Le Tour de Langkawi. Gleb Syritsa wins the final stage in Kuala Lumpur
Astana Qazaqstan Team ends this edition of Le Tour de Langkawi with a victory: Gleb Syritsa won the bunch sprint on the streets of Kuala Lumpur at the final stage of the race.
It was a very close sprint and only a photo finish could answer to the question who won the stage: Gleb Syritsa outsprinted Daniel Babor by the width of a tire.
“It was a very intense day, and in a moment, accidentally, I found myself in a breakaway group. It didn’t look like a successful move, so after some time the peloton caught us back while four riders decided to continue. Well, with some 30 km to go those four riders still had a good gap of two minutes and a half and it was a bit tricky moment. However, our team did a phenomenal job, chasing the break. All guys were just super today, and everyone gave his best to bring the escapers back. Once the break has been caught with around 4 km to go it was up to me to try to do something in the sprint. I was able to find a good position to launch my sprint and it worked perfectly. Indeed, it was a close call, but I am happy it was me who won. In general, we spent a nice week here at Le Tour de Langkawi and I am really happy I delivered these two victories to my team”, – said Gleb Syritsa.
Two Astana Qazaqstan Team riders finished in the Top-10 of the final General Classification of the race: Vadim Pronskiy did 5th, also becoming the best Asian rider, while Harold Martin Lopez (Astana Qazaqstan Development Team) finished 10th. This is his second Top-10 in the overall after 9th place at the Vuelta a Burgos earlier in August.
Photo credit: @SprintCycling