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McCann solos to victory in Melaka opener

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David McCann (Giant Asia Racing Team) celebrates his victory in stage one.

David McCann (Giant Asia Racing Team) celebrates his victory in stage one.
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David McCann (Giant Asia Racing Team) solos to victory in the opening stage.

David McCann (Giant Asia Racing Team) solos to victory in the opening stage.
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The stage 1 podium (l-r): Sam Witmitz (Letua Cycling Team), 2nd; David McCann (Giant Asia Racing Team) , 1st; Matnur Matnur (Polygon Sweet Nice), 3rd.

The stage 1 podium (l-r): Sam Witmitz (Letua Cycling Team), 2nd; David McCann (Giant Asia Racing Team) , 1st; Matnur Matnur (Polygon Sweet Nice), 3rd.
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David McCann (Giant Asia Racing Team) leads the Melaka Governor Cup after stage one.

David McCann (Giant Asia Racing Team) leads the Melaka Governor Cup after stage one.
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David McCann (Giant Asia Racing Team) soloed to victory in stage one of the Melaka Governor Cup and earned the leader's jersey in the two-day event. The Irishman finished 10 seconds ahead of a nine-man chase group led in by Samuel Paul Witmitz (Le Tua Cycling Team).

"It's an honour to get the first stage win. During the last four races I've started I have won the first stage so I seem to be a bit on a roll," said McCann. "The heat was incredible today, though Thailand was as hot as it could get and I don't think it was as hot today but it's more humid and it was like it riding in a swimming pool... So hot.

McCann was part of a 16-man break which attacked early in the stage. "When you get a big group working like that it's difficult for the bunch to catch so the group went all the way to the finish, although there was a chase group later on with two of my teammates; Alex Coutts and Prajax Mahawong almost caught us. Maybe just 10km from the finish some attacks started, maybe at 5km everyone looked a little tired so I made an effort and nobody came with me so I finished on my own again."

McCann is confident that he'll successfully defend his lead on tomorrow's concluding stage. "It looks good for us [tomorrow]. We have a strong team now, although the guys are getting tired riding for me in yellow for a lot of different races. We've already done Tour of Taiwan, Tour of Thailand and Tour of Philippines which we finished a few days ago.

"Luckily it's only 125km [tomorrow] so it's short enough. Hopefully we can control the race. There's a lot of strong guys here which impress me, a lot of Malaysians are going really well for this race.

"There's 15 guys that can take me with just a few seconds, so we gotta keep everybody with us. I think we'll try to close the race down and make a bunch sprint and if that happens I should stay in yellow."

