GUARDINI MAKES IT 18 STAGE WINS AS REGUIGUI CONQUERS 20TH EDITION OF LE TOUR DE LANGKAWI 15 MARCH 2015
KUALA LUMPUR: Astana's Andrea Guardini added another victory to his collection after ending the 20th edition of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) the same way he started it, with a win in a bunch sprint ahead of Orica GreenEdge's Caleb Ewan n the final stage from Kuala Kubu Bharu to Kuala Lumpur today.
It was Guardini's 18th ever LTdL stage win, coming on a day when MTN-Qhubeka's Youcef Reguigui confirmed his first ever overal victory as a professional as he emerged with the yellow jersey he won on the decisive Stage 7 yesterday.
When he tried hard to stop Ewan and tghird placed Michael Kolar of Tinkoff-Saxo in the final sprint, Guardini, who lost three teammates to food poisoning a day earlier had to sprint early with 200 metres to go and completed the stage in a time of 2:00.27s. Read
STAGE 8- Stage Result
Kuala Kubu Bharu to Kuala Lumpur Loop | 15 March 2015
Astana Pro Team
Tinkoff - Saxo
Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela
Synergy Baku Cycling Project
Terengganu Cycling Team
UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling
MTN - Qhubeka
8 - Kuala Kubu Bharu to Kuala Lumpur Loop 15 March 2015
Kuala Kubu Bharu - Kuala Lumpur Loop
96.1km | Sunday | 15 March 2015
to the glory days of the past with the traditional
finish venue of LTdL staged back where it belongs
- in Dataran Merdeka. This year the race starts
in Kuala Kubu Baru with the peloton then lapping
several times around a circuit in the middle of
FRASERS HILL: MTN-Qhubeka's Youcef Reguigui sprinted to the line to take the biggest win of his career when he won the queen stage of the 20th edition of Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL), a gruelling 180.8km stage from Shah Alam to Frasers Hill today.
The victory also gave the 25-year old Reguigui the overall lead which he is likely to keep in the final stage tomorrow and emerge the third African rider to win LTdL's covered overall title after South Africans Ryan Cox in 2005 and David George in 2006. Read
EWAN TAKES SECOND WIN IN STAGE 6 13 MARCH 2015
KARAK: Orica GrennEdge's Caleb Ewan took his second stage win in Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) 2015 in a bunch sprint in Stage 6 from Kuantan to Karak today.
Ewan, 21, beat Team Southeast's Jakub Mareczko to the win as favourite Andrea Guardini faltered to finish fifth on the day, not adding to his record 17 stage wins as predicted by many before the start of the 96.6km stage, the shortest of this year's race. Read
SEO FINALLY SOLOS TO GLORY IN KUANTAN 12 MARCH 2015
KUANTAN: Seo Joon Yong slayed the ghost of two years ago as he finally rose to the top step of the podium with his first ever stage after a solo attempt to take victory in Stage 5 of Le Tour de Langkawi 2015, at 200km the longest stage of this year's race from Kuala Terengganu to Kuantan today.
The 27-year old was part of a group of eight riders that launched an attack at 60km into the stage and went all the way with an uninterested peloton just managing to cut a gap that expanded to over 18 minutes at one point to 5 minutes and 20s at the finish line, as Seo rode solo for the last 25km to finish 13s ahead of second placed Jamalidin Novardianto of Pegasus Cycling, who ousprinted TSG's Adiq Husainie Othman to take second place. Read
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by Jean François Quénet