TEAM GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
MTN - Qhubeka

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
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1 POURSEYEDIGOLAKHOUR, MIRSAMAD (TPT)
2 KUDUS, MERHAWI (MTN)
3 BOLIVAR, ISAAC (UHC)
MOUNTAINS COMPETITION
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1 BRAMMEIER, MATT (BCP)
2 BOLIVAR, ISAAC (UHC)
3 POURSEYEDIGOLAKHOUR, MIRSAMAD (TPT)

SPRINTS CLASSIFICATION
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1 KRUOPIS, AIDIS (OGE)
2 GUARDINI, ANDREA (AST)
3 MICHAEL, KOLAR (TCS)
ASIAN RIDER OVERALL
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1 POURSEYEDIGOLAKHOUR, MIRSAMAD (TPT)
2 VAHID, GHAFFARI (TPT)
3 KOLAHDOZHAGH, AMIR (TPT)

POURSEYEDIGOLAKHOUR CREATES HISTORY
8 March 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU, Saturday - Tabriz Petrochemical Team's Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour was today confirmed as Asia's first ever overall winner of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) after the finals stage won by Astana's Andrea Guardini to bring his record of stage wins in the race to 14.

Pourseyedigolakhour celebrated the victory after some hard work by his team to keep his slim 8 seconds lead over second placed Merhawi Kudus of MTN-Qhubeka in the six stages that followed the queen stage of the race in Genting Highlands on the fourth stage.

"I am especially proud to be the first Asian rider to win the overall title in this race. After 19 years it has happened, so this is a big victory for me and for Asian cycling," said Pourseyedigolakhour, who also became the first Asian to win the Genting Highlands stage in LTdL. MORE >>


STAGE 10 - RESULTS
Tasik Kenyir - Kuala Terengganu | 8 March 2014

PL No. Nat Name TM Team Time
1 12 ITA Guardini,Andrea AST Astana Pro Team 2h15’55"
2 23 LTU Kruopis,Aidis OGE Orica Greenedge 2h15’55"
3 101 ITA Chicchi,Francesco YEL Yellow Fluo 2h15’55"
4 122 JPN Nishitani,Taiji AIS Aisan Racing Team 2h15’55"
5 71 NED Van Hummel,Kenny AND Androni Giocatolli - Venezuela 2h15’55"
6 64 COL Duque,Leonardo COL Colombia 2h15’55"
7 65 COL Romero,Jeffry COL Colombia 2h15’55"
8 56 FRA Martinez,Yannick EUC Team Europcar 2h15’55"
9 86 ALG Reguigui,Youcef MTN MTN - Qhubeka 2h15’55"
10 94 GER Forster,Robert UHC UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 2h15’55"

Stage 10
Tasik Kenyir - Kuala Terengganu | 8 March 2014

Stage 10 - Tasik Kenyir - Kuala Terengganu (Starting Clip)
8 March 2014
Stage 10 - Tasik Kenyir - Kuala Terengganu (Finishing Clip)
8 March 2014

IT'S FOUR FOR THE BIG BOS
7 March 2014

KUALA TERENGGANU, Friday - Belkin Pro Cycling's Theo Bos made it four stage wins for himself after taking Stage 9 of Le Tour de Langkawi 2014 from Bandar Permaisuri to Kuala Terengganu today.

It was another bunch sprint to end the 111.1km stage under scorching heat, despite a courageous attempt by Yellow Fluo's Yonnatha Monsalve and Colombia's Carlos Quintero with an attack to wrest the yellow jersey from Tabriz Petrochemical's Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour in the penultimate stage.

Monsalve and Quintero opened up a gap of almost four minutes, which would have handed the Colombian the overall lead, before they were caught with 25km to go. MORE >>


BIG BOS MAKES IT A HATTRICK
6 March 2014

MARANG, Thursday - Theo Bos made it three victories for himself in the Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) 2014 after winning another bunch sprint to take Stage 8 from Kuantan to Marang, covering 202.2km under immense tropical heat today.

Bos, 31, of the Belkin Pro Cycling Team beat Astana Pro Team's Andrea Guardini to the finish line with Androni-Venezuela's Kenny van Hummel taking third place after the main sprinters managed to avoid a big crash involving numerous riders 1.5km from the finish line.

