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Terrific Taiji takes one for Aisan

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Bradeley Hall (Marco Polo Cycling Team) from Australia was in 24th place overall going into the fourth stage.

Bradeley Hall (Marco Polo Cycling Team) from Australia was in 24th place overall going into the fourth stage. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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A local performer at the startline in Mersing prior to stage four of the tour.

A local performer at the startline in Mersing prior to stage four of the tour. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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A display of martial arts on the startline in Mersing.

A display of martial arts on the startline in Mersing. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Johnnie Walker (Footon-Servetto) from Australia signs on in Mersing for stage four.

Johnnie Walker (Footon-Servetto) from Australia signs on in Mersing for stage four. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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A duel in Mersing prior to the start of stage four.

A duel in Mersing prior to the start of stage four. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Japanese journalist Yuta Omata in tears after witnessing compatriot Nishitani's stage win

Japanese journalist Yuta Omata in tears after witnessing compatriot Nishitani's stage win (Image credit: Le Tour de Langkawi)
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Asian rider classification leader Anuar Manan cools down after another hot day

Asian rider classification leader Anuar Manan cools down after another hot day (Image credit: Le Tour de Langkawi)
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The classification leaders line-up at the start

The classification leaders line-up at the start (Image credit: Le Tour de Langkawi)
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The peloton at full pace

The peloton at full pace (Image credit: Le Tour de Langkawi)
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Woohoo! Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) wins stage four of the Tour de Langkawi

Woohoo! Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) wins stage four of the Tour de Langkawi (Image credit: Le Tour de Langkawi)
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Stage podium: Vidal Celis (3rd, Footon-Servetto), Taiji Nishitani (1st, Aisan Racing Team) and Michael Matthews (2nd, Team Jayco-Skins)

Stage podium: Vidal Celis (3rd, Footon-Servetto), Taiji Nishitani (1st, Aisan Racing Team) and Michael Matthews (2nd, Team Jayco-Skins) (Image credit: Le Tour de Langkawi)
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The jersey holders are presented to the crowd along with local officials

The jersey holders are presented to the crowd along with local officials (Image credit: Le Tour de Langkawi)
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Jersey holders: Anuar Manan (Geumsan Ginseng Asia - Asian rider classification), Thomas Erler (Tabriz Petrochemicals - general classification), Pete McDonald (Drapac-Porsche - mountains classification) and Michael Matthews (Team Jayco-Skins - points classification)

Jersey holders: Anuar Manan (Geumsan Ginseng Asia - Asian rider classification), Thomas Erler (Tabriz Petrochemicals - general classification), Pete McDonald (Drapac-Porsche - mountains classification) and Michael Matthews (Team Jayco-Skins - points classification) (Image credit: Le Tour de Langkawi)
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Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) displays the spoils of his stage win

Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) displays the spoils of his stage win (Image credit: Le Tour de Langkawi)
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Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) is prepared for the podium

Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) is prepared for the podium (Image credit: Le Tour de Langkawi)
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David Pell (Drapac Porsche) from Australia signs on in Mersing and is looking for a top ten finish in the tour.

David Pell (Drapac Porsche) from Australia signs on in Mersing and is looking for a top ten finish in the tour. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Jose Rujano (ISD-Neri) from Venezuala puts pen to paper for the sign on in Mersing.

Jose Rujano (ISD-Neri) from Venezuala puts pen to paper for the sign on in Mersing. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Beating for the tour: Performers are focused on their drumming in Mersing.

Beating for the tour: Performers are focused on their drumming in Mersing. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Riders make their way on the outskirts of Mersing during stage four.

Riders make their way on the outskirts of Mersing during stage four. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Sebastian Siedler (Vorarlberg-Corratec) from Germany climbs away from the field and into a break.

Sebastian Siedler (Vorarlberg-Corratec) from Germany climbs away from the field and into a break. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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The peloton climbing with riders up the road trying to escape.

The peloton climbing with riders up the road trying to escape. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Malaysian students going wild

Malaysian students going wild (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Fallanie Ali Ahmad (Malaysian National Team) waves to the crowd during his break with Vorarlberg-Corratec's Sebastian Siedler from Germany.

