Matthews shines in the shimmering heat

Maiden win for Jayco-Skins nets Aussies the race lead

His nickname is 'Bling', and there was plenty of sparkle to Michael Matthews' performance today on the main road of Kuala Berang. The young Australian kicked hardest in the sprint after a day spent in torrid heat to take Jayco-Skins' maiden victory in its professional debut.

Having launched as Jayco-Skins in early January this year, the Australian Institute of Sport's U23 men's squad boasts some of the country's best talent, and the depth of Australian cycling was on show as Matthews took the leader's yellow jersey and countryman Peter McDonald the ascendancy in the mountains classification.

Matthews made the sprint win look easy, while McDonald did the hard yards off the front of the peloton - all 70 kilometres' worth - and capitalised on the three KOM points along the course to ride in the polka dot jersey in tomorrow's stage.

"It's unbelievable. I came into this race wanting to win but not expecting it, so it was really good [to win]," said Matthews. "The main reason for this was not knowing much about the other sprinters - who was going to be up there. I had to just pick one and stay on that [wheel].

"I also didn't expect to win because I'm not used to the weather," continued Matthews. "I came out at the end and started feeling good in the last 40km so the boys set it up for me and it worked out well.

Matthews has quickly established a reputation for an aggressive racing style where he holds very little back and often finds himself in breakaways; asked before the stage whether he would try to hit out early, he said he wouldn't hesitate in going with any moves, but it was the bunch gallop where the young tearaway made his mark in this year's Tour de Langkawi.

"Coming into races I never really have a plan - I just see how I feel on the day and if I feel a break's going to go up the road I'll start hitting it at the start. If I don't think it's going to get away I'll just wait for the sprint at the end," said Matthews.

And the 19-year-old described the sprint finish he waited for: "There were people going everywhere, I heard a couple of crashes," said Matthews of the finale. "I just skitted up the left side and got a free run to the finish. The Footon guy [second place finisher Vidal Cellis] hit out pretty early so I had something to run at, something to chase. It worked out well in the end."

Australian national teams have enjoyed success in this race in the past - most recently with the likes of Jai Crawford and Richie Porte - and while these two riders are climbers, Matthews' strengths lie in his power on the flats; he admitted that his squad would now try to prolong his time in the leader's jersey. "We'll try and defend the jersey - probably not on the [Genting] climb but on the next few stages we'll see what we can do," he explained.

He was realistic about his chances on the reputed Genting climb, which comes on the race's penultimate day, although he also knows the importance of bonus seconds on the flat days before the peloton hits the event's only serious ascent.

"Hopefully I can be up there on Genting but it'll be a very hard hill - I haven't seen it yet but it should be fun and I'll try to get some time bonuses through the week to see if I can hold the jersey.

Of the tactics today however, Matthews said, "We have a couple of sprinters in our team and so we were going to see who was feeling the best at the end of the race; my team got me to about five kilometres to go and I just started following the wheels of other teams - the team worked really well to get me to the finish line fresh."

Doing it the hard way...

One man who looked surprisingly fresh at the finish was Peter McDonald. The Australian spent 70 of the day's 174.5km in a solo break that went clear almost 70km into the stage. The 2009 Australian road race national champion provided the main animation in the day's racing and forced ISD-Neri and the South African national team to makes the moves to chase him down over the middle third of the parcours.

With small bumps in the course masquerading as KOM points, McDonald played it smart and maximised his mountains classification haul by riding off the front over the second KOM point and third intermediate sprint, also gaining bonus seconds in the process.

He had hoped for reinforcements in the move that went away before five kilometres before the feed zone and finished about five kilometres following his successful points haul in Sungai Tong.

"I wasn't really looking to stay away until the end - I thought the win was a bit out of my grasp," said McDonald. "I just wanted to pick up the sprint and the KOM. I didn't actually know there was one KOM to come towards the end - had I known I might have kept going to try and grab that but it all worked out fine because I had the jersey anyway."

