Langkawi: Andrea Guardini wins stage 9 to Kuala Terengganu

Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini-Selle Italia) was once again the fastest on stage 9 of the Tour de Langkawi, with another sprint win Kuala Terengganu, and in doing so became the record holder for stage wins in the race. The Italian now has 10 stages to his name, while the previous record holder, Graeme Brown, has nine.

On stage 9 Guardini had more than enough speed to see off the challenges from Matteo Pelucchi (Team Europcar) and Raymond Kreder (Garmin-Barracuda).

However the Italian had to have his wits about him in the closing stages of the race after a mass pile up had seen a number of riders fall. Race leader Jose Serpa was held up by the crash but as it occurred inside the final 3 kilometers, lost none of his time and remains in the lead with one stage remaining.

“The Tour de Langkawi is very special to me as it was here where I took the first wins in my professional career,” Guardini said. “Because of that, it is great to get the record of ten stage wins. I thank my team for the perfect lead out for the stage today.”

The day’s action began when the fourth-placed rider on GC, Alexandr Dyachenko (Astana), moved clear in a break. The move was closed down by the bunch, but it was the biggest move by one of Serpa’s challengers since the Genting Highland stage.

The next move included Garmin Barracuda’s Nathan Haas, David McCann (RTS Racing Team), former race winner Anthony Charteau (Europcar) and Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (MTN Qhubeka). The quartet opened up a gap of over two minutes but were eventually reeled in with approximately four kilometres to go.

With one stage to go, and the profile ideally suited to the likes of Guardini, Serpa looks on course for his second overall win in Langkawi. Although after today’s crash he is not ready to declare that the race is totally over.

“We still have to wait until tomorrow to see whether we can win the yellow jersey,” he explained. “We don't know what will happen but we hope that we have a better opportunity.”

