WIC Suzhou 2008

WIC Suzhou 2008今週末は中国で WIC Suzhou が開催されます。4日前に成っても中国からVISAが出ない選手達が16名ほどヨーロッパで足止めされているようです。

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.
SUZHOU WIC

City: Suzhou, China
Day: Sunday, July 13th 2008
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: www.world-inline-cup.com
Local organizer: www.suzhou-world-inline-cup.com
Host city: www.suzhou.gov.cn
Visa: www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zwjg/default

SUZHOU WIC NO SHOW?

by Bill Begg (Jul. 6, 2008)
Hi Skaters,

We have the ridiculous situation where 16 of the Worlds top skaters can not attain Visa´s to go to Suzhou, for the WIC event.

The chinese Federation through Rex had been attempting to gain a permission letter from the Chinese department of Foreign affairs to clear this matter with the Chinese Consolute in Zurich.

Trips to Italy & Frankfurt by effected Swiss based skaters has been to no avail & the Chinese totally unco-operative in all countries.

With discriminatory situations like this, the status of the event will have to be changed, unless permission is forthcomming, by Wednesday at the latest, as to have a World Cup event & many of the top skaters not able to attain Visa´s & many thousands of Dollars spent is a farce.

Unfortunately stuck in DENMARK, MY EXTRA OR HOTMAIL is not working.
Bont Skates Message Board and News: SUZHOU WIC NO SHOW?

Visas Visas Visas

Roller Girl: Nicole Begg (July 9, 2008)
Today the spirit within the Bont house lifted tremendously when we were finally issued our visas for China. About a month ago when we first went to the Chinese Embassy and applied for visas we were denied and told that it was impossible unless we were residents. The only other option was to fly back to our home countries and attain visas. Trying to fly back to New Zealand in between races and the cost of a flight really wasn't an option at all.


But Bill Begg doesn't believe in the word impossible. He got in contact with Rex the president of the Chinese Skating Federation and together they worked really hard to try and improve the situation. After weeks of phone calls back and forth between China and Switzerland, tons of emails and hours on msn we started making progress. At the end of last week it looked like we would get them but needed just a few more final documents from the Chinese Authorities.

At the start of this week with the departure date closing in and still no final papers from China we decided to drive to Frankfurt and try our luck in Germany. We lined up outside the Chinese Consulate after driving four hours only to be told again that it was impossible. It was frustrating because we have been able to attain visas without all this hassle the previous two years, but now with the Olympics in China all the policies have changed.

With Bill being at the Junior European Championships Cheryl Begg toke over the case and chased everything up. Cheryl had an appointment at the Chinese Consulate in Zurich this morning to drop everything off with the final papers and hopefully attain the visas. At midnight last night the final documents had still not arrived nor when we woke up this morning. Running out of time she made a few frantic phone calls to Rex and the papers finally came through just before she left. We all finally have visas one to two days before departure.

It was not only the Bont Wheels Team in this situation, ten other international skaters from various teams were in the same boat and the boat was slowly sinking. So I think we would all like to thank Rex, Bill and Cheryl for all their hard work.
Roller Girl: Nicole Begg: Visas Visas Visas

World Inline Cup 2008 in China Suzhou Taihu is opening tomorrow



The players from different countries, this morning in the lake too nervous start training. (Yao Ping-Juan Photo)
2500sz.com: 2008中国苏州轮滑世界杯明天太湖开幕 (Google Translate) and Video



The champion wins in Chinese heat

Massimiliano Presti (ITA : Luigino Answer Wheels) dominated over the past years and wouldn't get beaten easily: Winner World Inline Cup 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and Winner Swiss Inline Cup 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007. The 29 year old belongs into the hall of fame of speed skating, but not yet to the seniors. Still a strong and fit body, almost no one can beat him on a technical or tactical point of view.


The Italian demonstrated in the heat of Suzhou (38 degrees at a tropical humidity!) his fitness and strength. During the race along Taihu Lake, Presti lead most of the time and attacked several times. About 10 k before the finish, Massi attacked again and only the young Nicolas Zamudio (COL - Powerslide Phuzion International) could follow. With about 2 k to go, Presti's speed and the heat became also too much for the Colombian and he was no longer able to follow Massi.

WIC Suzhou 2008 Marathon Men


At the women's race, the Colombian sprint specialist Cecilia Baena (Bont Wheels) beat in the final sprint the Italian Giovanna Turchiarelli and her teammate Sandra Gomez (Powerslide Alessi World).


