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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.

2012–13 UCI Asia Tour
Ninth edition of the UCI Asia Tour
Dates20 October 2012 (2012-10-20)–30 September 2013
Individual champion Julián Arredondo (COL) (Team Nippo–De Rosa)
Teams' championTabriz Petrochemical Team
Nations' champion Iran
← 2011–12

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 standingsEdit

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 classificationEdit

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 classificationEdit

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 classificationEdit

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

External linksEdit