni
21–24 February UAQ International Race  United Arab Emirates 2.2  Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
2–7 March Taftan Tour  Iran 2.2  Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
9–16 March Tour de Taiwan  Taiwan 2.2  John Murphy (USA) Health Net–Maxxis
2–6 April Tour de East Java  Indonesia 2.2  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
15 April Asian Cycling ChampionshipsTime trial  Japan CC  Eugen Wacker (KGZ) Kyrgyzstan (national team)
17 April Asian Cycling ChampionshipsRoad race  Japan CC  Fumiyuki Beppu (JPN) Japan (national team)
9–11 May Tour de Kumano  Japan 2.2  Miyataka Shimizu (JPN) Meitan Hompo-GDR
9–13 May President Tour of Iran  Iran 2.2  Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
18–25 May Tour of Japan  Japan 2.2  Cameron Meyer (AUS) Southaustralia.com-AIS
21–29 May Azerbaïjan Tour  Iran 2.2  Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
21 June–4 July Tour de Korea-Japan  South Korea
2.2  Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Cycle Collstrop
11–20 July Tour of Qinghai Lake  China 2.HC  Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing
13–22 July Way to Pekin  Russia 2.2  Sergey Firsanov (RUS) Rietumu Bank-Riga
19–20 July His Excellency Gabenor of Malacca Cup  Malaysia 2.2  Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Islamic Azad University Cycling Team
23–25 July Jelajah Negeri Sembilan  Malaysia 2.2  Vadim Shaekhov (UZB) Uzbekistan (national team)
1–6 September Tour of Thailand The Northern Adventure  Thailand 2.2  Alex Coutts (GBR) Giant Asia Racing Team
11–15 September Tour de Hokkaido  Japan 2.2  Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) Meitan Hompo-GDR

Final standings[edit]

Individual classification[edit]

Rank Name Team Points
1.  Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team 240.66
2.  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team 205.66
3.  Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team 204
4.  Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Islamic Azad University Cycling Team 195
5.  Takashi Miyazawa (JPN) Meitan Hompo-GDR 192
6.  Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team 175.66
7.  Robert Radosz (POL) 163
8.  Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing 154
9.  Taiji Nishitani (JPN) Aisan Racing Team 132
10.  Sergey Lagutin (UZB) Cycle Collstrop 131

Team classification[edit]

Rank Team Points
1. Tabriz Petrochemical Team 909.64
2. Meitan Hompo-GDR 545
3. Skil–Shimano 338.6
4. LeTua Cycling Team 279
5. Trek–Marco Polo 278
6. Diquigiovanni–Androni 273
7. Giant Asia Racing Team 252
8. Aisan Racing Team 242
9. Rock Racing 204
10. Katyusha 182

Nation classification[edit]

Rank Nation Points
1.  Japan 1181.2
2.  Iran 1160.98
3.  Uzbekistan 502.66
4.  Kazakhstan 401.66
5.  China 296
6.  Malaysia 269
7.  Indonesia 260
8.  United Arab Emirates 248
9.  Kyrgyzstan 172
10.  Mongolia 157

Nation under-23 classification[edit]

Rank Nation under-23 Points
1.  Iran 386
2.  Malaysia 233
3.  Uzbekistan 186
4.  United Arab Emirates 106
5.  South Korea 62
6.  Kazakhstan 48
7.  Japan 27
8.  Indonesia 22
9.  Mongolia 19
10.  Lebanon 16

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