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Langkawi International MTB Challenge 2012

Date range:
October 15-20, 2012

October 15, Day 1: Prologue: 1.8km

Vogel and Lechner take opening prologue wins in Langkawi

Cycling News
October 15, 2012, 15:37,
October 15, 2012, 17:22

Racing underway in Malaysia

Florian Vogel (Scott Swisspower) in action

Florian Vogel (Scott Swisspower) in action

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It was a sweet opening stage victory for Florian Vogel in the prologue individual time trial at the Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge (LIMBC) on Monday. The Scott Swisspower rider was beaming with joy after learning that he clocked the fastest time of 5:08.29 on the 2.4km track at Dataran Legenda.

"I will hang on to this stage lead for as long as I can," said Vogel. "I won't give it up easily since this is my first stage victory of any competition in my career." He could not hide his delight at wearing the yellow jersey, despite the humid conditions and hot afternoon in Langkawi.

"I will try to protect my lead for tomorrow's stage 1 challenge. The humidity and weather won't be easy for anyone," he said.

Vogel finished 3.9 seconds ahead of Simon Gegenheimer (Ultra Sports Racing) and 6.1 seconds ahead of Emil Lindgren (Rabobank-Giant Off-Road).


Among the women, Eva Lechner (Team Colnago Sudtirol) who clocked the fastest time: 5:51.27. Her result surprised her.

"I thought I was the third fastest after I learned that my teammate Nathalie (Schneitter) clocked better time than me. But later, when the official result came out, I am so happy," said the Italian woman who is considered among the favourites to challenge for the women's title.

Lechner thinks the course conditions and humidity will help her bid for overall victory.

"I think I am doing well and I feel good. I just need to maintain my pace and work out a good strategy. I have respect for my teammate Nathalie and other competitors," said Lechner.

Lechner finished 4.3 seconds ahead of Lea Davison (Specialized) and 7.6 seconds ahead of Schneitter.


Malaysia's best result of the day came from Masziyaton Mohd Radzi in 10th place with a time of 7:04.33 in the women's category. Anuar Manan managed a 5:54.24, clinching 17th place out of 74 competitors in men's category.

Tomorrow's LIMBC stage 1 will have riders compete on a grueling 65km track around the island, starting and finishing at Lagenda Park.

