SsangYong SUZHOU WIC 2007

Suzhou WIC今年、アジアで開催されるWICは台北が見送られ3戦になります。残念ながら、また日本はWICツアーのカヤの外。しかしWICが開催されない北米の場合と事情も環境も違いうワケで、東京マラソンほど大ゴトでなくとも、お台場で十分なのですが・・・レース後進国から抜け出せません。不思議とやるとやらないでスケーターのレベルが違ってくる・・・、いや不思議ででなく必然の結果かも知れません。アイスでも中国に惨敗した記憶が新しい。7月8日の中国Suzhouアジア最終戦の公式サイトが更新されました。

アジアとしては、これが今年最後のWICです。優勝ポイント200なので、近頃は低迷している Sportvital Rollerblade 男子選手は踏ん張り所です。何しろ、2位の Powerslide Phuzion が9ポイント差と追い上げ急で尻に火が点いてます。

China. 84 kilometres away from Shanghai lies the two million metropolis Suzhou. The world cup professionals kept pleasant memories of this city: 2005 the world championships took place in Suzhou and since then Inline skating is a sport which is being strongly supported and promoted in this region. After 2006, Suzhou is already for the second time the host city of a world cup marathon: This year, the centre of the event is located in the Taihu Xintiandi Park at the Taihu lake. 200 world cup points can be won at the Suzhou World Inline Cup, the 21 kilometres racetrack travels along the lake side and the organizers do their very best to make this happening an unforgettable one. Already at the premiere one year ago, they captivated everybody with an impressing opening ceremony. All participants were enthusiastic and impressed – only the weather wasn’t, pouring rain.

City: Suzhou, China
Day: Sunday, July 8th 2007
Class: Top Class
Competition: Marathon 42 k
Winner Points: 200 points
Expo: Taihu Xintiandi Park
Start and Finish: Taihu Xintiandi Park / East square
WIC Race start: 10:00 am
Course: Landscape avenue of Suzhou Taihu Lake National Tourism and Vacation Zone
Participants: 3000 participants
Prize money: USD 30 000
Organizer: Suzhou Municipal Bureau of Sports
World Inline Cup:
Local organizer:
Host city:
2007 WIC Suzhou Marathon comes on July 8th

After holding 2006 WIC Suzhou Marathon successfully, Suzhou is looking forward to the 2007¨s dating of roller skating movement. 2007 WIC Suzhou Tour of Taihu Lake Marathon will be held on July 8th by the picturesque and elegancy Taihu Lake Landscape Avenue in Taihu Lake Tourism and Vacation Zone.

Suzhou Some significant improvements are going to be made this year: the starting line will be set in square of Taihu Xintiandi, which has more facilities around; the application system on website will open soon to facilitate the riders. The groups will be 42km group, and amateur group.

WIC Suzhou stages an influential and famous sports brand for Suzhou. A series of relevant activities will be arranged before the Marathon, the opening ceremony, photograph competition, welcome mascot collection competition, ect . These activities are focusing on the feather of fashion, amusement and interaction.

Suzhou World Inline Cup

Race Announcement and Information for Suzhou, China

Sunday Morning in Suzhou, China is the next and ninth stage of the World Inline Cup for 2007. It's the last World Inline Cup Top Class race before the break for the World Championships held in August in Colombia. Everyone will be wanting this race win, not only because it's the last race before the break but also because there are 200 World Inline Cup Overall points up for grabs for the winner of the race. This 200 point win can change the current overall standings alot. Skating for Sportvital Rollerblade World is the full women's team of Laura Lardani who is currently first in the WIC overall ranking, Tamara Llorens who is sitting in second in the overall ranking, Catherine Penan and Michaela Neuling. There are just two men racing for the men's team because of the National Championships who are Shane Dobbin & Nicolas Iten. The race is along side the famous lake of the region Lake Taihu.

There will be no one in Suzhou, China for Rollerblade to do the live race reports but as soon as we have the official race results or any information from China i will be posting everything online over the weekend.

by Tanya Dobbin (Jul. 05, 2007)
Team Rollerblade World News: Suzhou World Inline Cup

Openning Ceremony of the 2007 WIC Suzhou Marathon

An openning ceremony was held tonight for the 2007 WIC Suzhou Marathon. An openning ceremony of the 2007 WIC Suzhou Marathon. (Jul. 07, 2007)

SUZHOU World Inline Cup Results

Luca Saggiorato (Bont Hyper) wins the Suzhou World Inline Cup 2007 before his team mate Massimiliano Presti and Kalon Dobbin (Powerslide Phuzion).

At the women's race, the Italian Laura Lardani (Sportvital Rollerblade) wins. Second got Sandra Gomez (Alessi Powerslide World) and Giovanna Turchiarelli (Alessi Powerslide World) got third.