McDonald admitted that defending the jersey is now a goal, although he said that, "You can't really formulate too much of a plan coming into this race - it's not really a climber's start to the race so I'll just try to pick up points along the way where I can because they tend to work out more like sprints. You have to look to your team to help you out and bring you to the front to contest them.

Like Matthews, McDonald isn't looking too far ahead into the race, especially not with Genting looming. He admitted that he "climbs okay" but today's endeavours could take their toll.

"When you go away solo and stay away for 80km on the first day of a seven-stage race you eventually run out of energy," said McDonald. "Today wasn't really part of the plan - I didn't really want to be alone out the front and using all that energy but it's just the way it worked out. Hopefully I can conserve a bit before Genting."

Full Results
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins4:22:53 
2Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
3Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
4Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
5Johann Rabie (RSA) South Africa National Team  
6René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
7Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
8Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
9Zach Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
10Salleh Zamri (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
11Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) South Africa National Team  
12Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
13Bradley Hall (Aus) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
14Rusli Amir (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
15Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
16Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
17Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
18Amrun Akmal (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
19Richard Lang (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
20Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
21Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
22Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
23Rastra Patria Dinawan (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
24Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Azad University Iran  
25Liphongyu Nawuti (Tha) Thailand National Team  
26David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team  
27Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
28Mohd Hafiz Rozli (Mas) Letua Cycling Team  
29Bualoi Okart (Tha) Thailand National Team  
30Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
31Farshad Salehian (IRI) Azad University Iran  
32Dennis Pohl (Ger) Giant Asia Racing Team  
33Jimmy Pranata (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
34Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team  
35Abdullah Rizza Pahlavi (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
36Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
37Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
38Guo Hui (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
39Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
40Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
41Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
42Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
43Changpad Kritsada (Tha) Thailand National Team  
44Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
45Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
46Rafael Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
47Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
48Ji Wen Low (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
49Byeong Cheol Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
50Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
51David Pell (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
52Ian McLeod (RSA) South Africa National Team  
53Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
54Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
55Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
56Alexis Rodriguez Hernandez (Spa) Letua Cycling Team  
57Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
58Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
59Amir Zargari (IRI) Azad University Iran  
60José Rujano Guillen (Ven) ISD - Neri0:00:08 
61Ming Xing Xue (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
62Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
63Phuchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
64Boonratanatha Thurakit (Tha) Thailand National Team  
65Edgar Nohales Nieto (Spa) Letua Cycling Team  
66Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
67Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
68Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
69Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
70Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
71Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Asia Racing Team  
72Tonton Susanto (Ina) Azad University Iran  
73Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant Asia Racing Team  
74Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
75Fu Xing (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
76Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
77Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
78Barati Rasoul (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team  
79Raul Castano Yuste (Spa) Letua Cycling Team  
80Mark O'Brien (Aus) Letua Cycling Team  
81Rene Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
82Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
83Jung Hwan Youm (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
84Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
85Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
86Jaco Venter (RSA) South Africa National Team  
87Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
88Shu Seok Kyu (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
89Jay Thomson (RSA) South Africa National Team  
90Ali Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
91Abbas Saedi Tanha (IRI) Azad University Iran  
92Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
93Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
94Hui Zhang (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
95Jiong Wang (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
96Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD - Neri  
97Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
98Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
99Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
100Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
101Ho Se Yong (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
102Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
103Igarashi Takeshi (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
104Yong Li Ng (Mas) Letua Cycling Team  
105Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
106Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
107Junoh Kwon (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
108Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
109Chuaikun Wiwatchai (Tha) Thailand National Team  
110Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:00:32 
