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The 2012 Tour de Langkawi was the 17th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It began on 24 February in Putrajaya and ended on 4 March in Kuala Terengganu which carried the slogan "Ready for the World".[1] The race was sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC (hors category) race on the 2011–12 UCI Asia Tour calendar.[2][3][4]

2012 Tour de Langkawi
2011–12 UCI Asia Tour, race 10 of 28
Race details
Dates 24 February–4 March 2012
Stages 10
Distance 1,413.4 km (878.2 mi)
Winning time 32h 55' 31"
Results
Winner  José Serpa (COL) (Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela)
  Second  José Rujano (VEN) (Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela)
  Third  Víctor Niño (COL) (Azad University Cross Team)

Points  Andrea Guardini (ITA) (Farnese Vini–Selle Italia)
Mountains  José Serpa (COL) (Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela)
  Team Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela
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The race was won for the second time by Colombia's José Serpa, after taking the lead of the race with his second consecutive stage win on the sixth stage, and held the lead until the end of the race.[5] Serpa's winning margin over his Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela team-mate José Rujano was 30 seconds, and the podium was completed by Víctor Niño of the Azad University Cross Team, 33 seconds behind Rujano and 63 in arrears of Serpa.[6] In the race's other classifications, Serpa also finished at the top of the mountains classification,[7] Farnese Vini–Selle Italia's Andrea Guardini won the points classification,[6] after taking a record-breaking six stage victories, and Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela finished over twelve minutes clear of their nearest rivals in the teams classification.[7] Astana and their rider Alexsandr Dyachenko finished at the head of their respective Asian sub-classifications.[2][3][4][7]

Contents

TeamsEdit

22 teams accepted invitations to participate in the 2012 Tour de Langkawi.[8] Two UCI ProTeams were invited to the race, along with seven UCI Professional Continental and ten UCI Continental teams. The field was completed by three national selection teams.

UCI ProTour teams
UCI Professional Continental teams
UCI Continental teams
National teams

StagesEdit

The race comprises 10 stages, covering 1413.4 kilometres.[2][3][4]

Stage Date Course Distance Stage result
Winner Second Third
1 24 February Putrajaya Individual time trial 20.3 km (12.6 mi)   David Zabriskie (USA)
Garmin–Barracuda
  Adam Phelan (USA)
Drapac Cycling
  Darren Lapthorne (USA)
Drapac Cycling
2 25 February Putrajaya to Malacca 151 km (93.8 mi)   Andrea Guardini (ITA)
Farnese Vini–Selle Italia
  Jake Keough (USA)
UnitedHealthcare
  Christian Delle Stelle (ITA)
Colnago–CSF Bardiani
3 26 February Malacca to Parit Sulong 187.6 km (116.6 mi)   Andrea Guardini (ITA)
Farnese Vini–Selle Italia
  Raymond Kreder (NED)
Garmin–Barracuda
  Anuar Manan (MAS)
Champion System
4 27 February Batu Pahat to Muar 169.4 km (105.3 mi)   Andrea Guardini (ITA)
Farnese Vini–Selle Italia
  Jake Keough (USA)
UnitedHealthcare
  Harrif Salleh (MAS)
Terengganu Cycling Team
5 28 February Ayer Keroh to Pandan Indah 190 km (118.1 mi)   José Serpa (COL)
Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela
  Darren Lapthorne (AUS)
Drapac Cycling
  Matteo Rabottoni (ITA)
Farnese Vini–Selle Italia
6 29 February Proton, Shah Alam to Genting Highlands 108 km (67.1 mi)   José Serpa (COL)
Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela
  Víctor Niño (COL)
Azad University Cross Team
  José Rujano (VEN)
Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela
7 1 March Bentong to Kuantan 205.8 km (127.9 mi)   Marco Canola (ITA)
Colnago–CSF Bardiani
  Seo Joon-Yong (KOR)
Seoul Cycling Team
  Serguy Klimov (RUS)
RusVelo
8 2 March Pekan to Chukai 100.8 km (62.6 mi)   Andrea Guardini (ITA)
Farnese Vini–Selle Italia
  Harrif Salleh (MAS)
Terengganu Cycling Team
  Jake Keough (USA)
UnitedHealthcare
9 3 March Kemasik to Kuala Terengganu 165.7 km (103.0 mi)   Andrea Guardini (ITA)
Farnese Vini–Selle Italia
  Matteo Pelucci (ITA)
Team Europcar
  Raymond Kreder (NED)
Garmin–Barracuda
10 4 March Kenyir Lake to Kuala Terengganu Criterium 114.8 km (71.3 mi)   Andrea Guardini (ITA)
Farnese Vini–Selle Italia
  Jake Keough (USA)
UnitedHealthcare
  Sonny Colbrelli (USA)
Colnago–CSF Bardiani