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Full Results
1Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia3:27:06
2Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team EuropcarRow 1 - Cell 2
3Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin-BarracudaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF InoxRow 4 - Cell 2
6Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Jani Tewelde (Eri) MTN QhubekaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Salleh Mohd Zamri (Mas) Terengganu Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Salleh Harrif (Mas) Terengganu Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11James Williamson (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Seung Kwon Lee (Kor) Seoul CyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Louis Crosby (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Alireza Haghi (Iri) Azad University Cross TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Dennis Van Niekerk (Rsa) MTN QhubekaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Cristian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 18 - Cell 2
20Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 19 - Cell 2
21Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF InoxRow 22 - Cell 2
24Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Kevin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 24 - Cell 2
26Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Colnago-CSF InoxRow 25 - Cell 2
27Michael Torckler (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Arin Iswana (Ina) Indonesia National TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) RusVeloRow 28 - Cell 2
30Misbah M. Rauf Nur (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Drapac CyclingRow 30 - Cell 2
32Tesfay Habtemariam (Eri) MTN QhubekaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Wijaya Endra (Ina) Indonesia National TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Miguel Nino Corridor (Col) Azad University Cross TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Meron Russom (Eri) MTN QhubekaRow 34 - Cell 2
36Agung Ali Sahbana (Ina) Indonesia National TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Hossein Askari (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF InoxRow 37 - Cell 2
39Freddy Gonzalez (Col) Azad University Cross TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Jose Rujano (Ven) Androni GiocattoliRow 39 - Cell 2
41Mat Amin M. Shahrul (Mas) Terengganu Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Yonnatta Monsalve (Ven) Androni GiocattoliRow 41 - Cell 2
43Ahmad Lutfi M.Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Junrong Ho (Sin) OCBC SingaporeRow 43 - Cell 2
45Jose Serpa (Col) Androni GiocattoliRow 44 - Cell 2
46Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC SingaporeRow 45 - Cell 2
47Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Mat Senan M. Saufi (Mas) Terengganu Cycling TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion SystemRow 48 - Cell 2
50Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN QhubekaRow 50 - Cell 2
52Chris Butler (USA) Champion SystemRow 51 - Cell 2
53Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni GiocattoliRow 52 - Cell 2
54Victor Nino Corridor (Col) Azad University Cross TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Rusli Amir Mustafa (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Carlos Ochoa (Ven) Androni GiocattoliRow 55 - Cell 2
57Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVeloRow 58 - Cell 2
60Valery Valynin (Rus) RusVeloRow 59 - Cell 2
61Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 61 - Cell 2
63Ghader Mizbani (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Chin Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Jacques J.V. Rensburg (Rsa) MTN QhubekaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Serguy Klimov (Rus) RusVeloRow 66 - Cell 2
68Dmitry Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVeloRow 67 - Cell 2
69Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Joseph Cooper (NZl) New Zealand National TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Ali Ahmad Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Abbas Saeiditanha (Iri) Azad University Cross TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Craig Lewis (USA) Champion SystemRow 72 - Cell 2
74Jung Hwan Youm (Kor) Seoul CyclingRow 73 - Cell 2
75Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 74 - Cell 2
76Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-BarracudaRow 75 - Cell 2
77David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac CyclingRow 77 - Cell 2
79Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Won Jae Lee (Kor) Seoul CyclingRow 79 - Cell 2
81Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 80 - Cell 2
82Alexandre Vinokurov (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Ramin Maleki Mizan (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 83 - Cell 2
85Junbin Kim (Kor) Seoul CyclingRow 84 - Cell 2
86Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Ting Deng (Chn) MAX Success Sports0:01:48
89Hao Liu (Chn) MAX Success SportsRow 88 - Cell 2
90Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:50
91Ming Xing Xue (Chn) MAX Success Sports0:01:56
92Suryadi Dadi (Ina) Indonesia National TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Behnam Khalili (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:02:47
95Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion SystemRow 94 - Cell 2
96Roman Van Uden (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:03:19
97Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:36
98Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac CyclingRow 97 - Cell 2
99Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac CyclingRow 98 - Cell 2
100Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:03:39
101Suk Ho Kang (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:03:52
102Joon Yong Seo (Kor) Seoul CyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
103Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:03:54
104Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Colnago-CSF InoxRow 103 - Cell 2
105Wan Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Pengfei Qi (Chn) MAX Success SportsRow 105 - Cell 2
107Parno (Ina) Indonesia National TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
112Yong Li Ng (Mas) Azad University Cross Team0:04:27
113Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:04:28
114Zainal M. Nor Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Hossein Nateghi (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
116Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team0:04:43
117Sea Keong Loh (Mas) OCBC SingaporeRow 116 - Cell 2
118Anuar Manan (Mas) Champion SystemRow 117 - Cell 2
119Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
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1Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia15pts
2Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Europcar14Row 1 - Cell 3
3Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda13Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12Row 3 - Cell 3
5Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jani Tewelde (Eri) MTN Qhubeka9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Salleh Mohd Zamri (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Salleh Harrif (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team6Row 9 - Cell 3
11James Williamson (NZl) New Zealand National Team5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Seung Kwon Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Louis Crosby (NZl) New Zealand National Team3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Alireza Haghi (Iri) Azad University Cross Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Dennis Van Niekerk (Rsa) MTN Qhubeka1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Dungun
1Salleh Harrif (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team5pts
2Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Kampung Pela
1David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team5pts
2Jacques J.V. Rensburg (Rsa) MTN Qhubeka3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Kuala Berang
1David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team5pts
2Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jacques J.V. Rensburg (Rsa) MTN Qhubeka2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda1Row 3 - Cell 3
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1Farnese Vini - Selle Italia10:21:18
2UnitedHealthcareRow 1 - Cell 2
3Team EuropcarRow 2 - Cell 2