111Wang Meiyin (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:51 
112Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:00:53 
113Christopher Jennings (RSA) South Africa National Team0:01:50 
114Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri0:01:54 
115Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:02:13 
116Ruenmao Rattapong (Tha) Thailand National Team0:06:41 
117Joon Yong Seo (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
DNFRami Mehrabani (IRI) Azad University Iran  
DNFChri Tjondrokusumo (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
Points
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins15pts
2Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon-Servetto14 
3Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team13 
4Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia12 
5Johann Rabie (RSA) South Africa National Team11 
6René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec10 
7Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto9 
8Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team8 
9Zach Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies7 
10Salleh Zamri (Mas) Malaysia National Team6 
11Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) South Africa National Team5 
12Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri4 
13Bradley Hall (Aus) Marco Polo Cycling Team3 
14Rusli Amir (Mas) Malaysia National Team2 
15Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia1 
Sprint 1 - Jelawat
1Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia5pts
2Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto3 
3Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri2 
4Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team1 
Sprint 2 - Kuala Besut
1Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia5pts
2Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto3 
3Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri2 
4David Pell (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling1 
Sprint 3 - Sg Tong
1Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling5pts
2Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team3 
3Bualoi Okart (Tha) Thailand National Team2 
4Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia1 
Mountain 1 - Tok Bali (Cat. 4)
1Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team4pts
2Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team2 
3Jay Thomson (RSA) South Africa National Team1 
Mountain 2 - Sg Tong (Cat 4)
1Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling4pts
2Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec2 
3Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3 - Kg Chapu (Cat 4))
1Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling4pts
2Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team2 
3Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team1 
Asian riders
1Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team4:22:53 
2Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
3Salleh Zamri (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
4Rusli Amir (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
5Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
6Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
7Amrun Akmal (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
8Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
9Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
10Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
11Rastra Patria Dinawan (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
12Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Azad University Iran  
13Liphongyu Nawuti (Tha) Thailand National Team  
14Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
15Mohd Hafiz Rozli (Mas) Letua Cycling Team  
16Bualoi Okart (Tha) Thailand National Team  
17Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
18Farshad Salehian (IRI) Azad University Iran  
19Jimmy Pranata (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
20Abdullah Rizza Pahlavi (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
21Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
22Guo Hui (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
23Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
24Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
25Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
26Changpad Kritsada (Tha) Thailand National Team  
27Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
28Ji Wen Low (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
29Byeong Cheol Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
30Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
31Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
32Amir Zargari (IRI) Azad University Iran  
33Ming Xing Xue (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports0:00:08 
34Phuchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
35Boonratanatha Thurakit (Tha) Thailand National Team  
36Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
37Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
38Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
39Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
40Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Asia Racing Team  
41Tonton Susanto (Ina) Azad University Iran  
42Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant Asia Racing Team  
43Fu Xing (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
44Barati Rasoul (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team  
45Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
46Jung Hwan Youm (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
47Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
48Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
49Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
50Shu Seok Kyu (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
51Ali Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
52Abbas Saedi Tanha (IRI) Azad University Iran  
53Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
54Hui Zhang (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
55Jiong Wang (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
56Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
57Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
58Ho Se Yong (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
59Igarashi Takeshi (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
60Yong Li Ng (Mas) Letua Cycling Team  
61Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
62Junoh Kwon (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
63Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
64Chuaikun Wiwatchai (Tha) Thailand National Team  
65Wang Meiyin (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:51 
66Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:02:13 
67Ruenmao Rattapong (Tha) Thailand National Team0:06:41 
68Joon Yong Seo (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
Teams
1Footon-Servetto13:08:39 
2Malaysia National Team  
3Team Jayco- Skins  
4Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
5South Africa National Team  
6Aisan Racing Team  
7Kazakhstan National Team  
8Polygon Sweet Nice  
9Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling  
10Giant Asia Racing Team  
11Thailand National Team  
12Kelly Benefit Strategies  
13Azad University Iran  
14Drapac Porsche Cycling  
15Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:08 
16ISD-Neri  
17Letua Cycling Team  
18Seoul Cycling  
19Vorarlberg-Corratec0:00:16 
20Champion System - Max Success Sports  
Asian teams
1Malaysia National Team13:08:39 
2Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
3Aisan Racing Team  
4Kazakhstan National Team  
5Polygon Sweet Nice  
6Thailand National Team  
7Azad University Iran  
8Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling0:00:08 
9Seoul Cycling  
10Champion System - Max Success Sports0:00:16 
11Marco Polo Cycling Team  
12Giant Asia Racing Team0:00:24 
General classification after stage 1
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins4:22:43 
2Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:00:04 
3Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
4Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:00:06 
5Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling0:00:07 
6Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:00:08 
7Bualoi Okart (Tha) Thailand National Team0:00:09 
8Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
9Johann Rabie (RSA) South Africa National Team0:00:10 
10René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
11Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
12Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
13Zach Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
14Salleh Zamri (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
15Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) South Africa National Team  
16Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
17Bradley Hall (Aus) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
18Rusli Amir (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
19Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
20Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
21Amrun Akmal (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
22Richard Lang (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
23Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
24Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
25Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
26Rastra Patria Dinawan (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
27Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Azad University Iran  
28Liphongyu Nawuti (Tha) Thailand National Team  
29David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team  
30Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
31Mohd Hafiz Rozli (Mas) Letua Cycling Team  
32Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
33Farshad Salehian (IRI) Azad University Iran  
34Dennis Pohl (Ger) Giant Asia Racing Team  
35Jimmy Pranata (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
36Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team  
37Abdullah Rizza Pahlavi (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
38Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
39Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
40Guo Hui (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
41Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
42Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
43Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
44Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
45Changpad Kritsada (Tha) Thailand National Team  
46Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
47Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
48Rafael Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
49Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
50Ji Wen Low (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
51Byeong Cheol Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
52Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
53David Pell (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
54Ian McLeod (RSA) South Africa National Team  
55Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
56Alexis Rodriguez Hernandez (Spa) Letua Cycling Team  
57Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
58Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
59Amir Zargari (IRI) Azad University Iran  
60Chuaikun Wiwatchai (Tha) Thailand National Team  
61Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:00:14 
62José Rujano Guillen (Ven) ISD - Neri0:00:18 
63Ming Xing Xue (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
64Phuchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
65Boonratanatha Thurakit (Tha) Thailand National Team  
66Edgar Nohales Nieto (Spa) Letua Cycling Team  
67Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
68Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
69Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
70Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
71Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
72Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Asia Racing Team  
73Tonton Susanto (Ina) Azad University Iran  
74Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant Asia Racing Team  
75Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins  
76Fu Xing (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
77Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
78Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
79Barati Rasoul (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team  
80Raul Castano Yuste (Spa) Letua Cycling Team  
81Mark O'Brien (Aus) Letua Cycling Team  
82Rene Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
83Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
84Jung Hwan Youm (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
85Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
86Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
87Jaco Venter (RSA) South Africa National Team  
88Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
89Shu Seok Kyu (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
90Jay Thomson (RSA) South Africa National Team  
91Ali Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
92Abbas Saedi Tanha (IRI) Azad University Iran  
93Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
94Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
95Hui Zhang (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
96Jiong Wang (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
97Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD - Neri  
98Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri  
99Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
100Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
101Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
102Ho Se Yong (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
103Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
104Igarashi Takeshi (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
105Yong Li Ng (Mas) Letua Cycling Team  
106Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec  
107Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
108Junoh Kwon (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
109Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
110Joon Yong Seo (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:00:30 
111Nick Aitken (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:00:42 
112Wang Meiyin (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:01:01 
113Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:01:03 