Men 42km Results

The winner Max Presti (Luigino Answer Wheels) finished in 1:03:42

  1. Massimiliano Presti, (Luigino Answer Wheels), ITA, 1:03:40.793
  2. Nicolas Zamudio, (Powerslide Phuzion International), COL, 1:04:18.737
  3. Fabio Francolini, (Powerslide Alessi World), ITA, 1:05:26.604
  4. Daniel Nation, (Matter Inline Center World), NZL, 1:05:26.632
  5. Severin Widmer, (X-Tech Crocs), SUI, 1:05:26.717
  6. Francesco Zangarini, (Rollerblade MPC World), ITA, 1:06:45.858
  7. Aeschbacher Roman, (X-Tech-INTERSPORT), 1:07:48.858
  8. Singenberger Alex, (X-Tech Crocs), 1:09:43.584
  9. Kim Tae Ouk (??), 1:09:45.357
  10. Beetschen Andreas, (X-Tech-INTERSPORT), 1:10:50.233

Women 42km Results

  1. Cecilia Baena, (Bont Wheels), COL, 1:16:04.170
  2. Giovanna Tucharelli, (Powerslide Alessi World), ITA, 1:16:04.295
  3. Nicole Begg, (Bont Wheels), NZL, 1:16:04.442
  4. Sandra Gomez, (Powerslide Alessi World), ESP, 1:16:04.469
  5. Laura Lardani, (Rollerblade MPC), ITA, 1:16:04.489
  6. 郭 丹, (m-cro), CN, 1:16:04.846
  7. 李 姗, (m-cro), CN, 1:16:05.099
  8. Kuhn India, (X-Tech-Crocs), 1:16:05.147
  9. 李雯雯, (m-cro), CN, 1:16:05.272
  10. 崔学苗, (m-cro), CN, 1:16:05.594
Suzhou WIC: Official Full Result (PDF), Photos
Bont Skates Message Board and News: WIC Suzhou?
www.people.com.cn: 轮滑世界杯在苏州举行 or Translate in English
www.2500sz.net: 世界杯 and Video
www.subaonet.com: 世界杯 and Video
Sports.cn: WIC Suzhou (Photos)
x-Tech IDEEprint 2008: http://www.x-tech-ideeprint.ch/ and X-Tech WIC Suzhou (Photos)

Suzhou, China. Matter-Inline Center

by KT (Jul. 13, 2008)
Under the hottest conditions of the season the Suzhou leg of the WIC got started at 10am Sunday morning. The race started quite slow but even with the slow pace the skaters felt the tough conditions taking its toll on their bodies. A few attacks got the race started but soon after the start the winning break would go away and stay away until the finish.


A group of 7 guys, including DJ Nation, Max Presti, Fabio Francolini, Francesco Zangarini and Nicolas Zamudio worked together to open a winning gap. Once they were away, Max and DJ tried to break away from the group but were caught, DJ tried two more times to go solo but eventually was brought back. As DJ had been caught, Max and Nicolas counter attacked and were able to open a gap that would take them to the line. Max would go away from Nicolas to take a solo win while Nicolas was able to hold on for the second placement. There was a tight sprint for third as Fabio and DJ lunged at the line together, with Fabio taking the third place and DJ the fourth.


In the sprint finish for the main pack, Kalon lead out for Andres, Andres was able to finish second in the pack sprint. The Matter boys are finally finding some rhythm together under race conditions. They are looking forward to Zurich the fast finishing race.
Powerslide Racing News: Suzhou, China. Matter-Inline Center

Eddy Matzger Skates the WIC Suzhou Marathon


http://youtube.com/watch?v=hw69EptEf9E
Eddy Matzger skated his way to 9th place overall while filming the WIC Lake Taihu Marathon in Suzhou, China on July 13, 2008.

Overall Ranking after 8 races and C1 class.

Men Teams
Luca Saggiorato
Luca Saggiorato
Yann Guyader
Yann Guyader
Francesco Zangarini
Francesco Zangarini
  1. Luca Saggiorato, ITA, (Rollerblade MPC), 741 Points

  2. Yann Guyader, FRA, (Powerslide Alesi World), 715

  3. Francesco Zangarini, ITA, (Rollerblade MPC), 666

  4. Massimiliano Presti, ITA (Luigino Answer Wheels), 628

  5. Fabio Francolini, ITA, (Powerslide Alesi World), 553

  6. Diego Rosero, COL, (Rollerblade MPC), 550

  7. Stefano Galliazzo, ITA, (Powerslide Alesi World), 509

  8. Andres F. Munoz, COL, (Matter World Inline Center), 499

  9. Nicolas Zamudio, COL, (Powerslide Phuzion), 436

  10. Severin Widmer, SUI, (X-Tech Crocs), 420
Women Teams
Cecilia Baena
Cecilia Baena
Nicole Begg
Nicole Begg
Alexandra Vivas
Alexandra Vivas
  1. Cecilia Baena, COL, (Bont Wheels), 985 Points

  2. Nicole Begg, NZL, (Bont Wheels), 703

  3. Alexandra Vivas, COL, (Bont Wheels), 605

  4. Giovanna Turchiarelli, ITA, (Powerslide Alessi), 560

  5. Liana Holguin, COL, (Matter World Inline Center), 550

  6. Sandra Gomez, ESP, (Powerslide Alessi), 536

  7. Laura Lardani, ITA, (Rollerblade MPC), 515

  8. Nadine Gloor, SUI, (Rollerblade I.P.U.), 468

  9. Tamara Llorens, ARG, (Bont Wheels), 441

  10. Natalia Artero, ARG (Inline Center Matter Woman), 420

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