Classification leadershipEdit

Final standingsEdit

General classificationEdit

Rider Team Time
1   José Serpa (COL)   Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela 32h 55' 31"
2   José Rujano (VEN) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela + 30"
3   Víctor Niño (COL) Azad University Cross Team + 01' 03"
4   Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) Astana + 02' 20"
5   Jackson Rodríguez (VEN) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela + 03' 50"
6   Stefano Locatelli (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 04' 15"
7   Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team + 04' 23"
8   Andrey Zeits (KAZ) Astana + 04' 28"
9   Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka + 04' 33"
10   Joseph Cooper (NZL) New Zealand + 04' 44"

Points classificationEdit

Rider Team Points
1   Andrea Guardini (ITA)   Farnese Vini–Selle Italia 94
2   Valentin Iglinsky (KAZ) Astana 85
3   Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare 79

Mountains classificationEdit

Rider Team Points
1   José Serpa (COL)   Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela 27
2   Matteo Rabottini (ITA) Farnese Vini–Selle Italia 24
3   José Rujano (VEN) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela 24

Asian rider classificationEdit

Rider Team Time
1   Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ)   Astana 32h 57' 51"
2   Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team + 02' 03"
3   Andrey Zeits (KAZ) Astana + 02' 08"

Team classificationEdit

Team Time
1 Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela 98h 50' 34"
2 Astana + 12' 03"
3 MTN–Qhubeka + 13' 36"
4 Champion System + 13' 37"
5 Tabriz Petrochemical Team + 18' 08"
6 New Zealand + 22' 41"
7 Azad University Cross Team + 24' 20"
8 RusVelo + 25' 24"
9 Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 27' 56"
10 Terengganu Cycling Team + 28' 55"

Asian team classificationEdit

Team Time
1 Astana 99h 02' 37"
2 Tabriz Petrochemical Team + 06' 05"
3 Terengganu Cycling Team + 16' 52"
4 Aisan Racing Team + 27' 24"
5 Seoul Cycling Team + 28' 44"
6 Malaysia + 31' 14"
7 Indonesia + 33' 17"
8 Max Success Sport + 40' 52"
9 Azad University Cross Team + 01h 07' 08"
10 OCBC Singapore Continental Cycling Team + 01h 34' 23"

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1Edit

24 February 2012 — Putrajaya, 20.3 km (12.6 mi), Individual time trial
Rider Team Time
1   David Zabriskie (USA)   Garmin–Barracuda 24' 34"
2   Adam Phelan (AUS) Drapac Cycling + 01' 00"
3   Darren Lapthorne (AUS) Drapac Cycling + 01' 10"
4   Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin–Barracuda + 01' 17"
5   José Rujano (VEN) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela + 01' 26"
6   Joseph Cooper (NZL) New Zealand + 01' 31"
7   Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ)   Astana + 01' 33"
8   Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ) Astana + 01' 38"
9   Nathan Haas (AUS) Garmin–Barracuda + 01' 39"
10   Behnam Khalilikhosroshahi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team + 01' 46"

Stage 2Edit

25 February 2012 — Putrajaya to Melaka, 151 km (93.8 mi)
Rider Team Time
1   Andrea Guardini (ITA)   Farnese Vini–Selle Italia 03h 35' 19"
2   Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 0"
3   Christian Delle Stelle (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 0"
4   Anuar Manan (MAS) Champion System + 0"
5   Raymond Kreder (NED) Garmin–Barracuda + 0"
6   Jani Tewelde (ERI) MTN–Qhubeka + 0"
7   Yohann Gène (FRA) Team Europcar + 0"
8   Marco Canola (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 0"
9   Valentin Iglinsky (KAZ) Astana + 0"
10   Zamri Salleh (MAS) Terengganu Cycling Team + 0"

Stage 3Edit

26 February 2012 — Melaka to Parit Sulong, 187.6 km (116.6 mi)
Rider Team Time
1   Andrea Guardini (ITA)   Farnese Vini–Selle Italia 04h 30' 11"
2   Raymond Kreder (NED) Garmin–Barracuda + 0"
3   Anuar Manan (MAS) Champion System + 0"
4   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 0"
5   Valentin Iglinsky (KAZ) Astana + 0"
6   Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 0"
7   Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team + 0"
8   Roman Van Uden (NZL) New Zealand + 0"
9   Ramin Maleki Mizan (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team + 0"
10   James Williamson (NZL) New Zealand + 0"

Stage 4Edit

27 February 2012 — Batu Pahat to Muar, 169.4 km (105.3 mi)
Rider Team Time
1   Andrea Guardini (ITA)   Farnese Vini–Selle Italia 03h 57' 11"
2   Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 0"
3   Harrif Salleh (MAS) Terengganu Cycling Team + 0"
4   Yohann Gène (FRA) Team Europcar + 0"
5   Valentin Iglinsky (KAZ) Astana + 0"
6   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 0"
7   Anuar Manan (MAS) Champion System + 0"
8   Kévin Reza (FRA) Team Europcar + 0"
9   Jani Tewelde (ERI) MTN–Qhubeka + 0"
10   Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team + 0"

