Tinkoff-Saxo finished off on a positive note in Tour de Langkawi. Michael Kolar took third place in the final sprint, behind stage winner Andrea Guardini and Caleb Ewan, while Jesper Hansen moved up from seventh to sixth due to intermediate bonus seconds.
Youcef Reguigui has won the 20th edition of the Tour de Langkawi. The Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung rider was able to hold on to the yellow leaders jersey he donned after his emphatic stage victory yesterday.
Jesper Hansen moves into 7th place overall after finishing with the front group of ten riders on top of Fraser’s Hill in Tour de Langkawi.
The Tour de Langkawi reached its peak today with the tackling hill top finish at Fraser's Hill. The climb was a late addition to the race course, after the removal of Genting Highlands. Nonetheless, its final steep 8 kilometers proved to be the perfect playground for MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Michael Kolar showed signs of improvement on today’s stage of Tour de Langkawi after illness in the early season set his preparations back.
Tinkoff-Saxo put great effort into securing a spot in the breakaway group during stage 5 of Tour de Langkawi.
With stage 4 now completed, the Tour de Langkawi is ready to enter the second and last part of the race. It does so with 4 Tinkoff-Saxo riders in the top forty and all within reach of the top GC. Today’s stage saw yet another bunch sprint, where Andrea Guardini took stage glory for the third time.
It was victory number 3 for Andrea Guardini (Astana) at this years edition of the Tour de Langkawi as he won the stage 4 bunch sprint. Jakub Mareczko (Southeast) and Caleb Ewan (Orica-Greenedge) were 2nd and 3rd respectively. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung sprinter, Youcef Reguigui claimed 4th position on the day.
After two consecutive second places, neo-pro sprinter Caleb Ewan has made his breakthrough at the Tour de Langkawi, winning stage three in a reduced bunch sprint and moving into the race lead.