Fallanie Ali Ahmad (Malaysian National Team) waves to the crowd during his break with Vorarlberg-Corratec's Sebastian Siedler from Germany. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Whats under ya jersey: Mehdi Sohrabi (Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling) from Iran finds some room for plenty of bidons in his jersey.

Whats under ya jersey: Mehdi Sohrabi (Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling) from Iran finds some room for plenty of bidons in his jersey. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Tour leader Tobias Erler (Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling) from Germany wasn't sherking the issue and worked on the front of the peloton during stage four.

Tour leader Tobias Erler (Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling) from Germany wasn't sherking the issue and worked on the front of the peloton during stage four. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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The peloton pass through a Malaysian town heading towards the finish in Parit Sulong.

The peloton pass through a Malaysian town heading towards the finish in Parit Sulong. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Sebastian Siedler (Vorarlberg-Corratec) from Germany in the leading break during the 165km fourth stage from Mersing to Parit Sulong.

Sebastian Siedler (Vorarlberg-Corratec) from Germany in the leading break during the 165km fourth stage from Mersing to Parit Sulong. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Yilin Liu (Marco Polo Cycling Team) from China takes on-board some fresh bidons for his teammates up ahead.

Yilin Liu (Marco Polo Cycling Team) from China takes on-board some fresh bidons for his teammates up ahead. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Coke adds life: Rhys Pollock (left) shares a drink with his Drapac Porsche teammate David Pell.

Coke adds life: Rhys Pollock (left) shares a drink with his Drapac Porsche teammate David Pell. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Like father like son: Dad and son looking cool as they watch the 2010 Tour de Langkawi go by.

Like father like son: Dad and son looking cool as they watch the 2010 Tour de Langkawi go by. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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The leaders make their way towards Parit Sulong in the final thirty kilometres of the stage.

The leaders make their way towards Parit Sulong in the final thirty kilometres of the stage. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Marco Polo Cycling Team riders (green) in the peloton on stage four.

Marco Polo Cycling Team riders (green) in the peloton on stage four. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Sebastian Sielder (Vorarlberg-Corratec) cools himself down as he goes it alone after dropping Malaysian Fallanie Ali Ahmad in the final twenty kilometres.

Sebastian Sielder (Vorarlberg-Corratec) cools himself down as he goes it alone after dropping Malaysian Fallanie Ali Ahmad in the final twenty kilometres. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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The celebrations begin for the Aisan Racing Team as Taiji Nishitani (white) heads towards victory.

The celebrations begin for the Aisan Racing Team as Taiji Nishitani (white) heads towards victory. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Thomas Erler (Tabriz Petrochemicals)

Thomas Erler (Tabriz Petrochemicals) (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Stage podium: Vidal Celis (3rd, Footon-Servetto), Taiji Nishitani (1st, Aisan Racing Team) and Michael Matthews (2nd, Team Jayco-Skins)

Stage podium: Vidal Celis (3rd, Footon-Servetto), Taiji Nishitani (1st, Aisan Racing Team) and Michael Matthews (2nd, Team Jayco-Skins) (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Anuar Manan is interviewed at the start

Anuar Manan is interviewed at the start (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) crosses the line

Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) crosses the line (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Kazuhiro Mori (Aisan Racing Team) celebrates his teammate's win

Kazuhiro Mori (Aisan Racing Team) celebrates his teammate's win (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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This one's mine baby: Japanese rider Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) lets the others know who is the best on stage four.

This one's mine baby: Japanese rider Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) lets the others know who is the best on stage four. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Lunch time for the peloton

Lunch time for the peloton (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Everyone's keen to wave their national flag

Everyone's keen to wave their national flag (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Michael Matthews (Team Jayco-Skins) holds the lead in the points classification

Michael Matthews (Team Jayco-Skins) holds the lead in the points classification (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Anuar Manan (Geumsan Ginseng Asia - Asian rider classification), Thomas Erler (Tabriz Petrochemicals - general classification), Pete McDonald (Drapac-Porsche - mountains classification) and Michael Matthews (Team Jayco-Skins - points classification)

