Posts Tagged ‘Stage 7’
Stage Winner: Wong Kam Po, Hong Kong Cycling Team 1:19:22
General Individual Classification (Yellow Jersey): John Murphy, The Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented b 16:37:25
General Individual Classification for Asian Rider (Blue Jersey): Taiji Nishitani 16:37:40
General Individual Classification for Local Rider (White Jersey): Lai Kuan Hua 16:38:03
General Classification for Point (Green Jersey): John Murphy, The Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented b 73pts
Pictures by John Pierce, PhotoSport International.
The race was exciting towards the end, especially the aftermath of the crash involving Alberto Loddo and Danilo Hondo, both were stage winners of 4 and 5.
This is the first time I witness a cycling crash that close, it was just less than 50 meters from me. Everything happened so fast, I wasn’t sure what was going on except that everyone was stunt and panic. Right after the crash, everyone ran towards the riders that were lying on the ground.
Massive action in Stage 7 Kuala Rompin – Kuantan, just less than 100 meters away from the finishing line there was a crash involving Danilo Hondo and Alberto Loddo. Alexandre Usov says that he deserve the victory because he was in the right position. Aurelien Clerc was questioned about his team mate, Mathieu Sprick for losing his yellow jersey. New yellow jersey holder Mitchell Docker said that it was not easy to snatch the yellow jersey from Sprick even though it was just 1 second.
For years since its inception back in 1996 Le Tour de Langkawi has been a big draw for cyclists the world over. The roll call of winners’ emhasises this with the inaugural winner from Australia and last year a Frenchman was victorious. Alan Charteau led from the front after day three and epitomised the true qualities of a great bike rider.
LTdL 2007 Genting stg 8 Race winner Charteau in yellow, Stage winner Jose SERPA
Picture by John Pierce