2016 UCI Asia Tour

2016 UCI Asia Tour
Twelfth edition of the UCI Asia Tour
Dates 20 January 2016 (2016-01-20)–02 October 2016
Location Asia
Rounds 24
Individual champion  Mark Cavendish (GBR) (Team Dimension Data)
Teams' champion Pishgaman–Giant
Nations' champion  Iran

The 2016 UCI Asia Tour is the 12th season of the UCI Asia Tour. The season began on 20 February 2016 with the Le Tour de Filipinas and will end on 2 October 2016 with the Tour of Almaty.

The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI Asia Tour cycling jersey. Samad Pourseyedi (378 points) from Iran is the defending champion of the 2015 UCI Asia Tour.

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:


Date Race Name Location UCI Rating Winner Team Ref
20 January Asian Cycling Championships Time Trial U23  JapanCC  Maral-erdene Batmunkh (MNG) Mongolia (national team) [1]
21 January Asian Cycling Championships Time Trial  JapanCC  Cheung King Lok (HKG) Hong Kong (national team)
23 January Asian Cycling Championships Road Race U23  JapanCC  Mehdi Rajabi (IRI) Iran (national team) [2]
24 January Asian Cycling Championships Road Race  JapanCC  Cheung King Lok (HKG) Hong Kong (national team)
3–6 February Dubai Tour United Arab Emirates 2.HC  Marcel Kittel (GER) Etixx–Quick-Step [3]
8–12 February Tour of Qatar  Qatar2.HC  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Dimension Data [4]
16–21 February Tour of Oman  Oman 2.HC  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana
18–21 February Tour de Filipinas Philippines2.2  Oleg Zemlyakov (KAZ) Vino 4ever SKO
24 Feb–2 Mar Tour de Langkawi Malaysia 2.HC Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) Team Dimension Data
6–10 March Tour de Taiwan Chinese Taipei 2.1  Robbie Hucker (AUS) Avanti IsoWhey Sports
1–6 AprilTour of Thailand Thailand 2.2  Benjamin Hill (AUS) Attaque Team Gusto
11–14 May Tour de Ijen Indonesia 2.2 Jai Crawford (AUS) Kinan Cycling Team
13–18 May Tour of Iran (Azerbaijan) Iran 2.1  Samad Pourseyedi (IRN) Tabriz Shahrdari Team
19–23 May Tour de Flores Indonesia 2.2 Daniel Whitehouse (NZL) Terengganu Cycling Team
29 May–5 JuneTour of Japan Japan 2.1  Óscar Pujol (ESP) UKYO [5]
5–12 June Tour de Korea South Korea 2.1 Grega Bole (SLO) Nippo–Vini Fantini [6]
16–19 June Tour de Kumano Japan 2.2  Óscar Pujol (ESP) UKYO
17–30 July Tour of Qinghai Lake China 2.HC Sergiy Lagkuti (UKR) Kolss BDC Team
31 July Tour de Jakarta Indonesia 1.2 Ryan MacAnally (AUS) Pegasus Continental Cycling Team
6–14 August Tour de Singkarak Indonesia 2.2 Amir Kolahdozhagh (IRI) Pishgaman–Giant
1–3 September Tour de Hokkaido Japan 2.2 Nariyuki Masuda (JPN) Utsunomiya Blitzen
9–16 September Tour of China I China 2.1  Raffaello Bonusi (ITA)Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
18–25 September Tour of China II China 2.1  Marco Benfatto (ITA) Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
2 October Tour of Almaty Kazakhstan 1.1 Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ) Astana
18–22 October Jelajah Malaysia Malaysia 2.2 Arvin Moazemi (IRI) Pishgaman–Giant
20–23 October Abu Dhabi Tour United Arab Emirates 2.1 Tanel Kangert (EST) Astana
23 October Japan Cup Japan 1.HC Davide Villella (ITA) Cannondale–Drapac

Final Standings

Rank Name Team Points
1.  Mark Cavendish (GBR) Team Dimension Data 800
2.  Peter Sagan (SVK) Tinkoff 600
3.  Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) Trek–Segafredo 488
4.  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) Team Dimension Data 455
5.  Alexander Kristoff (NOR) Team Katusha 425
6.  Tom Boonen (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step 400
7.  King Lok Cheung (HKG) Orica–BikeExchange 365
8.  Tony Martin (GER) Etixx–Quick-Step 350
9.  Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Astana 343
10.  Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour (IRI) Tabriz Shahrdari Team 333

Rank Team Points
1 Pishgaman–Giant 915
2 Tabriz Shahrdari Team 884
3 Kolss BDC Team 794
4 Vino 4ever SKO 631
5 UKYO 571
6 Nippo–Vini Fantini 548
7 Terengganu Cycling Team 455
8 Avanti IsoWhey Sports 436
9 Drapac Professional Cycling 393
10 Kinan Cycling Team 355

Rank Nation Points
1  Iran 1587
2  Kazakhstan 1451
3  Japan 884
4  South Korea 718
5  Hong Kong 555
6  Mongolia 263
7  Malaysia 201
8  Indonesia 154
9  Kuwait 143
10  China 141
10  Chinese Taipei 141


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