Full Results for prologue and general classification after day 1

Elite men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Florian Vogel (Swi) Scott Swisspower 0:05:08.3  
2 Simon Gegenheimer (Ger) Ultra Sports Racing 0:00:03.9  
3 Emil Lindgren (Swe) Rabobank-Giant Offroad Team 0:00:06.1  
4 Kristian Hynek (Cze) Ceska Sporitelna Specialized 0:00:06.8  
5 Hendrik Jaap Moorlag* (Ned) Rabobank-Giant Offroad Team 0:00:07.6  
6 Todd Wells (USA) Team Specialized 0:00:13.1  
7 Steffen Thum (Ger) Ultra Sports Racing 0:00:13.9  
8 Fabian Giger (Swi) Rabobank-Giant Offroad Team 0:00:14.2  
9 Burry Stander (RSA) Team Specialized 0:00:16.8  
10 Karl Platt (Ger) Team Bulls 0:00:17.4  
11 Leisling Matthias (Ger) Black Tusk Racing By Tomotion 0:00:19.2  
12 Karl Markt (Aut) Feltz - O - Bionic 0:00:20.5  
13 Marx Torsten (Ger) Black Tusk Racing By Tomotion 0:00:27.4  
14 Robert James Wardell (GBr) Alpine Bikes Racing 0:00:28.6  
15 Max Knox (RSA) Team Specialized 0:00:33.6  
16 Na Sanghoon (Kor) Korea 0:00:36.4  
17 Manan Anuar (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant 0:00:46.0  
18 Pangerl Philipp (Ger) Black Tusk Racing By Tomotion 0:00:46.2  
19 Roger Walder* (Swi) Scott Swisspower 0:00:48.2  
20 Mohd Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi (Mas) Amaniz Cycling 0:00:50.4  
21 Florian Willbold (Ger) Black Tusk Racing By Tomotion 0:00:53.9  
22 Kwon Soonwoo* (Kor) Korea 0:00:54.3  
23 Yoo Bumjin (Kor) Korea 0:00:55.1  
24 Muhammad Raihaan Bin Abd Azbrunei (Bru) 0:00:58.8  
25 Riccardo Ridolfi* (Ita) Scott Rc New Limits 0:01:02.4  
26 Mohd Nor Rizuan Bin Zainal (Mas) PBATM 0:01:07.2  
27 Abdol Malik Mohd Shafari (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant 0:01:14.2  
28 Saiful Khohar Bin Abd Halim (Mas) Endurace Team 1 0:01:15.1  
29 Surachet Singjui (Tha) Endurace Phuket Beach Boy 0:01:17.5  
30 Junaidi Hashim (Sin) Singapore Cycling Federation 0:01:18.1  
31 Mohd Razif Salleh (Mas) Chiru Endurance 0:01:21.6  
32 Terasak Boonchuay (Tha) Chiru Endurance 0:01:24.1  
33 Suhardi Bin Hasan (Mas) Lapierre KT 0:01:24.8  
34 Kuhuzairi B Abdul Bakar* (Mas) Scott Malaysia 0:01:26.1  
35 Mohd Radzi Mohamad Ayub (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant 0:01:28.1  
36 Wilson Low Wei Cheng (Sin) Singapore Cycling Federation 0:01:32.1  
37 Wan Mohammed Najmee Wan (Mas) Mlapierre KT 0:01:33.0  
38 Mohamad Zul Ashraf Bin Zamlkedah (Mas) SBS Giant 0:01:33.1  
39 Mohd Arif Bin Che Awang (Mas) Chiru WTB 0:01:33.3  
40 Zamzi Muhamad (Mas) Arus 0:01:37.2  
41 Muhamad Emir Shafiq Zainal (Mas) Aamaniz Cycling 0:01:39.5  
42 Lim Yew Meng (Mas) Chiru Endurance 0:01:39.7  
43 Mohamad Faris Abdul Razak (Mas) Kedah/PDRM 0:01:41.2  
44 Muhammad Nurjamri Bin Joha Brunei (Bru) 0:01:41.6  
45 Surasuk Taweesman (Tha) Chiru Endurance 0:01:42.6  
46 Mohd Shahrul Nizam Bin Che Pbatm (Mas) 0:01:44.1  
47 Muhammad Hazwan Bin Azmen (Mas) Orbea Malaysia 0:01:44.6  
48 Mohamad Khaniz Bin Omar (Sin) Singapore Cycling Federation 0:01:47.7  
49 Lim Chin Hong * (Mas) Lapierre KT 0:01:53.1  
50 Muhammad Shaid Abdul (Mas) Samadendurace Team 2 0:01:55.5  
51 Michael John Williams (Aus) 0:01:56.5  
52 Mohammad Nurhaimin Bin Awabrunei (Bru) 0:01:57.7  
53 Lau Cze Kuang (Mas) 0:02:03.4  
54 Muhamad Suhaimi Abdul (Mas) Scott Malaysia 0:02:05.0  
55 Nor Azlan Bin Zolkefli (Mas) Scott Malaysia 0:02:08.9  
56 Richard Ben Hendy (Aus) 0:02:09.7  
57 Ivan Tay Chin Seng* (Sin) Singapore Cycling Federation 0:02:11.2  
58 Shamsul Firdaus Bin Shahida Pahang (Mas) 0:02:14.9  
59 Mohd Shawal Bin Mohd (Mas) Shafeavanti Team 0:02:19.2  
60 Mohamad Syafiq Abidin (Mas) Langkawi Cycling Team 0:02:42.4  
61 Sulheilmy Ahmad Isa (Mas) Recovery 0:02:45.3  
