Posted by Editor on 02/5/99
Tour de Langkawi, Malaysia
Well today was pretty much the calm before the storm. With only 100kms to this stage, the riders took it relatively easy. Again after the first sprint at 25km, a breakaway of two riders formed to create a lead of 2min that was caught 20kms from the finish, thanks to the New-Zeland team leading the chase to conserve Greame Miller's yellow jersey.
As far as our riders are concerned, they rode an aggressive race, with Rodney Henderson getting up there in the intermediate sprints. The stage win went to David McKenzie of the Linda McCartney team althought there was a bit of a mix up with 500 meters to go when the whole pack went of course. The race officials dicided to keep the results as is. In the overall standings, nothing has changed.
Tomorrow is more than likely going to be a good indication of who is in shape and who is not. The race profile is almost entirely flat but with 50 kms to go, the road rises to 600 meters and decends to the finish line using pretty narrow and windy roads. After 217 kms of racing in the 3rd stage, the riders will be looking for a well deserved rest.
Canadian team manager
Stage 3- Sebarang to Kuala Kangsar, 103 km
|3||Nocentini,Rinaldo||MAP||Mapei - Quick Step|
|10||White,Nicholas||RSA||Rep. South Africa|
|In Pack||Lukaszewicz,Czeslaw||CAN||Canada||all s.t.|
|4||Rodriguez,Fred||MAP||Mapei - Quick Step||0:10|
|5||Muller,Dirk||MAP||Mapei - Quick Step||0:11|
|6||Petacchi,Alessandro||NAV||Navigare - Gaerne||0:19|
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