Terengganu’s Artem Ovechkin claimed the overall Tour de Langkawi win after stage eight ended in Kuala Lumpur today.
The Russian finished with a total time of 32:06:45. CCC Sprandi Polkowice’s Lukasz Owsian placed second overall, with St George Continental Cycling Team’s Benjamin Dyball in third.
The 141.4km final stage was won by Bardiani CSF’s Andrea Guardini who crossed the finish line after 3:10:25.
Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec’s Manuel Belletti followed him home, while Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia Luca Pacioni came in third.
The top South African finisher for the tour was Bennelong Swisswellness Cycling Team’s Brendon Davids, who finished 14th today and seventh overall.
Jaco Venter, who rides for Dimension Data, finished in 12th spot on the day and 16th on general classification. His teammate Johann van Zyl crossed the line in 35th place and placed 17th overall.
View more results below.
1. Andrea Guardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF 3:10:25
2. Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
3. Luca Pacioni (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
4. Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
5. Marko Kump (Slo) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
6. Jordan Arley Parra Arias (Col) Manzana Postobon
7. Dylan Page (Swi) Team Sapura Cycling
8. Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
9. Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia
10. Sam Crome (Aus) Bennelong Swisswellness Cycling Team
1. Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Terengganu Cycling Team 32:06:45
2. Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice +00:27
3. Benjamin Dyball (Aus) St George Continental Cycling Team +00:32
4. Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier Werkilul (Eri) Dimension Data +00:54
5. Giuseppe Fonzi (Ita) Wilier Triestina-Selle Italia +00:57
6. Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana Pro Team +01:02
7. Brendon Davids (RSA) Bennelong Swisswellness Cycling Team
8. Thomas Lebas (Fra) Kinan Cycling Team +01:08
9. Alvaro Raul Duarte Sandoval (Col) Forca Amskins Racing +01:10
10. Harrison Sweeny (Aus) Mitchelton-BikeExchange +01:17