Stage 5Edit

28 February 2012 — Ayer Keroh to Pandan Indah, 190 km (118.1 mi)
Rider Team Time
1   José Serpa (COL) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela 4h 32' 17"
2   Darren Lapthorne (AUS)   Drapac Cycling + 0"
3   Matteo Rabottini (ITA)   Farnese Vini–Selle Italia + 11"
4   Adiq Husainie Othman (MAS) Champion System + 11"
5   Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ)   Astana + 11"
6   Víctor Niño (COL) Azad University Cross Team + 11"
7   Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team + 11"
8   Jani Tewelde (ERI) MTN–Qhubeka + 24"
9   Valentin Iglinskiy (KAZ) Astana + 24"
10   Taiji Nishitani (JPN) Aisan Racing Team + 24"

Stage 6Edit

29 February 2012 — Proton, Shah Alam to Genting Highlands, 108 km (67.1 mi)
Rider Team Time
1   José Serpa (COL)    Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela 03h 09' 37"
2   Víctor Niño (COL) Azad University Cross Team + 02"
3   José Rujano (VEN) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela + 46"
4   Alexsandr Dyachenko (KAZ)   Astana + 2' 32"
5   Jackson Rodriguez (VEN) Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela + 2' 53"
6   Stefano Locatelli (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 2' 53"
7   Matteo Rabottini (ITA) Farnese Vini–Selle Italia + 3' 25"
8   Chris Butler (USA) Champion System + 3' 26"
9   Andrey Zeits (KAZ) Astana + 3' 28"
10   Dennis Van Niekerk (RSA) MTN–Qhubeka + 3' 35"

Stage 7Edit

1 March 2012 — Bentong to Kuantan, 205.8 km (127.9 mi)
Rider Team Time
1   Marco Canola (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani 4h 25' 17"
2   Seo Joon-Yong (KOR) Seoul Cycling Team + 0"
3   Serguy Klimov (RUS) RusVelo + 0"
4   Mathieu Claude (FRA) Team Europcar + 0"
5   Floris Goesinnen (NED) Drapac Cycling + 0"
6   Raymond Kreder (NED) Garmin–Barracuda + 11"
7   Valentin Iglinskiy (KAZ)   Astana + 11"
8   Suhardi Hassan (MAS) Malaysia + 11"
9   Yohann Gène (FRA) Team Europcar + 11"
10   Kenichi Suzuki (JPN) Aisan Racing Team + 13"

Stage 8Edit

2 March 2012 — Pekan to Chukai, 100.8 km (62.6 mi)
Rider Team Time
1   Andrea Guardini (ITA) Farnese Vini–Selle Italia 2h 13' 27"
2   Harrif Salleh (MAS) Terengganu Cycling Team + 0"
3   Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 0"
4   Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team + 0"
5   Matteo Pelucci (ITA) Team Europcar + 0"
6   Taiji Nishitani (JPN) Aisan Racing Team + 0"
7   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 0"
8   Valentin Iglinsky (KAZ)   Astana + 0"
9   Jani Tewelde (ERI) MTN–Qhubeka + 0"
10   Raymond Kreder (NED) Garmin–Barracuda + 0"

Stage 9Edit

3 March 2012 — Kemasik to Kuala Terengganu, 165.7 km (103.0 mi)
Rider Team Time
1   Andrea Guardini (ITA)   Farnese Vini–Selle Italia 03h 27' 06"
2   Matteo Pelucci (ITA) Team Europcar + 0"
3   Raymond Kreder (NED) Garmin–Barracuda + 0"
4   Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 0"
5   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 0"
6   Valentin Iglinsky (KAZ) Astana + 0"
7   Jani Tewelde (ERI) MTN–Qhubeka + 0"
8   Zamri Salleh (MAS) Terengganu Cycling Team + 0"
9   Thomas Bertonlini (ITA) Farnese Vini–Selle Italia + 0"
10   Harrif Salleh (MAS) Terengganu Cycling Team + 0"

Stage 10Edit

4 March 2012 — Kenyir Lake to Kuala Terengganu, 116.9 km (72.6 mi), Criterium
Rider Team Time
1   Andrea Guardini (ITA)   Farnese Vini–Selle Italia 2h 36' 42"
2   Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare + 0"
3   Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 0"
4   Harrif Salleh (MAS) Terengganu Cycling Team + 0"
5   Raymond Kreder (NED) Garmin–Barracuda + 0"
6   Christian Delle Stelle (ITA) Colnago–CSF Bardiani + 0"
7   Hossei Nateghi (IRI) Tabriz Petrochemical Team + 0"
8   Robert Forster (GER) UnitedHealthcare + 3"
9   Matteo Pelucchi (ITA) Team Europcar + 3"
10   Valentin Iglinsky (KAZ) Astana + 3"

ReferencesEdit

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