Bos makes it four at Tour de Langkawi

Belkin put on another sprinting master class to set Theo Bos up for his fourth sprint victory at the Tour de Langkawi, ahead of Andrea Guardini (Astana) and Aidis Kruopis (Orica-GreenEdge).

Bos was behind as the peloton hit the final bend before the finish line, but used speed reminiscent of his track days to overhaul the gap. Guardini came a close second with Kruopis, who launched his sprint first, having to settle for third.

“It was ok and we came early in the front, I said, ‘Yeah I want to be early there.’ Maybe a few guys passed me, I saw Kruopis, he had a good moment but luckily I could follow him and directly pass him,” Bos said after crossing the line. “I saw Guardini in my wheel and the sprint was hard and I thought he was going to pass me. He came really close, but luckily it was enough. I’m really happy. Super, super happy”

This is Bos’ third consecutive victory, after missing out on a couple of occasions earlier in the race. It looks like the Belkin team have found their stride in Malaysia. Bos’ lead-out man Graeme Brown believes that the Dutch team have almost nailed their sprint.

“The team did an awesome job again. Theo obviously the fastest, but as a team we’re riding not perfect but pretty close,” Brown told Cyclingnews. “Hats off to Rick [Flens] and Jack [Bobridge] who have been closing all the breaks down and for taking me inside the last kilometre and Steven [Kruijsiwjk], he’s riding GC here but he’s still pulling full on the front.”

In the points competition, Kruopis went into the final sprint equal on points with Michal Kolar (Tinkoff-Saxo) who took two points in the intermediate sprint. However, his third place was enough to give himself a three-point buffer over the Slovakian. Race leader Misamad Pourseyedi Golakhour finished safely within the bunch to keep his yellow jersey and move another day closer to the overall victory.

After two very long days in the saddle that both breached the 200km mark, the peloton were greeted with a much shorter 111.1km. Looking to move himself up in the general classification, Carlos Quintero (Colombia) went up the road, taking Yonathan Monsalve (Neri Sottoli-YellowFluo) with him. With Quintaro a threat to many in the GC and the memories of stage 1’s escape still fresh in the mind, the peloton only allowed them to build a lead of 2:15.

Quintero and Monsalve were allowed to dangle out front and hover up the majority of the king of the mountains and sprint points. There were a number of attacks from behind, including a concerted effort from mountains jersey holder Matt Brammeier (Synergy Baku). The Irish champion was unable to bridge the gap but protected his small three-point lead. Provided he remains on his bike, he will take the jersey home with him tomorrow.

The peloton finally caught up with the two escapees within the final 10km of racing, before the sprinters’ teams took over. It was a fast and furious finish with a couple of wide sweeping bends to challenge the riders.


