Tour of Langkawi - Race Overview

Aidis Kruopis won the Tour de Langkawi points classification. Throughout the ten days of racing, Kruopis notched three seconds, one third and two fourths. While the top step remained elusive, Kruopis’ consistency was enough to keep him in the blue jersey during the second half of the race.

Esteban Chaves was the best-placed ORICA-GreenEDGE rider on the general classification. In his first stage race in over a year, the young Colombian narrowly missed the overall podium. He slotted into fourth overall, 20” behind race leader Mirsamad Poorseyedigolakhour (Tabriz Petrochemical).

“It was a good week. There were plenty of chances in the sprints. I was there every time but unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough. There were two chances where I was really close on the line, but the win didn’t happen. We came here to win, so I’m a little disappointed. It was good to have the points jersey. It’s good publicity for the team and it shows that I was there in the sprints.” - Aidis Kruopis

“Our race objective was to win stages. We came here targeting two stage wins. We definitely didn’t succeed on that front. Even though we weren’t targeting the points jersey, it was a good consolation prize and a just reward for the teamwork we put into each day. We’re very happy with Esteban’s fourth place. That was fantastic and well beyond our expectations of him. We missed out on the stage wins, but we’re not walking away empty handed.” - Sport Director Matt Wilson

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour (IRI) - Tabriz Petrochemical Team 35:07:16
2 Merhawi Kudus (Eri) - MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:08
3 Isaac Bolivar Hernandez (Col) - UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team 0:00:11
4 Esteban Chaves (Col) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:20
5 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) - Team Katusha 0:00:36
6 Jacques Janse van Rensburg (RSA) - MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:40
7 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) - Belkin-Pro Cycling Team 0:00:52
8 Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) - Androni Giocattoli 0:01:09
9 Ghaffari Vahid (IRI) - Tabriz Petrochemical Team 0:01:27
10 Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) - Colombia 0:01:37
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Esteban Chaves (Col) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:20
21 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:59
36 Brett Lancaster (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:12:35
61 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:17
81 Damien Howson (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:24:40
108 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:42:34