KUALA LUMPUR, March 5, 2010 (AFP) – Malaysian cyclist Anuar Manan won the fifth stage of the Tour de Langkawi on Friday while German Tobias Erler maintained the overall lead.
Anuar won the 111.50-kilometre (about 69 miles) ride from Muar in southern Johor state to Port Dickson, a seaside resort in Negeri Sembilan state, in two hours, 23 minutes and 11 seconds.
Spain’s Vidal Celis of Team Footon-Servetto took second place.
The seven-stage race began in Kota Bharu, capital of the northern state of Kelantan on Monday. It will proceed from Putrajaya to the mountain resort of Genting Highlands, north of the capital Kuala Lumpur, for Saturday’s race.
By the end of the event on March 7, the 20 teams taking part will have covered 1,013.7 kilometres and six states.
Top 10 places in Stage 5:
1. Anuar Manan (MAS/ Geumsan Ginseng Asia) 2hr 23min 11sec, 2. Vidal Celis
(ESP/Footon-Servetto) s.t., 3. René Haselbacher (AUT/Vorarlberg-Corratec) s.t., 4. Ruslan Tleubayev (KAZ/Kazakhstan National Team) s.t., 5. Alex Candelario (USA/Kelly Benefit Strategies) s.t., 6. Johann Rabie (RSA/South Africa National Team) s.t., 7. Christoff Van Heerden (RSA/South Africa National Team) s.t., 8.Michael Matthews (AUS/Team Jayco-Skins) s.t., 9. Ahmad Anuawar Haidar (MAS/MPC Marco Polo Cycling Team s.t., 10. Dmytro Grabovskyy (UKR/ISD-Neri) s.t.
Top 10 places overall:
1. Tobias Erler (GER/Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling) 17hr 59min 23sec, 2. David Pell (AUS/Drapac Porsche Cycling) 17hr 59min 29sec, 3. Jay Thomson (RSA/South Africa National Team) 17hr 59min 06sec, 4. Michael Matthews (AUS/Team Jayco-Skins) 18hr 02min 40sec, 5. Anuar Manan (MAS/Geumsan Ginseng Asia) 18hr 02min 13sec, 6. Vidal Celis (ESP/Footon-Servetto) 18hr 02min 23sec, 7. Taiji Nishitani (JPN/Aisan Racing Team) 18hr 02min 29sec, 8. Ruslan Tleubayev (KAZ/Kazakhstan National Team) 18hr 02min 33sec, 9. Alex Candelario (USA/Kelly Benefit Strategies) s.t., 10. Dmytro Grabovskyy (UKR/ISD-Neri) 18hr 02min 34sec