62 Shaiful Ahmad (Mas) Amaniz Cycling 0:02:49.1  
63 Abdul Kadir Bin Abas (Mas) 0:02:58.7  
64 Izwan Md Sumairi (Mas) Majlis Perbandaran Klang 0:03:01.9  
65 Julian Kaub (Mas) 0:03:09.6  
66 Quah Ooi Ken (Mas) Scott Malaysia 0:03:20.8  
67 Mohd Faizal Md Pilus (Mas) Ambank 0:03:22.7  
68 Michael Sahari (Mas) Ambank 0:03:25.4  
69 Chan Weng Leong (Mas) Scott Malaysia 0:03:26.1  
70 Mohamad Hafiz Bin Mohamed (Mas) Avanti Team 0:03:27.2  
71 Amri Ismail (Mas) Arus 0:03:31.2  
72 Khairul Amin Ahmad Riozuan (Mas) Kedah 0:03:49.5  
73 Foong Weng Kong (Mas) 0:04:04.1  
74 Muhammad Naim Bin Abdul Aziz (Mas) 0:19:03.4  
DNS Ahmad Khairdir Mohd Nazri (Mas) KDH    
DNS Ahmad Sukri Ahmad Nawawi (Mas) KDH    
DNS Mohd Shahrul Hafiz Isak (Mas) KDH    
DNS Azhar B. Hassan (Mas)    
Elite women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Eva Lechner (Ita) Colnago Sudtirol 0:05:51.3  
2 Lea Davison (USA) Team Specialized 0:00:04.3  
3 Nathalie Schneitter (Swi) Colnago Sudtirol 0:00:07.6  
4 Julia Innerhofer* (Ita) Colnago Sudtirol 0:00:19.9  
5 Janka Stevkova (Svk) Slovakia 0:00:22.6  
6 Blaza Klemencic (Slo) Felt Otztal X-Bionic 0:00:22.9  
7 Cherise Stander (RSA) Momentum Toyota 0:00:28.3  
8 Jenni King (Aus) Anytime Fitness / Trek 0:00:36.7  
9 Elisabeth Sveum (Nor) Norway 0:00:44.9  
10 Masziyaton Binti Mohd Radzi (Mas) Kedah SBS Giant 0:01:13.1  
11 Melanie Leveau (Fra) Hora Du Bush 0:01:21.5  
12 Junaidah Juss (Mas) Arus 0:01:32.6  
13 Laura Liong (Sin) 0:01:47.0  
14 Nurul Suhada Bt Zainal* (Mas) Terengganu 0:01:57.2  
15 Ain Nurul Huda Rusli (Mas) Chiru Endurace 0:02:17.0  
16 Siti Fatimah Binti Ismail* (Mas) Kedah 0:02:23.3  
17 Noor Fadilah Saiedin* (Mas) Arus 0:02:25.8  
18 Adinya Sai Samorn (Tha) Chiru Endurace 0:02:57.7  
19 Sharina Binti Shafei* (Mas) Langkawi 0:07:06.0  
DNF Sandra Klomp* (Ita) Ktm St Ihl Torrevilla    
DNF Jacklyn Diana Andrew (Mas) PBATM    
Master men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Marzio Deho (Ita) Cicli Olympia 0:05:32.0  
2 Nicholas Craig (GBr) Scott UK 0:00:01.6  
3 Anthony White (GBr) Cannondale Mt Zoom Racing 0:00:35.8  
4 Takuma Dan (Jpn) Club 3719 0:01:01.1  
5 Vanni Balboni (Ita) Green Devils Team 0:01:01.2  
6 Gregory John Dick (NZl) Malborough Mountainbike Clu 0:01:11.6  
7 Lance Andwew Portman (Aus) Asphar Surveying 0:01:24.5  
8 Prasert Chitmart (Tha) Endurace Phuket Beach Boy 0:01:24.5  
9 Zhen Feng (USA) Volt Racing 0:01:32.6  
10 Yuttana Chukaew (Tha) Endurace Phuket Beach Boy 0:01:41.2  
11 Robert Rowe (Aus) 0:01:47.4  
12 Andy Tiong Telk Mewg (Mas) Langkawi 0:02:07.8  
13 Kenneth Koh (Sin) 0:02:14.9  
14 Loh Ching Soo (Mas) Singapore Five-O 0:02:17.4  
15 Mohamad Yusof Ilah (Mas) Chiru Endurace 0:02:21.4  
16 Muhamad Razli Ibrahim (Mas) Amaniz Cycling 0:02:27.5  
17 Azman Bin Mohd Nor (Mas) Chiru Endurace 0:02:56.4  
18 Ridzuan Bin Abd Rahim (Mas) DTM 0:03:07.5  
19 Mohd Sahak Bin Zaiwi (Mas) DTM 0:03:07.9  
20 Azman Bin Abu Hassan (Mas) 0:04:52.6  
DNS Abu Hassan B. Halim (Mas)    
DNS Chacrit Ngeongsanga (Tha) Chiru Endurace    
Senior master men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 John Ray Funk (Can) Deadgoat Racing 0:06:50.3  
2 Charles H.B Stander (RSA) Concept Cyclery Specialised 0:00:17.0  
3 Zamani Supartin (Mas) Le Tua 0:00:24.0  
4 Kwan Kah Yong (Mas) Scott Malaysia 0:00:32.3  
5 Chua Tuan Muar (Mas) Amaniz Cycling 0:00:33.5  
6 Hartmut Hofmann (Ger) 0:00:40.4  
7 Frank D Viermann (Ger) P.Pinang 0:01:03.9  
8 Abdul Razak Kamis (Mas) Kedah 0:01:37.6  
9 Farizul Latif Zulkipli (Mas) Scott Malaysia 0:02:08.2  
10 Che Mansor B Kamis (Mas) 0:02:27.2  


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