Yamamoto, Davison win overall in Langkawi

Giger, Wloszczowska prevail on final stage

Fabian Giger (Giant Pro XC Team) and teammate Emil Lindgren finished 1-2 in stage 5 of the Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge (LIMBC) in Pantai Kok on Saturday, the second stage win of the race for the Swiss rider. Maja Wloszczowska (Giant Pro XC Team) won the final stage of the women's race in a sprint finish ahead of Lea Davison (Specialized Factory Racing).

Kohei Yamamoto (Specialized Racing) won the men's general classification, the first Asian rider to claim overall victory in the men's event, while Davison prevailed in the women's general classification, the first rider to defend an overall title at the LIMBC.

Men

Yamamoto, who carried a 2:42 lead over closest challenger Emil Lindgren into the final stage, played it safe by sticking with the leading group. Lindgren finished second behind his teammate and 2012 LIMBC champion Fabian Giger, but could only reduce the fourth-placed Yamamoto's overall lead by a few seconds.

"It is a dream come true to become the first Asian winner here," said the 28-year-old Yamamoto. "It was not easy because of the strong field of competitors, but I felt no pressure and raced to my true ability.

"I hope my win here will be the start of more success for the Asian riders in world-class competitions. My next target will be to compete for the title in the World Cup, and I will give myself two years to achieve it."

Lindgren maintained his second place position in the overall standings, with Frenchman Maxime Marotte of BH Brsuntour KMC finishing third on general classification at 10:49.

Women

Davison proved she is the queen of mountain biking in Langkawi after producing an explosive finish to cap her second straight overall title. Defending the overall title was already a foregone conclusion before Saturday's fifth and final stage, but the American nonetheless battled Giant Pro XC Team's Maja Wloszczowska to the line in a sprint finale claimed by the Polish rider.

Wloszczowska won the battle to take her first stage win in Langkawi, but lost the war for the overall title.

"I may be the defending champion, but I did not have it easy because of the tough competitors and every race was closely fought," said Davison. "There is something about Langkawi which brings out my best performances. Maybe it is because of the familiar muddy courses that are similar to the ones back home in Vermont. I am looking forward to returning next year and win a third time."

Wloszczowska finished second in the overall standings, with Eva Lechner of Colnago Sudtirol taking third place on general classification.

"After a string of second and third place finishes in Langkawi and the last two events I competed in, it feels good to finally get a stage win," said Wloszczowska. "Although I was eyeing the overall title before the start of the competition, Lea was simply too good and deserved her victory. I am satisfied with my overall second placing in this tough competition."