"It's a good feeling to have won my third stage this year to equal our record of three wins last year. That was our target," said Bos, who also won Stage 2 and Stage 7 to bring his personal tally of LTdL stage wins to five. MORE >>


BOS STORMS TO VICTORY IN STAGE 7
5 March 2014

PEKAN, Wednesday - Theo Bos rose above the rest to sweep his personal fourth ever Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) stage win in Stage 7 of the 2014 edition, covering 230.1km from Kota Tinggi to Pekan today.

Riding for the Belkin Pro Cycling Team, the 31-year old Bos made good use of information on the turns heading into the finish line in Pekan to deliver his second stage win of this edition, after winning Stage 2 from Sungai Petani to Taiping.

Bos was led-out by the experienced Australian Greame Brown, who himself has 9 LTdL stage wins under his name, as the peloton was swept aside in the bunch sprint for a dominant win, similar to their one-two finish in Taiping where the rest of the pack were left trailing by a significant distance. MORE >>


VAN HUMMEL SURPRISES ALL TO TAKE STAGE 6 OF LTDL 2014
4 March 2014

PONTIAN, Tuesday - Androni-Venezuela's Kenny van Hummel caused a sensation when he won a bunch sprint to take top honours in Stage 6 of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) 2014, covering 199.1km from Melaka to Pontian today.

The 32-year old from Holland beat Orica-GreenEDGE's Aidis Kroupis and United Healthcare's Ken Hanson to the win, which was his and his team's first of the season, which also increased his team manager Gianni Savio's LTdL record to 24 stage wins.

The stage was long and with coastal headwinds putting an extra strain on the peloton, which saw several breakaway attempts all kept under control by both the Tabriz Petrochemical Team of overall leader Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour and the sprinters' teams. MORE >>


WHITE WINS TRICKY STAGE FIVE
3 March 2014

REMBAU, Monday - United Healthcare Pro Cycling got their first win of the season through their most unlikely source of Bradley White, who beat OCBC Singapore's Thomas Rabou in a two-man sprint for the finish to take Stage Five of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) covering 139.5km from Karak to Rembau today.

The pair had joined MTN-Qhubeka's Louis Meintjes on a three-man breakaway midway through the stage as they left behind Synergy-Baku's Elchin Asadov, Androni-Venezuela's Alessio Taliani and Aisan Racing Team's Yoshimatsu Hiratsuka, who'd started the breakaway with them after just three kilometres.

The breakaway opened up a six-minute gap on the peloton, manned by the Tabriz Petrochemical Team of overall leader Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour and with Meintjes just three minutes down on the Iranian in the general classification that would have meant the yellow jersey could have changed hands. MORE >>


POURSEYEDIGOLAKHOUR CREATES LTDL HISTORY IN QUEEN STAGE
2 March 2014

GENTING HIGHLANDS, Sunday - Iran's Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour of the Tabriz Petrochemical Team created history today when he upstaged the whole field of favorites to emerge as the first Asian rider to win Le Tour de Langkawi's (LTdL) queen stage - the grueling Stage Four from Subang to the summit of Genting Highlands.

The 29-year old Pourseyedigolakhour came from behind to take the memorable victory, after being left behind when a 35-man breakaway containing many of the contenders for the stage escaped at about 10 kilometres into the stage.

Pourseyedigolakhour, who is also remembered in Malaysia for finishing second overall in the Tour of Borneo in Sabah last year, began to claw his way back into contention in the final 10 kilometres of the stage, combining with another surprise package - MTN-Qhubeka's Eritrean rider Merhawi Kudus - to work his way past all of the riders who'd left them behind in the breakaway. MORE >>


GUARDINI WINS STAGE 3, QUINTERO REMAINS IN YELLOW, BRAMMEIER TAKES BLUE AND RED JERSEYS
1 March 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Saturday - Andrea Guardini won Stage 3 of Le Tour de Langkawi 2014 (LTdL) covering 166.5km from Kampar to Kuala Lumpur today to extend his stage wins record to 13 along with his and his Astana team's first victory of the season.

With his emotions slightly effected after carrying a slight injury sustained in a crash that took out multiple riders at the end of Stage Two in Taiping yesterday, Tregnago, Italy-born Guardini, 24, managed t overcome the pain to show just how strong he was in a dominant win in the bunch sprint that ended today's stage.

"I was feeling a bit of pain in the beginning of the stage and I was even thinking about abandoning. Then after two hours it felt better and I was more comfortable. In the final 15 kilometres I told my team to prepare because I felt I could sprint," said Guardini. MORE >>










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