Anuar Manan (Geumsan Ginseng Asia - Asian rider classification), Thomas Erler (Tabriz Petrochemicals - general classification), Pete McDonald (Drapac-Porsche - mountains classification) and Michael Matthews (Team Jayco-Skins - points classification) (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Fans of the Tour of Langkawi

Fans of the Tour of Langkawi (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Pete McDonald (Drapac-Porsche) signs on at the start

Pete McDonald (Drapac-Porsche) signs on at the start (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Pete McDonald (Drapac-Porsche) continues to lead the mountains classification

Pete McDonald (Drapac-Porsche) continues to lead the mountains classification (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Action aplenty before the start of stage four

Action aplenty before the start of stage four (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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The stage starts at Langkawi are a flurry of activity

The stage starts at Langkawi are a flurry of activity (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Martial arts display at the start

Martial arts display at the start (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Stage winner Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team)

Stage winner Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Race leader Thomas Erler (Tabriz Petrochemicals) signs-on

Race leader Thomas Erler (Tabriz Petrochemicals) signs-on (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Indonesian professional Tonton Susanto (Azad University Iran)

Indonesian professional Tonton Susanto (Azad University Iran) (Image credit: R Pudyanto)
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Taiji Nishitani takes out the fourth stage with a delighted Aisan Racing teammate Kazuhiro Mori behind in fourth place.

Taiji Nishitani takes out the fourth stage with a delighted Aisan Racing teammate Kazuhiro Mori behind in fourth place. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) from Japan is presented with his trophy for his stage win in Parit Sulong.

Taiji Nishitani (Aisan Racing Team) from Japan is presented with his trophy for his stage win in Parit Sulong. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Stage four podium (l-r): Vidal Celis (3rd,Footon-Servetto), Taiji Nishitani (1st,Aisan Racing Team) and Michael Matthews (2nd,Jayco Skins).

Stage four podium (l-r): Vidal Celis (3rd,Footon-Servetto), Taiji Nishitani (1st,Aisan Racing Team) and Michael Matthews (2nd,Jayco Skins). (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Australian Peter McDonald (Drapac Porcshe) remains in the Genting King of the Mountains jersey after four stages.

Australian Peter McDonald (Drapac Porcshe) remains in the Genting King of the Mountains jersey after four stages. (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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Jersey leaders (l-r): Anuar Awan (Best Placed Asian), Tobias Erler (Tour leader), Peter McDonald (KOM), and Michael Matthews (Sprint Points).

Jersey leaders (l-r): Anuar Awan (Best Placed Asian), Tobias Erler (Tour leader), Peter McDonald (KOM), and Michael Matthews (Sprint Points). (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)
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This could take a while: Thailand's Boonratanathanakorn Thurakit signs on and on and on

This could take a while: Thailand's Boonratanathanakorn Thurakit signs on and on and on (Image credit: Shane Goss/licoricegallery.com)

Today was all about teams asserting themselves on the road to Parit Sulong - Tabriz Petrochemical for race leader Tobias Erler and Aisan Racing, for stage winner and Japanese national road race champion, Taiji Nishitani.

The 29-year-old from Hiroshima, Japan, made the most of the hard work done by his teammates to outkick double stage winner Michael Matthews (Jayco-Skins) and Vidal Celis (Footon-Servetto), with the former taking control of the sprint classification as a result of his fourth top-five placing.

But perhaps the biggest smiles were obviously on the faces of the Aisan Racing team members, who had spoken of working hard to get Nishitani the win; in doing so he became the sixth Asian and third Japanese rider to take a stage of the Tour de Langkawi, the most recent countryman being Shinichi Fukushima in 2007.

"I'm so happy. This race is very important and my teammates worked so hard for me," said Nishitani. "I have at least one win at this Tour de Langkawi and this is a very important race for the team. I'm really satisfied.

"This is our first race this year and my condition is not the best - until yesterday it was really difficult for me to finish with the sprint. But honestly, today when we started I felt a little bit heavy and it was a little bit difficult," he explained.

"Thanks to the hard work by the team, I could win today; also, the lay out of the finish suited my squad," continued Nishitani. "Our target was getting the stage win and we thought about a strategy to make a small breakaway in which I could ride. We thought the possibility of this was very low, which is why we decided to change our strategy to make the sprint finish. We tried it and pulled it off.