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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team2:32:21
2Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team
3Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica Greenedge
4Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Yellow Fluo
5Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
6Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo
7Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia
8Omar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela
9Daniel Klemme (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling Project
10Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka
11Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar
12Merhawi Kudus (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka
13Mohd Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
14Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
15M Pourseyedigolakhour (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
16Ken Hanson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
17Mohd Nur Rizuan Zainal (Mas) Malaysia
18Lex Nederlof (Ned) CCN Cycling Team
19Mohd Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi (Mas) Malaysia
20Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela
21Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
22Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha
23Anuar Manan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
24Mohd Rauf Nur Misbah (Mas) Malaysia
25Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha
26Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
27Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
28Mohd Zamri Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
29Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
30Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela
31Alexsandr Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha
32Damien Howson (Aus) Orica Greenedge
33Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica Greenedge
34Mohd Harrif Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
35Jeffry Romero (Col) Colombia
36Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
37Jacques J.V. Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka
38Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Team Katusha
39Jason Christie (NZl) CCN Cycling Team
40Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica Greenedge
41Chao Hua Xue (Chn) Giant-Champion System Pro
42Elchin Asadov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling Project
43Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela
44Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
45Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar
46Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar
47Lok Chun Wu (HKg) Hong Kong - China
48Heksa Priya Prasetya (Ina) Indonesia
49Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
50Matt Brammeier (Irl) Synergy Baku Cycling Project
51Ying Chuan Gu (Chn) Giant-Champion System Pro
52Aldi Afriani (Ina) Indonesia
53Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling Project
54Alexsandr Rybakov (Rus) Team Katusha
55Bambang Suryadi (Ina) Indonesia
56Agung Ali Sahbana (Ina) Indonesia
57Ariya Phounsavath (Lao) CCN Cycling Team
58Abdul Rashid Ibrahim (Mas) Malaysia
59Gianni Bellini (Ita) Yellow Fluo
60Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
61Mohd Adiq Othman (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
62Kwong Lau (HKg) Hong Kong - China
63Ching Yin Mow (HKg) Hong Kong - China
64Mohd Saiful Anuar Aziz (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team
65Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela
66Yihui NI (Chn) Giant-Champion System Pro
67Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MTN - Qhubeka
68Hari Fitrianto (Ina) CCN Cycling Team
69King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong - China
70Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo
71Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar
72Isaac Bolivar (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
73Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
74Robin Manulang (Ina) Indonesia
75Samuel Bewley (NZl) Orica Greenedge
76Jing Yang (Chn) Giant-Champion System Pro
77Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
78Yonnatta Monsalve (Ven) Yellow Fluo
79Roberto De Patre (Ita) Yellow Fluo
80Luigi Miletta (Ita) Yellow Fluo
81Danill Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
82Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
83Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo
84Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
85Alexsandar Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
86Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia
87Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia
88Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica Greenedge
89Duber Quintero (Col) Colombia
90Patrick Lane (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling Project
91John Ebsen (Den) CCN Cycling Team
92Carlos Jose Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela
93Rick Flens (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
94Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:02:02
95Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
96Suhardi Hassan (Mas) Malaysia
97Amir Kolahdozhagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
98Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
99Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
100Romain Guillemois (Fra) Team Europcar
101Ghaffari Vahid (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team
102Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
103Aiman Cahyadi (Ina) Indonesia
104Carlos Alzate (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
105Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore
106Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC Singapore
107Dene Thomas Rogers (NZl) OCBC Singapore
108Michael Schweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling Project0:04:01
109Cameron Bayly (Aus) OCBC Singapore
110Zhi Hui Jiang (Chn) Giant-Champion System Pro0:04:35
111Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong - China
112Burr Ho (HKg) Hong Kong - China
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Intermediate Sprint 1: Sungai Tong
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia5pts
2Yonnatta Monsalve (Ven) Yellow Fluo3
3Jason Christie (NZl) CCN Cycling Team2
4Isaac Bolivar (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling1
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Intermediate Sprint 2: Kuala Berang
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia5pts
2Yonnatta Monsalve (Ven) Yellow Fluo3
3Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo2
4Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo1
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Intermediate Sprint 3: Bukit Payong
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia5pts
2Yonnatta Monsalve (Ven) Yellow Fluo3
3Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2
4Rick Flens (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team1
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KOM Cat 4: Sungai Tong
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yonnatta Monsalve (Ven) Yellow Fluo4pts
2Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia2
3Burr Ho (HKg) Hong Kong - China1
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KOM Cat 4: Kg.Teris
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Yonnatta Monsalve (Ven) Yellow Fluo4pts
2Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia2
3Burr Ho (HKg) Hong Kong - China1
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2MTN - Qhubeka
3Belkin-Pro Cycling Team
4Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela
6Terengganu Cycling Team
7Orica Greenedge
8UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
9Team Katusha
10Synergy Baku Cycling Project
11Team Europcar
12CCN Cycling Team
13Astana Pro Team
15Yellow Fluo
17Giant-Champion System Pro
18Tabriz Petrochemical Team
19Hong Kong - China
20Aisan Racing Team
21OCBC Singapore
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General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1M Pourseyedigolakhour (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team32:51:21