Full Results

Men stage 5
1Fabian Peter Giger (Swi) Giant Pro XC Team0:34:14 
2Emil Lindgren (Swe) Giant Pro XC Team  
3Rourke Croeser (RSA) Kargo Mountain Bike Team0:00:02 
4Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn) Specialized Racing0:00:05 
5Bram Rood (Ned) Koga0:00:07 
6Stephane Tempier (Fra) BH SR Suntour KMC0:00:13 
7Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) Goldwurst-Power/ Stöckli0:00:19 
8Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH SR Suntour KMC0:00:24 
9David William Fletcher (GBr) Orange Monkey Pro Team0:00:26 
10Hamish Batchelor (GBr) Fluid Fin0:00:33 
11Thomas Dietsch (Fra) Bulls0:01:19 
12Peerapol Chawchiangkwang (Tha) Thailand0:01:40 
13Zaenal Fanani (Ina) Indonesia0:01:50 
14Simon Gegenheimer (Ger) Ultra Rose Sport Racing0:01:56 
15Steffen Thum (Ger) Ultra Rose Sport Racing0:01:58 
16Shokri Faraz (IRI) Iran  
17Nino Surban (Phi) Philippines  
18Bandi Sugito (Ina) Indonesia0:02:15 
19Michael Smith (Aus) Polygon/Bicycle Online0:02:25 
20Ken Onodera (Jpn) Japan0:02:37 
21Ryo Saito (Jpn) Japan0:02:45 
22Ramezani Alavi Mohsen (IRI) Iran0:02:49 
23Dadi Nurcahyadi (Ina) Indonesia0:02:50 
24Alvin Benosa (Phi) Philippines0:02:52 
25Cory Wallace (Can) Kona0:03:00 
26Parviz Mardani (IRI) Iran0:03:06 
27Robert Wardell (GBr) Trek Factory Racing0:03:16 
28Yuki Ikeda (Jpn) Topeak Ergon0:03:18 
29Yoshitaka Nakahara (Jpn) Japan0:03:35 
30Natawat Supachiwakun (Tha) Thailand0:03:42 
31Bengareth Tom Owen Roff (GBr) Orange Monkey Pro Team0:04:04 
32Ridolfi Riccardo (Ita) Scott Rc New Limits0:04:39 
33March Mc Quinn Aleonar (Phi) Philippines0:05:03 
34Mohd Zul Ashraf Bin (Mas) Zamlantriace Cycling Team0:05:13 
35Surakiat Boonsom (Tha) Thailand0:05:21 
36Narayan Gopal Maharjan (Nep) Nepal0:05:26 
37Khodayari Farzad (IRI) Iran0:05:30 
38Victor Galvez Perez (Chi) Shot&Go-G-Shock0:05:37 
39Muhammad Rafiuddin (Bru) Bin Zikbrunei0:05:53 
40Mohd Arif Bin Che Awang (Mas) Endurace0:06:31 
41Philip Mawbey (Aus) Stevens Bikes0:06:41 
42Muhammad Nurjamri (Bru) Bin Joh Brunei0:06:49 
43Mohd Shahrul Nizam Che (Mas) SamKHS Factory Team / ATM0:06:54 
44Mohamad Khaniz Omar (Sin) Twenty9Er0:07:18 
45Sai Aung Kham (Mya) Myanmar0:07:24 
46Jr Stanly Jalip (Mas) Sabah0:07:38 
47Mohd Razif Bin Mohd (Mas) Salleh Endurace0:07:42 
48Nicklos Minol (Mas) Sabah0:08:58 
49Jacinto Da Costa (TLs) Timor Leste0:09:28 
50Amirol Amirsyam Alif (Mas) Navy0:10:17 
51Mohd Zamri Bin Salleh (Mas) Arus Polygon -1lap 
52Muhammad Raihaan Bin Abd Brunei (Bru) -2laps 
53Shahrom Abdullah (Mas) Bike Connection  
54Saiful Khohar Bin Abdul (Mas) Halendurace  
55Khairi Amin (Mas) Endurace  
56Shahrin Amir (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant -3laps 
57Mohd Shafari Abd Malik (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant  
58Buddhi Bahadur Tamang (Nep) Nepal  
59Antonio Martins (TLs) Timor Leste  
60Aung Phone (Mya) Myanmar  
61Ajaya Pandit Chhetri (Nep) Nepal -4laps 
62Zamzi Mohamad (Mas) Endurace  
63Jose Almeida Aroujo (TLs) Timor Leste  
64Teo Cherng Linn (Mas)  
65Aayman Thing Tamang (Nep) Nepal -5laps 
66Frisco Daniel (Mas) Sabah  
67Adymartony Kaikin (Mas) Sabah  
68Nik Suharto Bin Nik Husin (Mas) Endurace  