Shake and bake - Malaysian style

The day was punctuated by a two-man break and the ensuing battle for intermediate sprint points that went on behind between Anuar Manan and Matthews. Local boy Ali Fallanie (Malaysia National Team) and Silvere Ackermann (Vorarlberg-Corratec) spent almost 100km as an escape pairing before Fallanie felt the effects of his efforts and dropped back to the bunch after the sprint at Yong Peng.

And while Matthews and Manan were looking to gain the ascendancy in the battle for the green jersey, overall race leader Tobias Erler was trying his best to recover from his toils yesterday, which he admitted had hurt his legs.

Erler received something of a reprieve today however, using the support of his Tabriz Petrochemical teammates to maintain the race lead on another scorching day in the Malaysian sun.

"Acutally, today wasn't as hard as yesterday for me. Yesterday I made it too hard for myself," said Erler after the finish. "Thanks to my teammates for the work they did in the first 30km before the break went away, because I had really bad legs from yesterday; yesterday I did a lot of work for myself and today they had to help me as my legs weren't really good.

"When the break rode away, ISD and [Tabriz Petrochemical teammate] Andrey Mizurov and myself ensured that the break wouldn't get more than five minutes so the sprinting teams would start to chase at the end," he added.

And chase they did, with the likes of Footon-Servetto, Aisan Racing, Jayco-Skins and Vorarlberg-Corratec all endeavouring to get their man into position to win after a slightly technical final kilometre into the town of Parit Sulong.

Matthews explained that his second place almost didn't eventuate save for a piece of good luck - he stated in yesterday's post-race press conference that he's the man with the most luck amongst the sprinters, and that was certainly the case today.

"At the bridge [approximately 400m from the finish - ed.] I was actually 20th wheel so I wasn't actually going to go for the sprint at the end as I wasn't feeling too good coming into it - it was way too dodgy," said Matthews.

"There were people going everywhere and it wasn't really worth crashing for. I was just going to sit up and then I saw a free run to the front so I hit it from 20th wheel and got second. I was happy with that."

While the battle for the yellow jersey will most likely be decided on the Genting climb this Saturday, the battle for green looks set to light up tomorrow's stage as Matthews holds a three-point advantage over best Asian rider, Manan.

It's a realistic goal for the Australian and he built his efforts today on the knowledge he's in with a shot at green. "I kind of set myself up well as we went into the first sprint today but I got rolled in the second one and there was a breakaway for the third one, which meant one of my teammates had to outsprint the guy in the green jersey [Anuar] and got it so we were tied on points. I just had to try and beat this guy [Anuar] in the finish to get the green jersey," said Matthews.

