Guardini strikes again in Tampin

Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini-Neri Sottoli) again showed his immense sprinting speed by taking his fourth win in the Tour of Langkawi in Tampin.

Team UnitedHealthcare had their train going at full speed in the final five hundred metres but the feisty Italian showed maturity beyond his years by jumping them from third wheel to take a tremendous victory. Robert Forster (UnitedHealthcare) was second with Rico Rogers (Giant Kendra Pro Cycling) rounded out the podium.

“It was a difficult sprint today because not many people expected such a finish,” said Guardini. “Looking at the race book it stated the stage was uphill but in reality the last two kilometres were downhill. I took the corner in sixth position, which was the ideal position and did my 300 metres finishing sprint.”

Anuar Manan (Terengganu ProAsia Cycling Team) failed to score points on the stage relinquishing the blue jersey to Guardini, who now has a fourteen point buffer over the Malaysian.

“I have decided not to race for intermediate sprints anymore and keep my strength for the finish,” admitted Guardini. “Thanks to the breakaway, no sprints were contested and Anuar couldn’t take more points on the stage. I have a comfortable lead but it’s not over yet for the blue jersey.”

In the yellow jersey battle things didn’t change between Libardo Nino (Le Tua Cycling Team) and Jonathan Monsalve (Androni Giocattoli). However, the misleading profile in the race book may have hampered Monsalve’s attempt to claim the yellow jersey.

Monsalve reflected on the stage and what could have been: “Today was an ideal day for taking the jersey because the race book stated an uphill finish,” explained Monsalve. “That’s why we let the breakaway go because we thought we could take the yellow jersey with the uphill finish. Unfortunately the finish was downhill and there was nothing we could do.”

The early break featured Adiq Othman (Drapac Professional Cycling Team), Deon Locke (Team Champion Systems), David McCann (Giant Kendra), Bradley Potgieter (MTN Qhubeka), Manuele Caddeo (Colnago –CSF Inox), Max Jenkins (UnitedHealthcare), Sea KeongLoh (Malaysian National Team) and Kihong Yoo (Korea National Team).

They built up a maximum advantage of four and a half minutes before they were reeled in. They were caught in the final five kilometres and Pierre Rolland (Europcar) attacked, making a solo charge to the line. He was caught on the downhill near the finish and then Guardini took his fourth victory.

Libardo Nino was pleased to keep the yellow jersey after the stage.

“This stage was a little bit difficult because my team wasn’t that strong, however, it went without problems,” Nino said.

“The second part of the race helped me because other teams worked strongly to catch the breakaway and I’m happy to wear the jersey again."

