Guardini wins third stage of Langkawi

Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia) won his third stage of the 2012 Le Tour de Langkawi on Monday, with a last-ditch charge to the finish line, swallowing a four-man breakaway which had stayed adrift the majority of the 169.4 kilometre stage. Jacobe Keough (UnitedHealthcare) was second, while Harrif Salleh (Terengganu Cycling Team) took third.

While the virtual yellow jersey did change hands throughout the race via the efforts of Rhys Pollock (Drapac), the final result saw David Zabriskie (Garmin-Barracuda) retain his overall lead.

Pollock escaped from the peloton with the first 10km and was soon joined by Kevin Reza (Europcar), Louis Crosby (New Zealand) and Shinichi Fukushima (Terengganu) with the four maintaining their advantage until a few hundred metres left to race.

"This is my nicest win because it took the most suffering," Guardini said after his win. "We've believed in the win when nobody else did with 30km to go."

"Today's win sums up the perfect job of my team for catching the breakaway at the last minute," he said of the Farnese Vini-Selle Italia outfit, which was aggressive in the chase, along with Astana. The fluorescent team down a man with Brazilian Rafael Andriato forced to abandon the race due to a crash late on Stage 3. "Other teams only rode for positions."

Meantime, the blue train of UnitedHealthcare kicked into gear and delivered Jacobe Keough to his second runner-up placing of the 2012 event.

"For the first time I got a proper lead out," Keough explained post-race. "I went from 300m to go. Maybe next time we use different tactic and we can beat Guardini."