Full Results
1David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team4:01:03
2Samuel Paul Witmitz (Aus) Le Tua Cycling Team0:00:10
3Matnur (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
4Mat Amin Mohd Shahrul (Mas) ATM
5Mohd Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Malaysia National Team
6Wan Mohamad Wan Mohd Najmee (Mas) Wilayah Persekutuan
7Amir Mustafa Rusli (Mas) Malaysia National Team
8Salleh Mohd Zamri (Mas) ATM
9Iwan Setiawan (Ina) Customs Cycling Club
10Ali Ahmad Fallanie (Mas) Wilayah Persekutuan0:00:19
11Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
12Mat Senan Mohd Saufie (Mas) Terengganu0:00:22
13Mark O'Brien (Aus) Le Tua Cycling Team
14Mohd Fauzi Mohd Fadhli Anwar (Mas) ATM0:01:20
15A. Agung Syahbana (Ina) Customs Cycling Club0:01:37
16Prajak Mahawong (Tha) Giant Asia Racing Team
17Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Wilayah Persekutuan
18Rastra Patria Dinawan (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
19Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team
20Junaidi hashim (Sin) OCBC Singapore Cycling Team
21Mohd Hafiz Rozli (Mas) Le Tua Cycling Team0:04:38
22Mohd Fakhruddin b Daud (Mas) MSN Pelapis
23Mohd Shafee Mohd Shawal (Mas) Pahang
24Khairul Naim Azhar (Mas) Johor
25Muhamad Rizal Muhamad (Mas) Johor
26Nicklos Minol (Mas) Sabah
27Vincent Ang (Sin) Cycleworx
28Parno (Ina) Customs Cycling Club
29Mohd Razif Mohd Salleh (Mas) Le Tua Cycling Team
30P. Heksa Prasetya (Ina) Customs Cycling Club
31Ahmad Fakhrullah Ismail (Mas) MSN Pelapis
32Mohd Harrif Salleh (Mas) Malaysia National Team
33Sata Mohd Halid (Bru) Brunei
34Abdullah Mohd Shobry (Mas) Terengganu
35Abu Bakar Mohd Khuzairi (Mas) Wilayah Persekutuan
36Mohamad Fauzi Mohamad Aim (Mas) Pahang
37Kisnanto Nuggroho (Ina) Putra Perjuangan Cycling Team
38Mohammad Zulkfili Mohammad Rosejati (Mas) Sabah
39Taufik Muhamad (Ina) Putra Perjuangan Cycling Team
40Melvin Kow (Sin) OCBC Singapore Cycling Team
41Mohd Shahelmie Abd Karim (Mas) Johor
42Hock Seng Gan (Mas) Melaka
43Mohd Nazri Muhamad (Mas) Johor
44Lemuel Lee Yun Jie (Sin) OCBC Singapore Cycling Team
45Afiza Fauizan Mohd Shahrul (Mas) ATM
46Yusop Reduan (Bru) Brunei
47Iswana, Arin (Ina) Putra Perjuangan Cycling Team
48Yusrizal Usoff (Mas) MSN Pelapis
49Zakaria Md. Rafiuddin (Bru) Brunei
50Syed Mazlan Syed Mohd Hussaini (Mas) Terengganu
51Marcus Leong (Sin) JFT Cycling
52Greg Svarc (Sin) Cycleworx
53Danny Feng (USA) Cycleworx
54Roman Krasil'nikov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice
55Ho Jun Rong (Sin) OCBC Singapore Cycling Team
56Zainul Ariffin Md Arbe Shadatul Farrani (Bru) Brunei
57Zulkifli Mohd Yazrul Hisham (Mas) Pahang
58Mohd Hashim Mohd Zarif (Mas) Pahang
59Nunung Burhanudin (Ina) Putra Perjuangan Cycling Team
60Rasoul Barati (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
61Erik Suprianto (Ina) Customs Cycling Club
62Adrian Wye Kit Chuah (Mas) Le Tua Cycling Team
63Amiruddin Muhammad Amin (Mas) Wilayah Persekutuan
64Dadi Suryadi (Ina) Putra Perjuangan Cycling Team
65Muhamad Faiz Syariffudin Abd Kadir (Mas) MSN Pelapis
66Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice
67Mohd Azmi Mohmad Ali (Mas) Melaka
68Zainal Mohd Nur Rizuan (Mas) ATM
69Mohammad Akmal Amrun (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:05:17
70Sarham Miswan (Mas) Melaka
71Nick Swallow (Sin) Cycleworx0:05:21
72Rosdi Mohd Nor Umardi (Mas) Terengganu0:08:20
DSQEng Hou Chai (Mas) Sabah
DSQMohammad Akmal Amrun (Mas) Malaysia National Team
DSQMohd Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Malaysia National Team
DNFMarvin George (Mas) Sabah
DNFRaijesh Ryner Anang (Mas) Sabah
DNFMuhamad Firdaus Daud (Mas) Johor
DNFWan Hasan Wan Mohamad Syafiq (Mas) Pahang
DNFMuhammad Elmi Jumari (Mas) Melaka
DNFAmirudin Jamaludin (Mas) Melaka
DNFMohd Rizal Tisin (Mas) Malaysia National Team
DNFYoujie Luke Chen (Sin) JFT Cycling
DNFChoon Guan Lim (Sin) JFT Cycling
DNFLow Desmond (Sin) JFT Cycling
DNFSoh Alan (Sin) JFT Cycling
DNFMohd Farhan Amri Zaid (Mas) MSN Pelapis
DNFAbd Aziz Muhammad Raihaan (Bru) Brunei
DNFAng Kee Meng (Sin) OCBC Singapore Cycling Team
DNFJason Chiang (Sin) Cycleworx

