10.18.2015

Bravo Bauke: Mollema Wins Japan Cup!

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Bauke Mollema:
“I was just following attacks until the last time up the climb, and then I saved all my energy for the finish. 
I knew it would most likely come to a sprint with a small group and it was better to save all my energy for this, but I still was not sure to win because the others were faster than me. But in the end I was strong enough to do it.
The race was hard, but the team did such a great job; the guys pulled hard all race to bring back the breakaway. I am happy that I could pay them back with a win, and also for all the fans. This is my first time in Japan, and I have to say that the fans are just unbelievable, just crazy for cycling, it was really nice to see. I have enjoyed being here a lot, and now with this win, and also yesterday with Fumy’s (Beppu) win, it has been just a really great experience.”


RESULTS
1 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek Factory Racing 3:53:40  
2 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
3 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar  
4 Floris Gerfs (Ned) BMC Racing Team
5 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida 0:00:11
6 Matej Mohoric (Slo) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:16
7 Sebastian Henao Gomez (Col) Team Sky 0:00:22
8 Benjamin Prades (Spa) Matrix Powertag 0:00:44
9 Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky 0:01:22
10 Yusuke Hatanaka (Jpn) Team Ukyo 0:01:54
11 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team
12 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida
13 Pier Paolo De Negri (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
14 Sho Hatsuyama (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team
15 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk
16 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Matrix Powertag
17 Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
18 Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
19 Shu Ming Liu (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto
20 Tomohiro Hayakawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team 0:01:57
21 Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:01:59
22 Thomas Rabou (Ned) Attaque Team Gusto
23 Ryota Nishizono (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team 0:02:03
24 Oscar Pujol Munoz (Spa) Team Ukyo 0:02:12
25 Charles Planet (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk 0:03:45
26 Genki Yamamoto (Jpn) Nippo - Vini Fantini 0:06:58
27 Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:07:06
28 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky
29 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team
30 Antonio Nibali (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
31 Takeaki Amezawa (Jpn) Nasu Blasen 0:07:10
32 Toshiki Omote (Jpn) Japan 0:07:41
33 Ying Hon Yeung (HKg) Attaque Team Gusto
34 Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team
35 Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk
36 Eiichi Hirai (Jpn) Team Ukyo 0:07:43
37 Airan Fernandez Casasola (Spa) Matrix Powertag
38 Damien Monier (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team
39 Laurent Didier (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 0:08:05
40 Eric Sheppard (Aus) Attaque Team Gusto 0:09:36
41 Takero Terasaki (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team 0:10:51
42 Naoya Yoshioka (Jpn) Nasu Blasen
DNF Takaaki Hori (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
DNF Yudai Arashiro (Jpn) Nasu Blasen
DNF Nicolas Lefrancois (Fra) Team Novo Nordisk
DNF Yuzuru Suzuki (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
DNF Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing
DNF Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
DNF Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
DNF Suguru Tokuda (Jpn) CCT p/b Champion System
DNF Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk
DNF Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Sky
DNF Hayato Yoshida (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
DNF Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
DNF Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Team Ukyo
DNF Chun Kai Feng (Tpe) Lampre-Merida
DNF Kazuki Aoyanagi (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
DNF Kota Sumiyoshi (Jpn) Team Ukyo
DNF Edward Ravasi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
DNF Shotaro Iribe (Jpn) Shimano Racing Team
DNF Shao Hsuan Lu (Tpe) Attaque Team Gusto
DNF Hideto Nakane (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
DNF Shinri Suzuki (Jpn) Utsunomiya Blitzen
DNF Saya Kuroeda (Jpn) Japan
DNF Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing
DNF Daiki Yasuhara (Jpn) Matrix Powertag
DNF Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing
DNF Ryu Suzuki (Jpn) Nasu Blasen
DNF Nathan Haas (Aus) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team
DNF Junya Sano (Jpn) Nasu Blasen
DNF Thomas Lebas (Fra) Bridgestone Anchor Cycling Team
DNF Damiano Cunego (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini
DNF Giacomo Berlato (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini

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