Guardini wins fourth Langkawi stage

Sat, 29 Jan 10:37:00 2011

Andrea Guardini made it four wins from seven stages with a sprint win on in the Tour de Langkawi.

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The 21-year-old Italian continued his outstanding form, regaining the points jersey from home rider Anuar Manan in the process.

The peloton was tightly-packed, with 104 of the 123-strong field going on to post the same time as the stage winner.

But Guardini once again shone in the final moments of the race, forcing Germany's Robert Forster and Rico Rogers of New Zealand to settle for second and third places.

Libardo Nino of Colombia retains the overall lead, holding just a two-second advantage over Yonathan Monsalve of Venezuela.

Stage seven results

1. Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri Sotttoli (3 hours, 24 minutes, 57 seconds)

2. Robert Forster (Ger) United Healthcare Pro Cycling (same time)

3. Rico Rogers (NZ) Giant Kenda Pro Cycling (same)

4. Boris Shpilevsky (Rus) Tabriz Petrochemical Team (same)

5. Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil Shimano (same)

6. Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Farnese Vini-Neri Sotttoli (same)

7. Andre Schulze (Ger) CCC Polsat Polkowice (same)

8. Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini-Neri Sotttoli (same)

9. Joeri Stallaert (Bel) Landbouwkrediet (same)

10. Chan Jae Jang (Kor) Korea National Team (same)


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