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1Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri Sotttoli3:24:57
2Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 1 - Cell 2
3Dene Rogers (NZl) Giant Kenda Pro Cycling TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil-ShimanoRow 4 - Cell 2
6Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Farnese Vini-Neri SotttoliRow 5 - Cell 2
7André Schulze (Ger) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 6 - Cell 2
8Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri SotttoliRow 7 - Cell 2
9Joeri Stallaert (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 8 - Cell 2
10Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Korea National TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago-CSF InoxRow 10 - Cell 2
12Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Team Champion SystemRow 12 - Cell 2
14Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago-CSF InoxRow 13 - Cell 2
15Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-ShimanoRow 14 - Cell 2
16Luca Barla (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 15 - Cell 2
17Mohd Harrif Salleh (Mas) Terengganu ProAsia CyclingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sébastian Delfosse (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 17 - Cell 2
19Arran Brown (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 18 - Cell 2
20Geert Verheyen (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 19 - Cell 2
21Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Adi Putera Yusof (Sin) Singapore National TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Libardo Nino Corredor (Col) Le Tua Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Anuar Manan (Mas) Terengganu ProAsia CyclingRow 23 - Cell 2
25Hamid Shirisisan (IRI) Suren Cycling TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Colnago-CSF InoxRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jacob Rathe (USA) Chipotle Development TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 27 - Cell 2
29Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 28 - Cell 2
30Shinpei Fukuda (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 30 - Cell 2
32Zainal Mohd Nur Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Raymond Kreder (Ned) Chipotle Development TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 33 - Cell 2
35Rusli Amir Mustafa (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni GiocattoliRow 35 - Cell 2
37Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 37 - Cell 2
39Alias Ahmad Fakhrullah (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 39 - Cell 2
41Abulfazl Nazari Daghalian (IRI) Suren Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Gu Jang Kyung (Kor) Korea National TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago-CSF InoxRow 42 - Cell 2
44Meysam Ameli (IRI) Suren Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Ebrahim Javani (IRI) Suren Cycling TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Puchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Terengganu ProAsia CyclingRow 45 - Cell 2
47Jose Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 46 - Cell 2
48Darren Low (Sin) Singapore National TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Amir Zargari (IRI) Azad University Cycling TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 50 - Cell 2
52Kirk Carlsen (USA) Chipotle Development TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 52 - Cell 2
54Suhardi Hassan (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Chipotle Development TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Guillaume Bourgeois (Swi) Team Champion SystemRow 55 - Cell 2
57Mirsamad Pourseyedi G. (IRI) Azad University Cycling TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Ji Wen Low (Sin) Singapore National TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59David Pell (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 58 - Cell 2
60Markus Eibegger (Aut) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 62 - Cell 2
64Abbas Saeidi Tanha (IRI) Azad University Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Farshad Salehian (IRI) Azad University Cycling TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Hyosuk Gong (Kor) Korea National TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 66 - Cell 2
68Kin San Wu (HKg) Team Champion SystemRow 67 - Cell 2
69Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 68 - Cell 2
70Deon Locke (Aus) Team Champion SystemRow 69 - Cell 2
71Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu ProAsia CyclingRow 70 - Cell 2
72Hui Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports CyclingRow 71 - Cell 2
73Vahid Ghaffari (IRI) Suren Cycling TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Max Jenkins (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 73 - Cell 2
75Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 74 - Cell 2
76Nur Misbah M. Rauf (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Alireza Haghi (IRI) Azad University Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79David McCann (Irl) Giant Kenda Pro Cycling TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Choon Haut Goh (Sin) Singapore National TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Rafai Ratajczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat PolkowiceRow 80 - Cell 2
82Ramin Mehrabani Azar (IRI) Suren Cycling TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Pengda Jiao (Chn) Max Success Sports CyclingRow 82 - Cell 2
84Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 83 - Cell 2
85Lachlan Morton (Aus) Chipotle Development TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86Gang Xu (Chn) Max Success Sports CyclingRow 85 - Cell 2
87Otavio Bulgarelli (Bra) Farnese Vini-Neri SotttoliRow 86 - Cell 2
88Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 88 - Cell 2
90Othman M. Adiq (Mas) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 89 - Cell 2
91Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional CyclingRow 90 - Cell 2
92Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Kenda Pro Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Yong Li Ng (Mas) Le Tua Cycling TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri SotttoliRow 93 - Cell 2
95Rahim Emami (IRI) Azad University Cycling TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96M. Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu ProAsia CyclingRow 95 - Cell 2
97M. Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) Terengganu ProAsia CyclingRow 96 - Cell 2
98Jun Rong Ho (Sin) Singapore National TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil-ShimanoRow 98 - Cell 2
100David Veilleux (Can) Team EuropcarRow 99 - Cell 2
101Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-ShimanoRow 100 - Cell 2
102Mohd Salleh Mohd Razif (Mas) Le Tua Cycling TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago-CSF InoxRow 102 - Cell 2
104Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) LandbouwkredietRow 103 - Cell 2
105Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:00:19
106James Tennent (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 105 - Cell 2
107Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 108 - Cell 2
110Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:00:22
111Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:30
112Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:00:31
113Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 112 - Cell 2
114Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:00:48
115Samuel Witmitz (Aus) Le Tua Cycling Team0:01:41
116Adrian Chuah (Mas) Le Tua Cycling TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Roberto De Patre (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri SotttoliRow 116 - Cell 2
118Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN QhubekaRow 117 - Cell 2
119Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) Giant Kenda Pro Cycling Team0:01:47
120Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:02:57
121Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling0:03:03
122Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 121 - Cell 2
