A tough queen stage over the Cameron Highlands at Le Tour de Langkawi saw 19-year-old Harry Sweeny maintain his third place on the general classification for Mitchelton-BikeExchange after fighting hard up to the HC category summit finish in Malaysia.
Expected to shake up the general classification and shed some of the sprinters from the top ten an early breakaway held the reign over the rolling roads that led to the back to back ascents up to the finish.
Sweeny formed part of a reduced elite chasing group with 15kilometres to go as the break began to splinter up ahead and the gradient started to steepen, but the young Australian just lost contact over the closing couple of kilometres with Artem Ovechkin (Terengganu-Cycling-Team) taking the stage win and race lead.
|1||Artem Ovechkin (RUS) - Terengganu Cycling Team||4:24:29|
|2||Benjamin Dyball (AUS) - St George Continental Cycling Team||0:00:28|
|3||Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Werkilul (ERI) - Dimension Data||0:00:55|
|4||Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ) - Astana Pro Team||0:01:01|
|5||Thomas Lebas (FRA) - Kinan Cycling Team||0:01:01|
|6||Alvaro Raul Duarte Sandoval (COL) - Forca Amskins Racing||0:01:02|
|7||Yecid Arturo Sierra Sanchez (COL) - Manzana Postobon||0:01:04|
|8||Piotr Brozyna (POL) - CCC Sprandi Polkowice||0:01:10|
|9||Luca Raggio (ITA) - Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia||0:01:10|
|10||Metkel Eyob (ERI) - Terengganu Cycling Team||0:01:10|
|16||Callum Scotson (AUS) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange||0:01:30|
|24||Harrison Sweeny (AUS) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange||0:01:57|
|37||Jiankun Liu (CHN) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange||0:02:20|
|82||Yikui Niu (CHN) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange||0:13:44|
|101||Jacob Hennessy (GBR) - Mitchelton-BikeExchange||0:24:18|