Full Results
1Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team3:50:11
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins
3Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon-Servetto
4Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
5René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec
6Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
7Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Azad University Iran
8Dennis Pohl (Ger) Giant Asia Racing Team
9Rene Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec
10Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri
11Bualoi Okart (Tha) Thailand National Team
12Johann Rabie (RSA) South Africa National Team
13Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
14Guo Hui (Chn) Max Success Sports
15Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team
16Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling
17Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Malaysia National Team
18Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
19Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling
20Ruenmao Rattapong (Tha) Thailand National Team
21Liphongyu Nawuti (Tha) Thailand National Team
22Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri
23Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
24Abdullah Rizza Pahlavi (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
25Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
26Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
27Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team
28Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
29Barati Rasoul (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
30Salleh Zamri (Mas) Malaysia National Team
31Rusli Amir (Mas) Malaysia National Team
32Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
33Changpad Kritsada (Tha) Thailand National Team
34Igarashi Takeshi (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
35Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
36Jung Hwan Youm (Kor) Seoul Cycling
37Alexis Rodriguez Hernandez (Spa) Letua Cycling Team
38Mohd Hafiz Rozli (Mas) Letua Cycling Team
39Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto
40Chuaikun Wiwatchai (Tha) Thailand National Team
41Edgar Nohales Nieto (Spa) Letua Cycling Team
42Bradley Hall (Aus) Marco Polo Cycling Team
43Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling
44Byeong Cheol Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling
45Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
46Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) South Africa National Team
47Amrun Akmal (Mas) Malaysia National Team
48Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Asia Racing Team
49Rastra Patria Dinawan (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
50Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
51Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto
52Tonton Susanto (Ina) Azad University Iran
53Rafael Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto
54Boonratanatha Thurakit (Tha) Thailand National Team
55Mark O'Brien (Aus) Letua Cycling Team
56Farshad Salehian (IRI) Azad University Iran
57David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team
58Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant Asia Racing Team
59Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
60Jay Thomson (RSA) South Africa National Team
61Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto
62Phuchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
63Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
64Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec
65Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins
66David Pell (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling
67Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec
68Fu Xing (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team
69Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
70Wang Meiyin (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team
71Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri
72Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team
73Pengda Jiao (Chn) Max Success Sports
74Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
75Ji Wen Low (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
76Jaco Venter (RSA) South Africa National Team
77Zach Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies
78Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
79Christopher Jennings (RSA) South Africa National Team
80Shu Seok Kyu (Kor) Seoul Cycling
81Yong Li Ng (Mas) Letua Cycling Team
82José Rujano Guillen (Ven) ISD - Neri
83Ian McLeod (RSA) South Africa National Team
84Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
85Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto
86Amir Zargari (IRI) Azad University Iran
87Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec
88Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD - Neri
89Raul Castano Yuste (Spa) Letua Cycling Team
90Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
91Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins
92Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
93Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling
94Abbas Saedi Tanha (IRI) Azad University Iran
95Ali Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National Team
96Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team
97Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling
98Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
99Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
100Hui Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports
101Gang Xu (Chn) Max Success Sports
102Jiong Wang (Chn) Max Success Sports
103Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri
104Ming Xing Xue (Chn) Max Success Sports
105Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling
106Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
107Ho Se Yong (Kor) Seoul Cycling
108Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:16
109Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:00:21
110Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:23
111Richard Lang (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:00:40
112Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:45
113Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:02:54

Sprint 1 - Jemaluang
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins5pts
2Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling3
3Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team2
4Chuaikun Wiwatchai (Tha) Thailand National Team1

Sprint - Kluang
1Ali Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National Team5pts
2Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec3
3Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia2
4Chuaikun Wiwatchai (Tha) Thailand National Team1

Sprint 3 - Yong Peng
1Ali Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National Team5pts
2Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec3
3Richard Lang (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins2
4Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia1

Mountain 1 - Kg Sri Jasa, Category 4
1Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec4pts
2Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team2
3Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling1

Teams
1Aisan Racing Team11:30:33
2Thailand National Team
3Malaysia National Team
4Kazakhstan National Team
5Vorarlberg-Corratec
6Drapac Porsche Cycling
7Geumsan Ginseng Asia
8Giant Asia Racing Team
9Polygon Sweet Nice
10Footon-Servetto
11ISD-Neri
12Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling
13Azad University Iran
14Letua Cycling Team
15South Africa National Team
16Marco Polo Cycling Team
17Team Jayco- Skins
18Seoul Cycling
19Kelly Benefit Strategies
20Champion System-Max

Asian Teams
1Aisan Racing Team11:30:33
2Thailand National Team
3Malaysia National Team
4Kazakhstan National Team
5Geumsan Ginseng Asia
6Polygon Sweet Nice
7Azad University Iran
8Giant Asia Racing Team
9Marco Polo Cycling Team
10Seoul Cycling
11Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling
12Champion System-Max