69Muhammad Azman Shahudin (Mas) Navy  
70Izham Che Abdul Hamid (Mas) Endurace -6laps 
71Nik Mohd Fariz Mohd Shar (Mas) Avanti Malaysia -7laps 
72Azmin Ngah Ibrahim Anuar (Mas) Avanti Malaysia -9laps 
73Kristian Hynek (Cze) Elettroveneta - Corratec  
DNFMohd Nor Rizuan Bin Zainal (Mas) KHS Factory Team / ATM  
Women stage 5
1Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) Giant Pro XC Team0:26:21 
2Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Factory Racing  
3Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Sudtirol0:00:02 
4Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Sudtirol0:00:05 
5Adelheid Morath (Ger) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team0:00:08 
6Elisabeth Sveum (Nor) Raufoss & Gjovik Sk0:00:19 
7Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Calort Bike Team0:00:47 
8Jovana Crnogorac (Srb) Serbia National Team0:00:48 
9Mariske Strauss (RSA) Orange Monkey Pro Team0:00:57 
10Eszter Dosa (Hun) Vitalitas Se0:02:01 
11Aurelie Halbwachs (Mri) Vcjcc0:02:09 
12Naomi Hansen (Aus) Subaru-MarathonMTB.Com0:02:12 
13Masziyaton Mohd Radzi (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant0:02:42 
14Siriluck Warapiang (Tha) Thailand0:02:53 
15Kusmawati Yazid (Ina) Indonesia -2laps 
16Jutamas Wongpadklang (Tha) Thailand -3laps 
17Junaidah Juss (Mas) Arus Polygon -4laps 
18Tin Win Kyi (Mya) Myanmar  
19Maria Teresa Abumohor (Chi) Shot&Go-G-Shock  
20Noor Fadilah Saiedin (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant -5laps 
21Ainnurulhuda Rusli (Mas) Endurace  
22Laura Liong (Sin) Singapore -6laps 
23Jacklyn Diana Andrew (Mas) KHS Factory Team / ATM  
24Francelina Marques Cabral (TLs) Timor Leste -7laps 
25Junainah Asma (Mas) Endurace  
26Sharina Shafie (Mas) Endurace -8laps 
Masters Men stage 5
1Marzio Deho (Ita) Cicli Olympia0:31:39 
2Nicholas Craig (GBr) Scott0:00:06 
3Patrick Jansen (Ned) Ten Tusscher0:01:12 
4Anthony White (GBr) MT Zoom/XCracer.Com0:01:13 
5Ton De Haan (Ned) WV Ede  
6Suriya Sangboon (Tha) Endurace0:03:15 
7Andrew Paul Davison (Aus) Marathon MTB0:03:42 
8Prasoet Chitmart (Tha) Endurace -3laps 
9Richard Ben Hendy (Aus) -4laps 
10Nor Mohamed Bin Ismail (Sin) Twenty9Er -5laps 
11Mark Mcinnes (Aus) Progresive Coaching System  
12Roslee A. Hamid (Sin) Twenty9Er  
13Shaharin Bin Razali (Mas) KHS Factory Team / ATM  
14Mohd Yusof Bin Ilah (Mas) Endurace  
15Leong Shyh Chije (Mas) -6laps 
16Faisal Bin Meskam (Sin) Twenty9Er  
17Azmar Bin Mohd Nor (Mas) Endurace  
18Mohd Sahak Zaini (Mas) DTMC Team -7laps 
19Ridzuan Abd Rahim (Mas) DTMC Team  
Senior Masters Men stage 5
1Mads Bodker (Den) Davinci Specialized0:33:58 
2Craig Peacock (Aus) Chase Racing Team0:01:17 
3Deon Wilkins (RSA)0:01:41 
4Derek David Milne (NZl) Nelson MTB Club0:02:28 
5Douglas John Sharland (NZl) Nelson MTB Club -1lap 
6Trisit Chin Anan (Tha) Endurace  
7John Ray Funk (Can) Dead Goat Racing  
8Harmut Hofmann (Ger) Bulls Senior Master  
9Jirawat Chulak (Tha) Endurace  
10Ronie Mabatid Adlawan (Phi) Admorload  
11Charles Stander (RSA) Concept Cyclery -3laps 
12Zamani Supartin (Mas) Le Tua Protua -4laps 
13Frank - Dieter Viermann (Ger) CCI -5laps 
Men final general classification
1Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn) Specialized Racing10:09:21 
2Emil Lindgren (Swe) Giant Pro XC Team0:02:42 
3Maxime Marotte (Fra) BH SR Suntour KMC0:10:49 
4Stephane Tempier (Fra) BH SR Suntour KMC0:15:16 
5Nicola Rohrbach (Swi) Goldwurst-Power/ Stöckli0:23:11 
6Thomas Dietsch (Fra) Bulls0:26:56 
7Fabian Peter Giger (Swi) Giant Pro XC Team0:36:57 
8Kristian Hynek (Cze) Elettroveneta - Corratec0:40:50 
9Rourke Croeser (RSA) Kargo Mountain Bike Team0:50:38 
10Bram Rood (Ned) Koga0:59:28 
11Robert Wardell (GBr) Trek Factory Racing1:12:57 
12Peerapol Chawchiangkwang (Tha) Thailand1:22:27 
13Cory Wallace (Can) Kona1:25:42 
14Parviz Mardani (IRI) Iran1:28:12 
15Hamish Batchelor (GBr) Fluid Fin1:33:22 
16Ramezani Alavi Mohsen (IRI) Iran1:44:55 
17David William Fletcher (GBr) Orange Monkey Pro Team1:47:19 
18Ken Onodera (Jpn) Japan1:48:18 
19Shokri Faraz (IRI) Iran1:57:41 
20Yuki Ikeda (Jpn) Topeak Ergon2:02:23 
21Shahrin Amir (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant2:03:50 
22Yoshitaka Nakahara (Jpn) Japan2:05:52 
23Michael Smith (Aus) Polygon/Bicycle Online2:08:00 
24Alvin Benosa (Phi) Philippines2:10:22 
25Nino Surban (Phi) Philippines2:18:46 
26Ryo Saito (Jpn) Japan2:23:05 
27Dadi Nurcahyadi (Ina) Indonesia2:28:09 
28Natawat Supachiwakun (Tha) Thailand2:30:03 
29Ajaya Pandit Chhetri (Nep) Nepal2:30:40 
30Steffen Thum (Ger) Ultra Rose Sport Racing2:33:41 
31Bengareth Tom Owen Roff (GBr) Orange Monkey Pro Team2:41:57 
32Bandi Sugito (Ina) Indonesia2:53:09 
33Zaenal Fanani (Ina) Indonesia3:10:47 
34Victor Galvez Perez (Chi) Shot&Go-G-Shock3:18:36 
35Saiful Khohar Bin Abdul (Mas) Halendurace3:19:48 
36March Mc Quinn Aleonar (Phi) Philippines3:20:30 
37Khodayari Farzad (IRI) Iran3:21:43 
38Narayan Gopal Maharjan (Nep) Nepal3:30:10 
39Muhammad Raihaan Bin Abd Brunei (Bru)3:33:59 
40Mohd Shafari Abd Malik (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant3:35:05 
41Shahrom Abdullah (Mas) Bike Connection3:36:02 
42Ridolfi Riccardo (Ita) Scott Rc New Limits3:36:54 
43Frisco Daniel (Mas) Sabah3:41:50 
44Simon Gegenheimer (Ger) Ultra Rose Sport Racing3:47:03 
45Buddhi Bahadur Tamang (Nep) Nepal3:51:37 
46Aayman Thing Tamang (Nep) Nepal3:51:41 
47Mohd Zamri Bin Salleh (Mas) Arus Polygon3:52:34 
48Mohd Zul Ashraf Bin (Mas) Zamlantriace Cycling Team3:53:57 
49Surakiat Boonsom (Tha) Thailand3:54:57 
50Zamzi Mohamad (Mas) Endurace3:58:19 
51Muhammad Nurjamri (Bru) Bin Joh Brunei3:58:50 
52Sai Aung Kham (Mya) Myanmar4:11:45 
53Mohd Razif Bin Mohd (Mas) Salleh Endurace4:15:19 
54Mohd Shahrul Nizam Che (Mas) SamKHS Factory Team / ATM4:17:02 
55Jr Stanly Jalip (Mas) Sabah4:21:14 
56Jacinto Da Costa (TLs) Timor Leste4:45:24 
57Philip Mawbey (Aus) Stevens Bikes4:51:56 
58Mohamad Khaniz Omar (Sin) Twenty9Er4:56:35 
59Muhammad Rafiuddin (Bru) Bin Zikbrunei5:00:32 
60Khairi Amin (Mas) Endurace5:09:13 
61Antonio Martins (TLs) Timor Leste5:10:56 
62Mohd Arif Bin Che Awang (Mas) Endurace5:11:34 
63Amirol Amirsyam Alif (Mas) Navy5:14:13 
64Aung Phone (Mya) Myanmar5:30:18 
65Nicklos Minol (Mas) Sabah5:31:21 
66Jose Almeida Aroujo (TLs) Timor Leste5:36:59 
67Nik Suharto Bin Nik Husin (Mas) Endurace6:14:39 
68Izham Che Abdul Hamid (Mas) Endurace6:26:43 