2Merhawi Kudus (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:08
3Isaac Bolivar (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:11
4Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica Greenedge0:00:20
5Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:36
6Jacques J.V. Rensburg (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:40
7Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:52
8Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:01:09
9Ghaffari Vahid (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:01:27
10Carlos Quintero (Col) Colombia0:01:37
11Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:01:41
12Yonnatta Monsalve (Ven) Yellow Fluo0:02:08
13John Ebsen (Den) CCN Cycling Team0:02:33
14Amir Kolahdozhagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:03:03
15Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:09
16Ariya Phounsavath (Lao) CCN Cycling Team0:03:39
17Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:03:47
18Jesper Hansen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:03:52
19Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica Greenedge0:04:11
20Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar0:04:38
21Duber Quintero (Col) Colombia0:04:47
22Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:04:57
23Alessio Taliani (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:05:33
24Eric Sheppard (Aus) OCBC Singapore0:05:59
25Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia0:06:04
26Hari Fitrianto (Ina) CCN Cycling Team0:09:26
27Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:09:42
28Alexsandr Rybakov (Rus) Team Katusha0:10:22
29Mohd Adiq Othman (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:10:35
30Patrick Lane (Aus) Synergy Baku Cycling Project0:10:42
31Mohd Fauzan Ahmad Lutfi (Mas) Malaysia0:11:06
32Jeffry Romero (Col) Colombia0:11:44
33Jason Christie (NZl) CCN Cycling Team0:11:50
34Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:12:03
35Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:12:08
36Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia0:12:34
37King Wai Cheung (HKg) Hong Kong - China0:12:39
38Burr Ho (HKg) Hong Kong - China0:12:49
39Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo
40Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC Singapore0:12:58
41Aiman Cahyadi (Ina) Indonesia0:13:48
42Ying Chuan Gu (Chn) Giant-Champion System Pro0:14:03
43Yoshimitsu Hiratsuka (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team
44Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:15:00
45Mohd Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:15:02
46Mohd Rauf Nur Misbah (Mas) Malaysia0:15:40
47Tural Isgandarov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling Project0:16:15
48Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) MTN - Qhubeka0:16:50
49Luigi Miletta (Ita) Yellow Fluo0:17:02
50Agung Ali Sahbana (Ina) Indonesia0:17:27
51Omar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:17:40
52Lex Nederlof (Ned) CCN Cycling Team0:18:08
53Michael Valgren (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:19:06
54Chao Hua Xue (Chn) Giant-Champion System Pro0:19:19
55Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar0:19:39
56Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:19:54
57Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka0:20:07
58Jing Yang (Chn) Giant-Champion System Pro0:20:38
59Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:20:48
60Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:20:50
61Ruslan Tleubayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:21:05
62Taiji Nishitani (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:21:12
63Antoine Duchesne (Can) Team Europcar
64Ken Hanson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:21:19
65Daniel Klemme (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling Project0:21:20
66Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica Greenedge0:21:23
67Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:21:42
68Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:21:53
69Bambang Suryadi (Ina) Indonesia0:21:54
70Dene Thomas Rogers (NZl) OCBC Singapore0:22:01
71Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Yellow Fluo0:22:04
72Zhi Hui Jiang (Chn) Giant-Champion System Pro0:22:15
73Roberto De Patre (Ita) Yellow Fluo0:22:33
74Siu Wai Ko (HKg) Hong Kong - China0:22:53
75Carlos Alzate (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:23:07
76Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:23:21
77Mohd Saiful Anuar Aziz (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:23:22
78Damien Howson (Aus) Orica Greenedge0:23:52
79Carlos Jose Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela0:24:10
80Matt Brammeier (Irl) Synergy Baku Cycling Project0:24:37
81Alexsandr Porsev (Rus) Team Katusha
82Mohd Nur Rizuan Zainal (Mas) Malaysia0:24:38
83Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo0:25:10
84Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:25:43
85Danill Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:26:17
86Suhardi Hassan (Mas) Malaysia0:26:27
87Mohd Zamri Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:26:44
88Alexsandar Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:26:58
89Robin Manulang (Ina) Indonesia0:27:36
90Heksa Priya Prasetya (Ina) Indonesia0:27:58
91Cameron Bayly (Aus) OCBC Singapore0:28:11
92Mohd Harrif Saleh (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:28:26
93Anuar Manan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team0:28:57
94Elchin Asadov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling Project0:29:53
95Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha0:30:23
96Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team0:30:28
97Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:30:37
98Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:30:42
99Ching Yin Mow (HKg) Hong Kong - China0:30:43
100Lok Chun Wu (HKg) Hong Kong - China0:30:57
101Michael Schweizer (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling Project0:31:58
102Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:32:11
103Aldi Afriani (Ina) Indonesia0:32:17
104Romain Guillemois (Fra) Team Europcar0:34:59
105Morgan Lamoisson (Fra) Team Europcar0:35:09
106Abdul Rashid Ibrahim (Mas) Malaysia0:36:10
107Kwong Lau (HKg) Hong Kong - China0:36:18
108Yihui NI (Chn) Giant-Champion System Pro0:40:27
109Samuel Bewley (NZl) Orica Greenedge0:40:56
110Shimpei Fukuda (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team0:43:13
111Rick Flens (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:43:55
112Gianni Bellini (Ita) Yellow Fluo0:47:47
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Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica Greenedge84pts
2Michael Kolar (Svk) Tinkoff-Saxo81
3Theo Bos (Ned) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team77
4Andrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team70
5Kenny Van Hummel (Ned) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela57
6Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Yellow Fluo51
7Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling45
8Matt Brammeier (Irl) Synergy Baku Cycling Project43
9Youcef Reguigui (Alg) MTN - Qhubeka41
10Elchin Asadov (Aze) Synergy Baku Cycling Project40
11Dene Thomas Rogers (NZl) OCBC Singapore37
12Duber Quintero (Col) Colombia34
13Daniel Klemme (Ger) Synergy Baku Cycling Project30
14Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar29
15Omar Bertazzo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela26
16Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling25
17Anuar Manan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team25
18Ken Hanson (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling23
19Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team22
20Leonardo Duque (Col) Colombia22
21Choon Huat Goh (Sin) OCBC Singapore22
22Louis Meintjes (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka20
23Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling20
24Yonnatta Monsalve (Ven) Yellow Fluo19
25Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin-Pro Cycling Team19
26Marco Haller (Aut) Team Katusha18