General Classification
1Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team15:36:13
2David Pell (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling0:00:05
3Jay Thomson (RSA) South Africa National Team0:00:07
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:02:39
5Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia0:03:02
6Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:03:05
7Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
8Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:03:09
9Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
10Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:03:11
11Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling0:03:12
12Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling0:03:13
13Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team
14Bualoi Okart (Tha) Thailand National Team0:03:14
15Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
16Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri
17Johann Rabie (RSA) South Africa National Team0:03:15
18Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Azad University Iran
19Salleh Zamri (Mas) Malaysia National Team
20Rusli Amir (Mas) Malaysia National Team
21Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team
22Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
23Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
24Guo Hui (Chn) Max Success Sports
25René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec
26Rastra Patria Dinawan (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
27Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
28Bradley Hall (Aus) Marco Polo Cycling Team
29Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto
30Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
31Liphongyu Nawuti (Tha) Thailand National Team
32Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) South Africa National Team
33Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto
34Abdullah Rizza Pahlavi (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
35Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
36Rafael Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto
37Alexis Rodriguez Hernandez (Spa) Letua Cycling Team
38Changpad Kritsada (Tha) Thailand National Team
39Zach Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies
40Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
41Byeong Cheol Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling
42David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team
43Mohd Hafiz Rozli (Mas) Letua Cycling Team
44Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
45Amir Zargari (IRI) Azad University Iran
46Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team
47Farshad Salehian (IRI) Azad University Iran
48Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto
49Ji Wen Low (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
50Ian McLeod (RSA) South Africa National Team
51Chuaikun Wiwatchai (Tha) Thailand National Team
52Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
53Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
54Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
55Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling
56Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:03:17
57Ali Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National Team
58Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:03:19
59Rene Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:03:23
60Boonratanatha Thurakit (Tha) Thailand National Team
61Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Asia Racing Team
62Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Malaysia National Team
63Edgar Nohales Nieto (Spa) Letua Cycling Team
64Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
65Barati Rasoul (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
66Phuchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
67Tonton Susanto (Ina) Azad University Iran
68Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
69José Rujano Guillen (Ven) ISD - Neri
70Mark O'Brien (Aus) Letua Cycling Team
71Fu Xing (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team
72Shu Seok Kyu (Kor) Seoul Cycling
73Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant Asia Racing Team
74Patrick Lane (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins
75Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
76Jung Hwan Youm (Kor) Seoul Cycling
77Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling
78Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
79Daniel Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
80Pengda Jiao (Chn) Max Success Sports
81Christoph Sokoll (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec
82Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
83Jaco Venter (RSA) South Africa National Team
84Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling
85Igarashi Takeshi (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
86Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
87Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
88Josef Benetseder (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec
89Raul Castano Yuste (Spa) Letua Cycling Team
90Gang Xu (Chn) Max Success Sports
91Abbas Saedi Tanha (IRI) Azad University Iran
92Yong Li Ng (Mas) Letua Cycling Team
93Hui Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports
94Ho Se Yong (Kor) Seoul Cycling
95Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:03:42
96Amrun Akmal (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:03:54
97Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:03:57
98Scott Zwizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:04:05
99Wang Meiyin (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:04:06
100Philipp Ludescher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:04:08
101Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
102Aaron Donnelly (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:04:28
103Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) ISD - Neri0:05:02
104Richard Lang (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:05:07
105Christopher Jennings (RSA) South Africa National Team0:05:24
106Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri0:05:29
107Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:07:42
108Ruenmao Rattapong (Tha) Thailand National Team0:09:56
109Dennis Pohl (Ger) Giant Asia Racing Team0:16:39
110Ming Xing Xue (Chn) Max Success Sports0:19:52
111Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec0:20:33
112Jiong Wang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:26:37
113Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins0:27:43

Points Classification
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins72pts
2Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia69
3Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon-Servetto46
4Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team42
5René Haselbacher (Aut) Vorarlberg - Corratec32
6Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team26
7Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri23
8Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Azad University Iran21
9Jay Thomson (RSA) South Africa National Team20
10Johann Rabie (RSA) South Africa National Team20
11Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team19
12David Pell (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling19
13Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team18
14Rene Weissinger (Ger) Vorarlberg - Corratec17
15Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies16
16Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling13
17Salleh Zamri (Mas) Malaysia National Team11
18Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) South Africa National Team11
19Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling10
20Ali Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National Team10
21Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia9
22Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto9
23Dennis Pohl (Ger) Giant Asia Racing Team8
24Bualoi Okart (Tha) Thailand National Team7
25Zach Bell (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies7
26Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto6
27Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec6
28Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling5
29Rusli Amir (Mas) Malaysia National Team5
30Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto4
31Chuaikun Wiwatchai (Tha) Thailand National Team4
32Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team3
33Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team3
34Bradley Hall (Aus) Marco Polo Cycling Team3
35Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) ISD - Neri3
36Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team2
37Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri2
38Guo Hui (Chn) Max Success Sports2
39Wang Meiyin (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team2
40Richard Lang (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins2
41Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) ISD - Neri2
42Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Team Jayco - Skins2
43Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice1

