2012–13 UCI Asia Tour

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2012–13 UCI Asia Tour
Ninth edition of the UCI Asia Tour
Dates 20 October 2012 (2012-10-20)–30 September 2013
Location Asia
Rounds 35
Individual champion  Julián Arredondo (COL) (Team Nippo–De Rosa)
Teams' champion Tabriz Petrochemical Team
Nations' champion  Iran

The 2012–13 UCI Asia Tour was the 9th season of the UCI Asia Tour. The season began on 20 October 2012 with the Tour of Hainan and ended on 30 September 2013 with the Tour of China II.

The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI Asia Tour cycling jersey. Hossein Alizadeh from Iran was the defending champion of the 2011–12 UCI Asia Tour. Julián Arredondo from Colombia was crowned as the 2012–13 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
20–28 October Tour of Hainan  China 2.HC  Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ) Astana
21 October Japan Cup  Japan 1.HC  Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas–Cannondale
1–8 November Tour of Taihu Lake  China 2.1  Milan Kadlec (CZE) ASC Dukla Praha
18–20 November Tour of Fuzhou  China 2.2  Choi Ki Ho (HKG) Hong Kong (national team)
25 November Tour de Okinawa  Japan 1.2  Thomas Palmer (AUS) Drapac Cycling
7–9 December Tour de Ijen  Indonesia 2.2  Choi Ki Ho (HKG) Hong Kong (national team)
17–21 December Tour of Vietnam  Vietnam 2.2  Huang En (CHN) Max Success Sports


Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team
3–8 February Tour of Qatar  Qatar 2.HC  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Omega Pharma–Quick-Step
11–16 February Tour of Oman  Oman 2.HC  Chris Froome (GBR) Team Sky
21 February–2 March Tour de Langkawi  Malaysia 2.HC  Julián Arredondo (COL) Team Nippo–De Rosa
14 March Asian Cycling Championships – Time trial  India CC  Muradjan Khalmuratov (UZB) Uzbekistan national team
17 March Asian Cycling Championships – Road race  India CC  Muradjan Khalmuratov (UZB) Uzbekistan national team
18–24 March Tour de Taiwan  Taiwan 2.1  Bernard Sulzberger (AUS) Drapac Cycling
1–6 April Tour of Thailand  Thailand 2.2  Choi Ki Ho (HKG) Hong Kong national team
13–16 April Le Tour de Filipinas  Philippines 2.2  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
21 April Melaka Governor Cup  Malaysia 1.2  Lex Nederlof (NED) CCN Cycling Team
19–26 May Tour of Japan  Japan 2.2  Fortunato Baliani (ITA) Team Nippo-De Rosa
22–27 May Tour of Iran  Iran 2.2  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
30 May–2 June Tour de Kumano  Japan 2.2  Julián Arredondo (COL) Team Nippo–De Rosa
3–9 June Tour de Singkarak  Indonesia 2.2  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
9–16 June Tour de Korea  South Korea 2.2  Michael Cuming (GBR) Rapha Condor–JLT
26–30 June Jelajah Malaysia  Malaysia 2.2  Loh Sea Keong (MAS) OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team
7–20 July Tour of Qinghai Lake  China 2.HC  Samad Poor Seiedi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
18–22 August Tour de Borneo  Malaysia 2.2  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
4–7 September Tour de East Java  Indonesia 2.2  José Vicente Toribio (ESP) Team Ukyo
13–20 September Tour of China I  China 2.1  Kirill Pozdnyakov (RUS) Synergy Baku Cycling Project
14–16 September Tour de Hokkaido  Japan 2.2  Thomas Lebas (FRA) Bridgestone Anchor
23–30 September Tour of China II  China 2.1  Alois Kaňkovský (CZE) ASC Dukla Praha

Final standings[edit]

There is a competition for the rider, team and country with the most points gained from winning or achieving a high place in the above races.

As of 30 September 2013

Individual classification[edit]

Rank Name Points
1  Julián Arredondo (COL) 343
2  Alois Kaňkovský (CZE) 288
3  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) 276
4  Samad Poor Seiedi (IRI) 269
5  Benjamin Giraud (FRA) 245
6  Choi Ki Ho (HKG) 243
7  Milan Kadlec (CZE) 202
8  Kiryll Pozdnyakov (RUS) 200
9  Muradjan Khalmuratov (UZB) 186
10  Fortunato Baliani (ITA) 172

Nation classification[edit]

Rank Nation Points
1  Iran 1068
2  Kazakhstan 649
3  Japan 593
4  Hong Kong 592
5  Malaysia 588.25
6  Uzbekistan 317
7  South Korea 278.25
8  Indonesia 193
9  China 185
10  Kyrgyzstan 148

Nation under-23 classification[edit]

Rank Nation Points
1  Hong Kong 460
2  Kazakhstan 405
3  Iran 223
4  Malaysia 127.25
5  South Korea 84
6  Lebanon 84
7  Indonesia 48
8  Thailand 42
9  Japan 41
10  Uzbekistan 22

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