General classification after stage 1
1David McCann (Irl) Giant Asia Racing Team4:00:53
2Samuel Paul Witmitz (Aus) Le Tua Cycling Team0:00:14
3Matnur (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice0:00:16
4Mat Amin Mohd Shahrul (Mas) ATM0:00:20
5Mohd Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Malaysia National Team
6Wan Mohamad Wan Mohd Najmee (Mas) Wilayah Persekutuan
7Amir Mustafa Rusli (Mas) Malaysia National Team
8Salleh Mohd Zamri (Mas) ATM
9Iwan Setiawan (Ina) Customs Cycling Club
10Ali Ahmad Fallanie (Mas) Wilayah Persekutuan0:00:29
11Herwin Jaya (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
12Mat Senan Mohd Saufie (Mas) Terengganu0:00:32
13Mark O'Brien (Aus) Le Tua Cycling Team
14Mohd Fauzi Mohd Fadhli Anwar (Mas) ATM0:01:30
15A. Agung Syahbana (Ina) Customs Cycling Club0:01:47
16Prajak Mahawong (Tha) Giant Asia Racing Team
17Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Wilayah Persekutuan
18Rastra Patria Dinawan (Ina) Polygon Sweet Nice
19Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team
20Junaidi hashim (Sin) OCBC Singapore Cycling Team
21Mohd Hafiz Rozli (Mas) Le Tua Cycling Team0:04:48
22Mohd Fakhruddin b Daud (Mas) MSN Pelapis
23Mohd Shafee Mohd Shawal (Mas) Pahang
24Khairul Naim Azhar (Mas) Johor
25Muhamad Rizal Muhamad (Mas) Johor
26Nicklos Minol (Mas) Sabah
27Vincent Ang (Sin) Cycleworx
28Parno (Ina) Customs Cycling Club
29Mohd Razif Mohd Salleh (Mas) Le Tua Cycling Team
30P. Heksa Prasetya (Ina) Customs Cycling Club
31Ahmad Fakhrullah Ismail (Mas) MSN Pelapis
32Mohd Harrif Salleh (Mas) Malaysia National Team
33Sata Mohd Halid (Bru) Brunei
34Abdullah Mohd Shobry (Mas) Terengganu
35Abu Bakar Mohd Khuzairi (Mas) Wilayah Persekutuan
36Mohamad Fauzi Mohamad Aim (Mas) Pahang
37Kisnanto Nuggroho (Ina) Putra Perjuangan Cycling Team
38Mohammad Zulkfili Mohammad Rosejati (Mas) Sabah
39Taufik Muhamad (Ina) Putra Perjuangan Cycling Team
40Melvin Kow (Sin) OCBC Singapore Cycling Team
41Mohd Shahelmie Abd Karim (Mas) Johor
42Hock Seng Gan (Mas) Melaka
43Mohd Nazri Muhamad (Mas) Johor
44Lemuel Lee Yun Jie (Sin) OCBC Singapore Cycling Team
45Afiza Fauizan Mohd Shahrul (Mas) ATM
46Yusop Reduan (Bru) Brunei
47Iswana, Arin (Ina) Putra Perjuangan Cycling Team
48Yusrizal Usoff (Mas) MSN Pelapis
49Zakaria Md. Rafiuddin (Bru) Brunei
50Syed Mazlan Syed Mohd Hussaini (Mas) Terengganu
51Marcus Leong (Sin) JFT Cycling
52Greg Svarc (Sin) Cycleworx
53Danny Feng (USA) Cycleworx
54Roman Krasil'nikov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice
55Ho Jun Rong (Sin) OCBC Singapore Cycling Team
56Zainul Ariffin Md Arbe Shadatul Farrani (Bru) Brunei
57Zulkifli Mohd Yazrul Hisham (Mas) Pahang
58Mohd Hashim Mohd Zarif (Mas) Pahang
59Nunung Burhanudin (Ina) Putra Perjuangan Cycling Team
60Rasoul Barati (IRI) Giant Asia Racing Team
61Erik Suprianto (Ina) Customs Cycling Club
62Adrian Wye Kit Chuah (Mas) Le Tua Cycling Team
63Amiruddin Muhammad Amin (Mas) Wilayah Persekutuan
64Dadi Suryadi (Ina) Putra Perjuangan Cycling Team
65Muhamad Faiz Syariffudin Abd Kadir (Mas) MSN Pelapis
66Sergey Kudentsov (Rus) Polygon Sweet Nice
67Mohd Azmi Mohmad Ali (Mas) Melaka
68Zainal Mohd Nur Rizuan (Mas) ATM
69Mohammad Akmal Amrun (Mas) Malaysia National Team0:05:27
70Sarham Miswan (Mas) Melaka
71Nick Swallow (Sin) Cycleworx0:05:31
72Rosdi Mohd Nor Umardi (Mas) Terengganu0:08:30

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