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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini3:57:11
2Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
3Harrif Salleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
4Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar
5Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
6Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
7Anuar Manan (Mas) Champion System
8Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar
9Jani Tewelde Weldegaber (Eri) MTN Qhubeka
10Hossein Nateghi (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
11Rizuan Zainal (Mas) Malaysia
12James Williamson (NZl) New Zealand
13Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team
14Joon Yong Seo (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team
15Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team
16Roman Van Uden (NZl) New Zealand
17Ramin Maleki Mizan (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
18Louis Crosby (NZl) New Zealand
19Suhardi Hassan (Mas) Malaysia
20Freddy Excelino Gonzalez Martinez (Col) Azad University
21Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
22Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
23Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli
24Tesfai Habtariam (Eri) MTN Qhubeka
25Meron Russom (Eri) MTN Qhubeka
26Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN Qhubeka
27Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
28Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
29Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System
30Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Drapac
31Martin Irvine (Ire) RTS Racing Team
32Alireza Haghi (Iri) Azad University
33Mohd Zamri Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
34Hossein Askari (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
35Seung Kwon Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team
36Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo
37Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar
38Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
39Iwan Setiawan (Ina) Indonesia
40Arin Iswana (Ina) Indonesia
41Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
42Miguel Angel Nino Corredor (Col) Azad University
43Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda
44Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN Qhubeka
45Muhammad Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi (Mas) Malaysia
46Endra Wijaya (Ina) Indonesia
47Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
48José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
49Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac
50Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
51Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
52Amir Rusli (Mas) Malaysia
53Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
54Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
55Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda
56Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports
57Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
58Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
59Abbas Saeiditanha (Iri) Azad University
60Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team
61Valerey Valynin (Rus) RusVelo
62Chris Butler (USA) Champion System
63Serguei Klimov (Rus) RusVelo
64Mohammad Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
65Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System
66Pengfei Qi (Chn) Max Success Sports
67Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar
68Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
69Kyoung Ho Park (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team
70David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Barracuda
71Hossein Alizadeh (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
72Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac
73Ghader Mizbani Eranagh (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
74Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
75Matvey Zubov (Rus) RusVelo
76Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System
77Parno Parno (Ina) Indonesia
78Agung Sahbana (Ina) Indonesia
79Jung Hwan Youm (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team
80Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac
81Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac
82Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) RusVelo
83Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team
84Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda
85Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
86Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini
87Jun Rong Ho (Sin) OCBC Singapore
88Victor Nino Corredor (Col) Azad University
89Joseph Cooper (NZl) New Zealand
90Mohd Rauf Nur Misbah (Mas) Malaysia
91Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac
92Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC Singapore
93Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team
94Fatahilah Abdullah (Ina) Indonesia
95Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
96Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
97Ting Deng (Chn) Max Success Sports
98Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
99Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
100Yong Li Ng (Mas) Azad University
101Won Jae Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team
102Ali Ahmad Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia0:00:18
103Cristiano Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini0:00:20
104Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Champion System
105Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda
106Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
107Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
108Sukho Kang (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team
109Sam Bewley (NZl) New Zealand0:00:27
110Nicholas Francesco Squillari (Aus) OCBC Singapore0:00:31
111Sea Keong Loh (Mas) OCBC Singapore
112Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
113Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:42
114Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Europcar
115Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini
116Marcus Leong Yong Yi (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:00:44
117Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar
118Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:58
119Adrian Hegevary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:01:37
120Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda0:01:45
121Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:58
122Ming Xing Xue (Chn) Max Success Sports
123Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini0:02:11
124David Mccann (Ire) RTS Racing Team0:02:19
125Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN Qhubeka0:02:37
126Michael Torckler (NZl) New Zealand
127Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:03:48
128Weisong Tong (Chn) Max Success Sports0:07:52
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Sprint 1: Simpang Renggam
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Crosby (NZl) New Zealand5pts
2Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team3
3Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac2
4Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar1
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Sprint 2: Air Hitam
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Crosby (NZl) New Zealand5pts
2Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team3
3Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac2
4Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar1
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Sprint 3: Batu Pahat
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Louis Crosby (NZl) New Zealand5pts
2Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team3
3Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac2
4Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar1
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Terengganu Cycling Team11:51:33
2New Zealand National Team
3Team Europcar
4Tabriz Petrochemical Team
5MTN Qhubeka
6Malaysia National Team
7Astana Pro Team
8Androni Giocattoli
9Azad University Cross Team
10Champion System
11United Healthcare
12Seoul Cycling
13Aisan Racing Team
14Indonesia National Team
15Drapac Cycling
16Colnago CSF Inox
18Garmin Barracuda
19RTS Racing Team
20MAX Success Sports
21Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:20
22OCBC Singapore0:00:31
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General classification after stage four
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Barracuda12:27:15
2Adam Phelan (Aus) Drapac0:01:00
3Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac0:01:10
4Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:01:17
5José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:01:26
6Joseph Cooper (NZl) New Zealand0:01:31
7Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:33
8Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:39
9Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:01:46
10Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac0:01:50
11Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo0:01:51
12Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:52
13Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda0:01:54
14Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini0:01:57
15Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System
16Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:00
17Ghader Mizbani Eranagh (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:02:12