69Adymartony Kaikin (Mas) Sabah6:34:03 
70Teo Cherng Linn (Mas)6:43:17 
71Muhammad Azman Shahudin (Mas) Navy7:50:20 
72Nik Mohd Fariz Mohd Shar (Mas) Avanti Malaysia7:58:34 
73Azmin Ngah Ibrahim Anuar (Mas) Avanti Malaysia8:46:25 
Women final general classification
1Lea Davison (USA) Specialized Factory Racing9:40:02 
2Maja Wloszczowska (Pol) Giant Pro XC Team0:05:56 
3Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Sudtirol0:11:09 
4Adelheid Morath (Ger) Sabine Spitz Haibike Pro Team0:14:23 
5Mariske Strauss (RSA) Orange Monkey Pro Team0:34:37 
6Elisabeth Sveum (Nor) Raufoss & Gjovik Sk0:37:16 
7Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Sudtirol0:45:12 
8Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Calort Bike Team1:09:41 
9Eszter Dosa (Hun) Vitalitas Se1:44:28 
10Aurelie Halbwachs (Mri) Vcjcc1:53:09 
11Kusmawati Yazid (Ina) Indonesia1:54:29 
12Naomi Hansen (Aus) Subaru-MarathonMTB.Com1:55:36 
13Masziyaton Mohd Radzi (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant2:06:14 
14Siriluck Warapiang (Tha) Thailand2:07:33 
15Jutamas Wongpadklang (Tha) Thailand2:42:37 
16Junaidah Juss (Mas) Arus Polygon2:47:56 
17Jovana Crnogorac (Srb) Serbia National Team2:55:12 
18Tin Win Kyi (Mya) Myanmar3:29:48 
19Noor Fadilah Saiedin (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant4:17:07 
20Maria Teresa Abumohor (Chi) Shot&Go-G-Shock4:37:59 
21Ainnurulhuda Rusli (Mas) Endurace4:44:50 
22Jacklyn Diana Andrew (Mas) KHS Factory Team / ATM5:11:03 
23Francelina Marques Cabral (TLs) Timor Leste6:07:54 
24Junainah Asma (Mas) Endurace6:32:44 
25Laura Liong (Sin) Singapore6:43:48 
26Sharina Shafie (Mas) Endurace7:11:42 
Masters Men final general classification
1Marzio Deho (Ita) Cicli Olympia8:48:09 
2Nicholas Craig (GBr) Scott0:01:43 
3Patrick Jansen (Ned) Ten Tusscher0:35:29 
4Anthony White (GBr) MT Zoom/XCracer.Com1:38:58 
5Prasoet Chitmart (Tha) Endurace1:41:17 
6Suriya Sangboon (Tha) Endurace1:47:27 
7Ton De Haan (Ned) WV Ede1:51:51 
8Mark Mcinnes (Aus) Progresive Coaching System2:21:48 
9Andrew Paul Davison (Aus) Marathon MTB2:28:16 
10Shaharin Bin Razali (Mas) KHS Factory Team / ATM3:52:26 
11Richard Ben Hendy (Aus)3:58:17 
12Azmar Bin Mohd Nor (Mas) Endurace4:59:43 
13Mohd Yusof Bin Ilah (Mas) Endurace5:13:48 
14Leong Shyh Chije (Mas)5:28:17 
15Nor Mohamed Bin Ismail (Sin) Twenty9Er5:41:19 
16Roslee A. Hamid (Sin) Twenty9Er5:43:05 
17Faisal Bin Meskam (Sin) Twenty9Er5:47:33 
18Ridzuan Abd Rahim (Mas) DTMC Team7:23:41 
19Mohd Sahak Zaini (Mas) DTMC Team7:53:24 
Senior Masters Men final general classification
1Mads Bodker (Den) Davinci Specialized9:47:32 
2Derek David Milne (NZl) Nelson MTB Club0:02:56 
3Jirawat Chulak (Tha) Endurace0:35:00 
4Deon Wilkins (RSA)1:00:46 
5Trisit Chin Anan (Tha) Endurace1:08:14 
6John Ray Funk (Can) Dead Goat Racing2:00:36 
7Douglas John Sharland (NZl) Nelson MTB Club2:05:07 
8Craig Peacock (Aus) Chase Racing Team2:17:10 
9Harmut Hofmann (Ger) Bulls Senior Master2:23:58 
10Ronie Mabatid Adlawan (Phi) Admorload2:52:33 
11Charles Stander (RSA) Concept Cyclery4:05:40 
12Zamani Supartin (Mas) Le Tua Protua4:17:33 
13Frank - Dieter Viermann (Ger) CCI5:30:24 

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