Tour de Langkawi
Stage 3: Kota Bahru to Kuala Terengganu - Stage Details

Young Australian Harry Sweeny made it into the key breakaway move on stage three at Le Tour de Langkawi today as strong winds split the peloton to pieces with Sweeny taking fourth on the stage and moving up to third on the general classification.

Mitchelton-BikeExchange have been steadily settling into the race over the first three days of racing with Niu Yikui running top 20 the day before and 19-year-old Sweeny making the most of crosswinds and initially co-operative breakaway companions on today’s third stage.

The move went early over the opening kilometres of the pan flat 166kilometre course, with nine-riders up the road before the group reduced to six going into the finale.

Heavy wind aided the groups cause and brought about disarray in the chasing peloton with many of the sprinters teams totally caught out by the conditions.

Adam de Vos (Rally-Cycling) took the stage win after kicking early out of the Sweeny group and holding onto a few seconds advantage with Sweeny chasing hard behind to take fourth place and narrowly miss out on the podium.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Adam de Vos (CAN) - Rally Cycling 3:58:18
2 Daeyeon Kim (KOR) - KSPO Bianchi Asia Procycling 0:00:13
3 Nik Mohd Hazwan Zulkiflie (MAS) - Forca Amskins Racing 0:00:13
4 Harrison Sweeny (AUS) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange 0:00:13
5 Anuar Manan (MAS) - Forca Amskins Racing 0:01:19
6 Eric Young (USA) - Rally Cycling 0:01:19
7 Mohd Harrif Saleh (MAS) - Terengganu Cycling Team 0:01:19
8 Luca Pacioni (ITA) - Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia 0:01:19
9 Dylan Page (SWI) - Team Sapura Cycling 0:01:19
10 Marko Kump (SLO) - CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:01:19
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Harrison Sweeny (AUS) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange 0:00:13
15 Jacob Hennessy (GBR) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange 0:01:19
46 Yikui Niu (CHN) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange 0:01:19
77 Callum Scotson (AUS) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange 0:01:19
91 Jiankun Liu (Chn) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange 0:01:59