4New Zealand National TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Astana Pro TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Colnago-CSF InoxRow 5 - Cell 2
7MTN QhubekaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Terengganu Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Garmin-BarracudaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Azad University Cross TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Indonesia National TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Androni GiocattoliRow 11 - Cell 2
13Malaysia National TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14RusVeloRow 13 - Cell 2
15Seoul CyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Champion SystemRow 15 - Cell 2
17Tabriz Petrochemical TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18RTS Racing TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Aisan Racing TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Drapac Cycling0:03:36
21MAX Success Sports0:03:44
22OCBC Singapore0:04:43
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General classification after stage 9
1Jose Serpa (Col) Androni Giocattoli30:18:43
2Jose Rujano (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:00:30
3Victor Nino Corridor (Col) Azad University Cross Team0:00:56
4Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:20
5Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:03:43
6Stefano Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:04:15
7Ghader Mizbani (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:04:23
8Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:28
9Dennis Van Niekerk (Rsa) MTN Qhubeka0:04:33
10Joseph Cooper (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:04:44
11Chris Butler (USA) Champion System0:05:09
12Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:05:17
13Jai Crawford (Aus) RTS Racing Team0:05:18
14Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:06:02
15Yonnatta Monsalve (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:06:13
16Jani Tewelde (Eri) MTN Qhubeka0:06:14
17Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo0:06:32
18Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System0:06:33
19Adiq Othman (Mas) Champion System0:06:49
20Jacques J.V. Rensburg (Rsa) MTN Qhubeka0:07:00
21Carlos Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:07:14
22Mat Senan M. Saufi (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:07:25
23Hossein Askari (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:07:35
24Jung Hwan Youm (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:08:47
25Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:08:49
26Michael Torckler (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:09:22
27Serguy Klimov (Rus) RusVelo0:10:32
28Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:10:50
29Ramin Maleki Mizan (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:11:33
30Adrien Niyonshuti (Rwa) MTN Qhubeka0:11:53
31Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:12:03
32Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:12:12
33Dmitry Kozonchuk (Rus) RusVelo0:12:17
34Abbas Saeiditanha (Iri) Azad University Cross Team0:13:19
35Marco Canola (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:13:35
36Ahmad Lutfi M.Fauzan (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:14:07
37Suryadi Dadi (Ina) Indonesia National Team0:14:11
38Mat Amin M. Shahrul (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:14:17
39Seung Kwon Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:14:54
40Masakazu Ito (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:15:30
41Freddy Gonzalez (Col) Azad University Cross Team0:15:38
42Alex Coutts (GBr) RTS Racing Team0:15:53
43Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:15:57
44Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda0:15:58
45Rusli Amir Mustafa (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:16:03
46Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:16:39
47Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:16:43
48Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) RusVelo0:17:00
49Agung Ali Sahbana (Ina) Indonesia National Team0:17:25
50Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:18:18
51Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:18:41
52Ting Deng (Chn) MAX Success Sports0:18:54
53Tesfay Habtemariam (Eri) MTN Qhubeka0:18:55
54Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Terengganu Cycling Team0:19:28
55Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:19:38
56Misbah M. Rauf Nur (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:19:40
57Adam Semple (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:20:04
58Ming Xing Xue (Chn) MAX Success Sports0:20:20
59Wijaya Endra (Ina) Indonesia National Team0:20:44
60David McCann (Irl) RTS Racing Team0:21:06
61Junrong Ho (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:21:17
62Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:21:41
63Floris Goesinnen (Ned) Drapac Cycling0:21:56
64Alexandre Vinokurov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:23:03
65Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar0:23:37
66Aaron Kemps (Aus) Champion System0:23:46
67Mathieu Claude (Fra) Team Europcar0:23:48
68James Williamson (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:25:41
69Meron Russom (Eri) MTN Qhubeka0:25:56
70Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:26:35
71Ali Ahmad Fallanie (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:27:37
72Christian Delle Stelle (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:27:47
73Zainal M. Nor Rizuan (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:28:20
74Lee Rodgers (GBr) RTS Racing Team0:28:22
75Hossein Nateghi (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:29:13
76Alireza Haghi (Iri) Azad University Cross Team0:29:21
77Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:29:22
78Joon Yong Seo (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:29:32
79Thomas Bertolini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:29:49
80Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:30:06
81Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:30:10
82Junbin Kim (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:30:44
83Miguel Nino Corridor (Col) Azad University Cross Team0:30:52
84Won Jae Lee (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:31:09
85Pengfei Qi (Chn) MAX Success Sports0:31:27
86Masahiro Shinagawa (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:32:26
87Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Team Europcar0:33:14
88Roman Van Uden (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:33:21
89Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:33:24
90Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team0:33:33
91Cristian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:33:51
92Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:34:19
93Valery Valynin (Rus) RusVelo0:34:23
94Behnam Khalili (Iri) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:35:50
95Yasuharu Nakajima (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:37:00
96Arin Iswana (Ina) Indonesia National Team0:38:16
97Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:38:44
98Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:38:47
99Malcom Rudolph (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:38:53
100Sea Keong Loh (Mas) OCBC Singapore0:38:54
101Yong Li Ng (Mas) Azad University Cross Team0:39:18
102Salleh Harrif (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:39:26
103Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:39:37
104Salleh Mohd Zamri (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:39:41
105Anuar Manan (Mas) Champion System0:40:30
106Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar0:40:40
107Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:41:19
108Hao Liu (Chn) MAX Success Sports0:42:55
109Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda0:43:30
110Rhys Pollock (Aus) Drapac Cycling0:45:31
111Parno (Ina) Indonesia National Team0:45:32
112Andrea Di Corrado (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:45:56
113Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:46:20
114David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:46:40
115Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:47:49
116Wan Chung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:47:59
117Suk Ho Kang (Kor) Seoul Cycling0:48:18
118Louis Crosby (NZl) New Zealand National Team0:50:45
119Chin Lung Huang (Tpe) RTS Racing Team0:51:20
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Points classification