114Christopher Jennings (RSA) South Africa National Team0:02:00 
115Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri0:02:03 
116Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:02:23 
117Ruenmao Rattapong (Tha) Thailand National Team0:06:51 
Points classification
1Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia23pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins15 
3Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon-Servetto14 
4Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team14 
5Johann Rabie (RSA) South Africa National Team11 
6René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec10 
7Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto9 
8Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team8 
9Zach Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies7 
10Salleh Zamri (Mas) Malaysia National Team6 
11Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto6 
12Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling5 
13Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) South Africa National Team5 
14Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri4 
15Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team3 
16Bradley Hall (Aus) Marco Polo Cycling Team3 
17Bualoi Okart (Tha) Thailand National Team2 
18Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri2 
19Rusli Amir (Mas) Malaysia National Team2 
20Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri2 
21Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia1 
22David Pell (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling1 
Mountains classification
1Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling4pts
2Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling4 
3Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team4 
4Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team2 
5Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team2 
6Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec2 
7Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team1 
8Jay Thomson (RSA) South Africa National Team1 
9Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team1 
Asian rider classification
1Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia4:22:47 
2Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:00:02 
3Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:00:04 
4Bualoi Okart (Tha) Thailand National Team0:00:05 
5Salleh Zamri (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:00:06 
6Rusli Amir (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
7Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
8Amrun Akmal (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
9Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
10Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
11Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
12Rastra Patria Dinawan (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
13Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Azad University Iran  
14Liphongyu Nawuti (Tha) Thailand National Team  
15Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
16Mohd Hafiz Rozli (Mas) Letua Cycling Team  
17Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
18Farshad Salehian (IRI) Azad University Iran  
19Jimmy Pranata (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
20Abdullah Rizza Pahlavi (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
21Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
22Guo Hui (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
23Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling  
24Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice  
25Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
26Changpad Kritsada (Tha) Thailand National Team  
27Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
28Ji Wen Low (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
29Byeong Cheol Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
30Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
31Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
32Amir Zargari (IRI) Azad University Iran  
33Chuaikun Wiwatchai (Tha) Thailand National Team  
34Ming Xing Xue (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports0:00:14 
35Phuchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
36Boonratanatha Thurakit (Tha) Thailand National Team  
37Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
38Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
39Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
40Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
41Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Asia Racing Team  
42Tonton Susanto (Ina) Azad University Iran  
43Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant Asia Racing Team  
44Fu Xing (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
45Barati Rasoul (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team  
46Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
47Jung Hwan Youm (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
48Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
49Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team  
50Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team  
51Shu Seok Kyu (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
52Ali Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National Team  
53Abbas Saedi Tanha (IRI) Azad University Iran  
54Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
55Hui Zhang (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
56Jiong Wang (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
57Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
58Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System - Max Success Sports  
59Ho Se Yong (Kor) Seoul Cycling  
60Igarashi Takeshi (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
61Yong Li Ng (Mas) Letua Cycling Team  
62Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team  
63Junoh Kwon (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
64Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team  
65Joon Yong Seo (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:00:26 
66Wang Meiyin (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:57 
67Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:02:19 
68Ruenmao Rattapong (Tha) Thailand National Team0:06:47 
Teams classification
1Footon-Servetto13:08:39 
2Malaysia National Team  
3Team Jayco- Skins  
4Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
5South Africa National Team  
6Aisan Racing Team  
7Kazakhstan National Team  
8Polygon Sweet Nice  
9Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling  
10Giant Asia Racing Team  
11Thailand National Team  
12Kelly Benefit Strategies  
13Azad University Iran  
14Drapac Porsche Cycling  
15Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:08 
16ISD-Neri  
17Letua Cycling Team  
18Seoul Cycling  
19Vorarlberg-Corratec0:00:16 
20Champion System - Max Success Sports  
Asian teams classification
1Malaysia National Team13:08:39 
2Geumsan Ginseng Asia  
3Aisan Racing Team  
4Kazakhstan National Team  
5Polygon Sweet Nice  
6Thailand National Team  
7Azad University Iran  
8Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling0:00:08 
9Seoul Cycling  
10Champion System - Max Success Sports0:00:16 
11Marco Polo Cycling Team  
12Giant Asia Racing Team0:00:24 

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