Marathon Men 42km: All Results
  1. Luca Saggiorato (Bont Hyper) 59:28.018
  2. Massimiliano Presti (Bont Hyper)
  3. Kalon Dobbin (Powerslide Phuzion)
  4. Stefano Galliazzo (Alessi Powerslide)
  5. Fabio Francolini (Powerslide Phuzion)
  6. Peter Michael (Powerslide Phuzion)
  7. Shane Dobbin (Sportvital Rollerblade World)
  8. Elio Cuncu (Citius Skate Team)
  9. Nicolas Iten (Sportvital Rollerblade World)
  10. Nico Wieduwilt (Zepto Skate)
  11. Matteo Amabili (Alessi Powerslide World)
  12. Iñigo Vidondo (Marianistas Vitoria-Gasteiz)
  13. Reyon Kay (Athleticum Rollerblade),
  14. Roger Schneider (Athleticum Rollerblade)
  15. Kepa Caballero (Alessi Powerslide World)
  16. Pascal Sieber (Micro Intersport International)
  17. Andreas Beetschen (Micro Intersport International)
  18. Andre Wille (Micro Intersport International)
  19. Roman Aeschbacher (Micro Intersport International)
  20. Christian Iten (Micro Intersport International)
Marathon Women 42km: All Results
  1. Laura Lardani (Sportvital Rollerblade World) 01:14:31.465
  2. Sandra Gomez (Alessi Powerslide)
  3. Giovianna Turcherelli (Alessi Powerslide)
  4. Nicole Begg (Ssanyong Jesa Bont)
  5. Tamara Llorens (Sportvital Rollerblade World)
  6. Ghizlane Samir (SsangYong Jesa Bont)
  7. Jana Gegner (Zepto Skate)
  8. Michaela Neuling (Sportvital Rollerblade World)
  9. Cinzia Ponzetti (Alessi Powerslide World)
  10. Valeria Giannella (Alessi Powerslide National)
  11. Catherine Penan (Sportvital Rollerblade)
  12. Jenny Berndt (Zepto Skate Team)
  13. Tina Struever (Ssang Yong Jesa Bont)
  14. Nienke Stenekes (Schankel World Team)
  15. Martina Taruscia (Henniez Women)
  16. Marina auf der Maur (Micro Intersport International)
  17. Anne Claire Maillard (Schankel World Team)
  18. Corinne Beetschen (Micro Intersport International)
  19. Karin Widmer (Micro Intersport International)
  20. Nathalie Barbotin (Alessi Powerslide World)

OVERALL World Inline Cup

Overall Ranking after ten races including one cancelled worst result (Top Class)
Men Teams
  1. Massimiliano Presti, ITA, (Bont Hyper), 918 Points
  2. Fabio Francolini, ITA, (Powerslide Phuzion), 772
  3. Kalon Dobbin, NZL, (Powerslide Phuzion), 765
  4. Shane Dobbin, NZL, (Sportvital Rollerblade Team), 678
  5. Yann Guyader, FRA, (Matter World Inline Center), 631
  6. Luca Saggiorato, ITA (Bont Hyper), 622
  7. Roger Schneider, SUI, (Athleticum Rollerblade), 589
  8. Diego Rosero, COL, (Sportvital Rollerblade Team), 588
  9. Reyon Kay, NZL, (Athleticum Rollerblade), 570
  10. Peter Michael, NZL, (Powerslide Phuzion), 545
44th Shinki Yamamoto, JPN, (Timmerman Powerslide), 133

Women Teams
  1. Laura Lardani, ITA, (Sportvital Rollerblade World Team), 999 Points
  2. Tamara Llorens, ARG, (Sportvital Rollerblade World Team), 945
  3. Sandra Gomez, SPA, (Alessi Powerslide), 930
  4. Giovanna Turchiarelli, ITA, (Alessi Powerslide Worl), 915
  5. Nicole Begg, NZL, (SsangYong Jesa Bont), 818
  6. Jana Gegner, GER, (ZPTO Skate Team), 773
  7. Catherine Penan, CHI, (Sportvital Rollerblade Team), 682
  8. Michaela Neuling, GER, (Sportvital Rollerblade Team), 601
  9. Nadine Gloor, SUI, (Athleticum Rollerblade Team), 508
  10. Ghizlane Samir, FRA (SsangYong Jesa Bont), 495
14th Nachi Shinozuka, JPN, (World Inline Center) 359 SUZHOU World Inline Cup 2007 SUZHOU World Inline Cup 2007 Inc: 2007中国 SUZHOU 滑世界杯
CNSPHOTO 中国新聞社写真専売: SUZHOU World Inline Cup 2007 (Photos)


Suzhou World Inline Cup

Full Race Report

Just the second year the Suzhou World Inline Cup Marathon has taken place. It’s still a young event but this year there was a good turnout from all the WIC teams for the big race. The men’s race had some big technical problems when the organisation did not close off the road and the breakaway group of 4 (including Shane Dobbin of Sportvital Rollerblade World) was made to stop because there were hundreds of people across the circuit. All this happened just 5 kilometres from the finish and by then it was too late to change the race.

During the ladies race the Tamara Llorens and Michaela Neuling of Sportvital Rollerblade world made many attacks to make the race hard.

In the end it was a sprint finish where Laura Lardani of Sportvital Rollerblade World crossed the finish in first place and took another victory to her name in 2007.

Team Rollerblade World News: Suzhou World Inline Cup by Tanya Dobbin (Jul. 10, 2007)
X-Tech Moments of Speed: WIC Suzhou