Mountains Classification
1Peter McDonald (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling11pts
2Silvere Ackermann (Swi) Vorarlberg - Corratec6
3Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team6
4Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling5
5David Pell (Aus) Drapac Porsche Cycling4
6Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team4
7Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling4
8Jay Thomson (RSA) South Africa National Team3
9Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team2
10Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team1
11Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team1
12Gang Xu (Chn) Max Success Sports1
13Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team1

Asian Rider Classification
1Anuar Manan (Mas) Geumsan Ginseng Asia15:39:15
2Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:00:03
3Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team0:00:07
4Adiq Othman (Mas) Drapac Porsche Cycling0:00:11
5Zainal Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team
6Bualoi Okart (Tha) Thailand National Team0:00:12
7Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
8Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Azad University Iran0:00:13
9Salleh Zamri (Mas) Malaysia National Team
10Rusli Amir (Mas) Malaysia National Team
11Ahmad Haidar Anuawar (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team
12Yeong Uk Kim (Kor) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
13Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
14Guo Hui (Chn) Max Success Sports
15Rastra Patria Dinawan (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
16Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
17Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
18Liphongyu Nawuti (Tha) Thailand National Team
19Abdullah Rizza Pahlavi (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
20Khakharman Merey (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
21Changpad Kritsada (Tha) Thailand National Team
22Byeong Cheol Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling
23Mohd Hafiz Rozli (Mas) Letua Cycling Team
24Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
25Amir Zargari (IRI) Azad University Iran
26Farshad Salehian (IRI) Azad University Iran
27Ji Wen Low (Sin) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
28Chuaikun Wiwatchai (Tha) Thailand National Team
29Roman Zhiyentayev (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
30Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
31Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
32Hyo Suk Gong (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:00:15
33Ali Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National Team
34Boonratanatha Thurakit (Tha) Thailand National Team0:00:21
35Eugen Wacker (Kgz) Giant Asia Racing Team
36Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Malaysia National Team
37Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
38Barati Rasoul (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
39Phuchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
40Tonton Susanto (Ina) Azad University Iran
41Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
42Fu Xing (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team
43Shu Seok Kyu (Kor) Seoul Cycling
44Kuan Hua Lai (Tpe) Giant Asia Racing Team
45Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
46Jung Hwan Youm (Kor) Seoul Cycling
47Alexandr Shushemoin (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
48Pengda Jiao (Chn) Max Success Sports
49Nazar Jumabekov (Kaz) Kazakhstan National Team
50Igarashi Takeshi (Jpn) Geumsan Ginseng Asia
51Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
52Takumi Beppu (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
53Gang Xu (Chn) Max Success Sports
54Abbas Saedi Tanha (IRI) Azad University Iran
55Yong Li Ng (Mas) Letua Cycling Team
56Hui Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports
57Ho Se Yong (Kor) Seoul Cycling
58Yilin Liu (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:40
59Amrun Akmal (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:00:52
60Wang Meiyin (Chn) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:01:04
61Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:01:06
62Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Marco Polo Cycling Team0:04:40
63Ruenmao Rattapong (Tha) Thailand National Team0:06:54
64Ming Xing Xue (Chn) Max Success Sports0:16:50
65Jiong Wang (Chn) Max Success Sports0:23:35

Teams Classification
1South Africa National Team46:55:21
2Drapac Porsche Cycling
3Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling
4Footon-Servetto0:03:03
5Aisan Racing Team
6Malaysia National Team
7Geumsan Ginseng Asia
8Thailand National Team
9Kazakhstan National Team
10Polygon Sweet Nice
11Giant Asia Racing Team
12Kelly Benefit Strategies
13Azad University Iran
14Letua Cycling Team0:03:11
15ISD-Neri
16Marco Polo Cycling Team
17Seoul Cycling
18Vorarlberg-Corratec0:03:19
19Champion System-Max
20Team Jayco- Skins0:04:16

Asian Teams Classification
1Geumsan Ginseng Asia46:58:24
2Malaysia National Team
3Aisan Racing Team
4Thailand National Team
5Kazakhstan National Team
6Polygon Sweet Nice
7Azad University Iran
8Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling0:00:08
9Seoul Cycling
10Marco Polo Cycling Team0:00:16
11Champion System-Max
12Giant Asia Racing Team0:00:24

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