Tour de Langkawi
Stage 2: Gerik to Kota Bahru - Stage Details

Mitchelton-BikeExchange were out of the running on stage two of Le Tour de Langkawiafter a long and hot 208kilometre stage wrapped in a fractured bunch sprint with Niu Yikui our best placed rider in 20th on the day and currently within the top ten overall.

A scrappy and hectic finish on stage one saw Jacob Hennessy caught up in a crash with only one-kilometre to go with the 21-year-old Briton fortunate to escape without injury and able to start today’s second stage.

The Chinese outfit held a decent position going into the closing kilometres, but with Hennessy caught in a group further back the they didn’t have an option to contest the sprint.

Ran on wide and open roads the sprint started early as Riccardo Minali (Astana-Pro-Team) took the initiative and jumped with 75metres to go, splitting the head of the bunch and holding on for the stage win with Niu Yikui finishing with the leaders.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Riccardo Minali (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 5:18:20
2 Matteo Malucelli (ITA) - Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec ST
3 Paolo Simion (ITA) - Bardiani CSF ST
4 Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ) - Astana Pro Team ST
5 Marko Kump (SLO) - CCC Sprandi Polkowice ST
6 Luca Pacioni (ITA) - Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia ST
7 Kaden Groves (AUS) - St George Continental Cycling Team ST
8 Eric Young (USA) - Rally Cycling ST
9 Joonyong Seo (KOR) - KSPO Bianchi Asia Procycling ST
10 Dylan Page (SWI) - Team Sapura Cycling ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
20 Yikui Niu (CHN) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange ST
40 Callum Scotson (AUS) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange ST
53 Harrison Sweeny (AUS) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange ST
78 Jiankun Liu (CHN) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange ST
103 Jacob Hennessy (GBR) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange 0:13:15