Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tour de Langkawi: Theo Bos goes long but holds on to take stage two

 Theo Bos (Blanco) took his second victory in as many days in the 2013 Tour de Langkawi as he outsprinted the peloton at the finish of stage two between Serdang and Kuala Kangsar. The margin of victory for the former track World champion was considerably less than on the previous day, however, as he opened up his sprint far too early, but managed to hold on to beat record Langkawi stage winner Andrea Guardini (Astana) in a close finish.

Having missed out on the top ten the previous day, Lithuanian Aidis Kruopis (Orica-GreenEdge) managed to outsprint Frenchman Bryan Coquard (Europcar) and Briton Andy Fenn (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) for the final spot on the podium...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Monsalve confident he can win the LTdL overall title again

 ..Returning with a new team for Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) this year, 2011 winner Yonnatha Monsalve believes he can emerge as the overall winner again.
The Venezuelan will be the sole hopeful for his team Vini Fantini to win the overall classification title as he has taken the role of team leader in the race.
Monsalve had to resort to being just a lieutenant to Jose Serpa in the Androni Giocattoli team when Serpa won his second overall title in LTdL. But Monsalve penned a move to Vini Fantini on a two-year contract in October last year to aim for a bigger role...