18Roman Van Uden (NZl) New Zealand
19Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Drapac0:02:13
20Carlos José Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:02:14
21Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:02:22
22Meron Russom (Eri) MTN Qhubeka0:02:23
23Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) MTN Qhubeka
24Hossein Askari (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:02:24
25Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:02:25
26Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:02:28
27Jani Tewelde Weldegaber (Eri) MTN Qhubeka0:02:30
28Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:31
29Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN Qhubeka0:02:36
30Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda
31Jonathan Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
32Matvey Zubov (Rus) RusVelo0:02:37
33Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:38
34Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System0:02:43
35Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:50
36Victor Nino Corredor (Col) Azad University0:02:51
37Ming Xing Xue (Chn) Max Success Sports0:02:52
38Ramin Maleki Mizan (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:02:57
39Hossein Alizadeh (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:02:59
40Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:03:00
41Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac0:03:05
42Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team
43Alireza Haghi (Iri) Azad University
44Tesfai Habtariam (Eri) MTN Qhubeka0:03:06
45Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System0:03:12
46Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:13
47Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
48Mohd Zamri Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:03:15
49Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
50Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac
51Muhammad Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi (Mas) Malaysia0:03:17
52Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:03:20
53Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:03:21
54Chris Butler (USA) Champion System
55Harrif Salleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:03:22
56Hossein Nateghi (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:03:27
57Freddy Excelino Gonzalez Martinez (Col) Azad University0:03:29
58Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:03:30
59Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:34
60Jung Hwan Youm (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team0:03:36
61Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini0:03:39
62Cristiano Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini0:03:42
63Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:03:43
64Serguei Klimov (Rus) RusVelo
65Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:03:47
66Joon Yong Seo (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team0:03:53
67Abbas Saeiditanha (Iri) Azad University0:03:54
68Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:03:55
69Miguel Angel Nino Corredor (Col) Azad University
70Mohammad Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:03:57
71Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:58
72James Williamson (NZl) New Zealand0:03:59
73Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar
74Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:04:01
75Anuar Manan (Mas) Champion System0:04:08
76Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team0:04:10
77Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
78Seung Kwon Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team0:04:12
79Amir Rusli (Mas) Malaysia0:04:15
80Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini
81Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda0:04:16
82Jun Rong Ho (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:04:21
83Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:04:22
84Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) RusVelo0:04:24
85Arin Iswana (Ina) Indonesia0:04:27
86Yong Li Ng (Mas) Azad University0:04:29
87Endra Wijaya (Ina) Indonesia0:04:35
88Sukho Kang (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team0:04:41
89Iwan Setiawan (Ina) Indonesia0:04:55
90Fatahilah Abdullah (Ina) Indonesia0:04:57
91Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team
92Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:58
93Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team0:05:02
94Agung Sahbana (Ina) Indonesia0:05:03
95Mohd Rauf Nur Misbah (Mas) Malaysia
96Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team
97Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:05:13
98Suhardi Hassan (Mas) Malaysia0:05:19
99Michael Torckler (NZl) New Zealand0:05:24
100Kyoung Ho Park (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team0:05:35
101Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:05:37
102Rizuan Zainal (Mas) Malaysia0:05:39
103Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Champion System
104Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN Qhubeka0:05:44
105Nicholas Francesco Squillari (Aus) OCBC Singapore0:05:53
106Hao Liu (Chn) Max Success Sports0:05:56
107Valerey Valynin (Rus) RusVelo0:05:58
108Parno Parno (Ina) Indonesia0:06:05
109Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini0:06:18
110Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda0:06:21
111Ali Ahmad Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia0:06:24
112Won Jae Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team0:06:40
113Pengfei Qi (Chn) Max Success Sports0:06:43
114Marcus Leong Yong Yi (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:06:44
115Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Europcar0:06:46
116Ting Deng (Chn) Max Success Sports0:06:49
117Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:07:15
118Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:07:27
119Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:07:28
120David Mccann (Ire) RTS Racing Team0:07:32
121Martin Irvine (Ire) RTS Racing Team0:08:46
122Sea Keong Loh (Mas) OCBC Singapore0:10:32
123Wei Kei Chang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:10:44
124Weisong Tong (Chn) Max Success Sports0:12:03
125Louis Crosby (NZl) New Zealand0:12:39
126Adrian Hegevary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:12:40
127Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:12:56
128Sam Bewley (NZl) New Zealand0:15:38
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Sprint classification after stage four
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini45pts
2Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling38
3Anuar Manan (Mas) Champion System35
4Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team29
5Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda25
6Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox24
7Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar21
8Jani Tewelde Weldegaber (Eri) MTN Qhubeka21
9Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team18
10Sea Keong Loh (Mas) OCBC Singapore15
11Louis Crosby (NZl) New Zealand15
12Hossein Nateghi (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team15
13James Williamson (NZl) New Zealand15
14Harrif Salleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team14
15Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox13
16Muhammad Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi (Mas) Malaysia11
17Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar11
18Ramin Maleki Mizan (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team10
19Rizuan Zainal (Mas) Malaysia10
20Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac9
21Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team8
22Roman Van Uden (NZl) New Zealand8
23Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox8
24Mohd Zamri Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team7
25Joon Yong Seo (Kor) Seoul Cycling Team7
26Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team7
27Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac6
28Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team6
29Alireza Haghi (Iri) Azad University3
30Freddy Excelino Gonzalez Martinez (Col) Azad University2
31Weisong Tong (Chn) Max Success Sports2
32Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1
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Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac8pts
2Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini4
3Sea Keong Loh (Mas) OCBC Singapore4
4Omar Lombardi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2
5Muhamad Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Champion System1
6Freddy Excelino Gonzalez Martinez (Col) Azad University1
7Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1
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Teams classification after stage four
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Garmin Barracuda37:24:41
2Drapac Cycling0:01:10
3Androni Giocattoli0:02:44
4Astana Pro Team0:02:54
5Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:03:26
6New Zealand National Team0:03:34
7Team Europcar0:03:56
8MTN Qhubeka0:04:20
9United Healthcare0:04:44
10Champion System0:04:49
11Colnago CSF Inox0:04:58
13Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:06:01
14MAX Success Sports0:06:04
15Azad University Cross Team0:06:29
16Seoul Cycling0:06:36
17Aisan Racing Team0:07:15
18Terengganu Cycling Team0:07:22
19RTS Racing Team0:07:35
20Malaysia National Team0:08:24
21Indonesia National Team0:10:05
22OCBC Singapore0:10:51

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