123Kihong Yoo (Kor) Korea National Team0:07:23
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General classification after stage 7
1Libardo Nino Corredor (Col) Le Tua Cycling Team21:39:42
2Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:00:02
3Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:00:19
4Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN Qhubeka0:00:22
5Rahim Emami (IRI) Azad University Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Lachlan Morton (Aus) Chipotle Development Team0:00:27
7Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:00:44
8Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:00:50
9Hossein Askari (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:00:52
10Hyosuk Gong (Kor) Korea National TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:23
12Jose Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:01:44
13Amir Zargari (IRI) Azad University Cycling Team0:01:54
14Alex Howes (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:01:58
15Kirk Carlsen (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:02:21
16Markus Eibegger (Aut) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:02:35
17Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Kenda Pro Cycling Team0:02:37
18Mirsamad Pourseyedi G. (IRI) Azad University Cycling Team0:03:15
19Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:28
20Gu Jang Kyung (Kor) Korea National Team0:03:30
21Geert Verheyen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:03:48
22Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Pengda Jiao (Chn) Max Success Sports CyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Gang Xu (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling0:03:55
25Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr) Chipotle Development Team0:03:59
26Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil-Shimano0:05:08
27Ramin Mehrabani Azar (IRI) Suren Cycling Team0:05:15
28Guillaume Bourgeois (Swi) Team Champion System0:05:58
29Max Jenkins (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:06:02
30M. Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) Terengganu ProAsia Cycling0:06:03
31Hui Zhang (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling0:06:05
32Takeaki Ayabe (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:06:21
33Farshad Salehian (IRI) Azad University Cycling Team0:07:09
34David Pell (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:08:05
35Sébastian Delfosse (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:08:13
36Yong Li Ng (Mas) Le Tua Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Manuele Caddeo (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:08:54
38M. Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu ProAsia Cycling0:09:13
39Othman M. Adiq (Mas) Drapac Professional Cycling0:10:12
40Puchong Sai-Udomsin (Tha) Terengganu ProAsia Cycling0:10:13
41Antonio Santoro (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:11:03
42Jacob Rathe (USA) Chipotle Development Team0:11:42
43David McCann (Irl) Giant Kenda Pro Cycling Team0:11:46
44Kin San Wu (HKg) Team Champion System0:11:51
45Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:13:05
46Hamid Shirisisan (IRI) Suren Cycling Team0:14:00
47Deon Locke (Aus) Team Champion System0:14:54
48Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:15:21
49Jun Rong Ho (Sin) Singapore National Team0:16:09
50Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:16:34
51Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) Giant Kenda Pro Cycling Team0:16:42
52Abulfazl Nazari Daghalian (IRI) Suren Cycling Team0:19:28
53Guillaume Le Floch (Fra) Team Europcar0:19:30
54Rusli Amir Mustafa (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:19:50
55Alireza Haghi (IRI) Azad University Cycling Team0:20:15
56Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:20:32
57Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports Cycling0:20:42
58Christoff Van Heerden (RSA) MTN Qhubeka0:20:54
59Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:20:59
60Nur Misbah M. Rauf (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:21:51
61Luca Barla (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:22:22
62Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:24:14
63Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:24:34
64Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri Sotttoli0:24:36
65Kihong Yoo (Kor) Korea National Team0:25:08
66Choon Haut Goh (Sin) Singapore National Team0:26:49
67Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:27:30
68Andrea Pasqualon (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:28:17
69Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:30:04
70Raymond Kreder (Ned) Chipotle Development Team0:31:46
71Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:32:14
72David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar0:32:43
73Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet0:33:11
74Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu ProAsia Cycling0:33:15
75Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:33:48
76Anuar Manan (Mas) Terengganu ProAsia Cycling0:34:13
77Adrian Chuah (Mas) Le Tua Cycling Team0:34:22
78Meysam Ameli (IRI) Suren Cycling Team0:34:42
79Tobias Erler (Ger) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Professional Cycling0:35:00
81Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri Sotttoli0:35:06
82Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:35:25
83Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Farnese Vini-Neri Sotttoli0:35:32
84Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:35:45
85Zainal Mohd Nur Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:35:49
86Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:35:54
87Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:36:00
88Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:36:01
89Vahid Ghaffari (IRI) Suren Cycling Team0:37:08
90Sea Keong Loh (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:37:47
91Darren Low (Sin) Singapore National Team0:38:36
92Stuart Shaw (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:38:49
93Abbas Saeidi Tanha (IRI) Azad University Cycling Team0:39:08
94Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:39:36
95Thomas Palmer (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:39:48
96James Tennent (RSA) MTN Qhubeka0:40:29
97Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri Sotttoli0:42:44
98Mohd Harrif Salleh (Mas) Terengganu ProAsia Cycling0:43:02
99Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Korea National Team0:43:03
100Suhardi Hassan (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:43:05
101Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:43:26
102Dene Rogers (NZl) Giant Kenda Pro Cycling Team0:43:28
103Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Team Champion System0:43:34
104Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago-CSF InoxRow 103 - Cell 2
105Boy Van Poppel (Ned) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 104 - Cell 2
106Otavio Bulgarelli (Bra) Farnese Vini-Neri SotttoliRow 105 - Cell 2
107Rafai Ratajczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:43:55
108Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Professional Cycling0:44:39
109Arran Brown (RSA) MTN Qhubeka0:46:43
110Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:47:02
111Adi Putera Yusof (Sin) Singapore National Team0:47:12
112Shinpei Fukuda (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
113Ji Wen Low (Sin) Singapore National TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:48:06
115Bradley Potgieter (RSA) MTN Qhubeka0:48:35
116André Schulze (Ger) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:48:45
117Alias Ahmad Fakhrullah (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:49:17
118Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:49:28
119Mohd Salleh Mohd Razif (Mas) Le Tua Cycling Team0:49:43
120Samuel Witmitz (Aus) Le Tua Cycling Team0:51:08
121Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:53:07
122Roberto De Patre (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri Sotttoli0:53:09
123Ebrahim Javani (IRI) Suren Cycling Team1:05:48


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