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The 2017 Tour de Langkawi was the 22nd edition of an annual professional road bicycle racing stage race held in Malaysia since 1996. The race was run at the highest category apart from those races which make up the UCI World Tour, and was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.HC (hors category) race as part of the 2017 UCI Asia Tour.
|2017 UCI Asia Tour|
|Dates||22 February – 1 March 2017|
|Distance||1,222.2 km (759.4 mi)|
|Winning time||29h 04' 57"|
The race was won by South African rider Ryan Gibbons for Team Dimension Data, taking the first professional wins of his career. He won the race by 33 seconds ahead of Australia's Cameron Bayly (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness), while the podium was completed by Italian rider Alberto Cecchin, a further two seconds behind for the Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia squad.
19 teams accepted invitations to participate in the 2017 Tour de Langkawi. One UCI WorldTeam – Team Dimension Data was invited to the race, along with six UCI Professional Continental and eleven UCI Continental teams. The field was completed by one national selection teams. Each team had a maximum of six riders:
UCI Professional Continental teams
UCI Continental teams
The itinerary for the race was released on 22 December 2016. It comprised eight stages, and a total distance of 1,222.2 kilometres (759.4 miles).
|1||22 February||Kuala Berang to Kuala Terengganu||124.8 km (78 mi)||Flat stage||Scott Sunderland (AUS)|
|2||23 February||Jerteh to Gerik||208.1 km (129 mi)||Hilly stage||Travis McCabe (USA)|
|3||24 February||Serdang to Pantai Remis||118 km (73 mi)||Flat stage||Jakub Mareczko (ITA)|
|4||25 February||Seri Manjung to Cameron Highlands||174.4 km (108 mi)||Mountain stage||Mekseb Debesay (ERI)|
|5||26 February||Meru Raya to Kuala Kubu Bharu||151.5 km (94 mi)||Flat stage||Ryan Gibbons (RSA)|
|6||27 February||Senawang to Muar||176.3 km (110 mi)||Flat stage||Enrico Barbin (ITA)|
|7||28 February||Malacca to Rembau||148.1 km (92 mi)||Hilly stage||Jakub Mareczko (ITA)|
|8||1 March||Setiawangsa to Putrajaya||121 km (75 mi)||Flat stage||Travis McCabe (USA)|
Classification leadership tableEdit
In the 2017 Tour de Langkawi, four different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification, calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers at intermediate sprints and at the finish of mass-start stages, the leader received a yellow jersey. This classification was considered the most important of the 2017 Tour de Langkawi, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.
Additionally, there was a points classification, which awarded a blue jersey. In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 10 in a mass-start stage. For winning a stage, a rider earned 15 points, with 12 for second, 9 for third, 7 for fourth with a point fewer per place down to a single point for 10th place. Points towards the classification could also be accrued at intermediate sprint points during each stage; these intermediate sprints also offered bonus seconds towards the general classification. There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a green and red jersey. In the mountains classification, points were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs.
The fourth jersey represented the Asian rider classification, marked by a white jersey. This was decided in the same way as the general classification, but only riders from Asia were eligible to be ranked in the classification. There was also a classification for teams, in which the times of the best three cyclists in a team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest cumulative time, while there was also an Asian-only variant for the teams as well.
||Asian rider classification
||Team classification||Asian team classification|
|1||Scott Sunderland||Scott Sunderland||Scott Sunderland||Nur Amirul Fakhruddin Marzuki||Shiki Kuroeda||IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness||Vino–Astana Motors|
|2||Travis McCabe||Ryan Gibbons||Ryan Gibbons||John Ebsen||Yevgeniy Gidich||Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia|
|3||Jakub Mareczko||Scott Sunderland||IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness|
|5||Ryan Gibbons||Ryan Gibbons|
|6||Enrico Barbin||Hideto Nakane|
|7||Jakub Mareczko||Jakub Mareczko|
|8||Travis McCabe||Ryan Gibbons|
|Final||Ryan Gibbons||Ryan Gibbons||John Ebsen||Hideto Nakane||IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness||Vino–Astana Motors|
|1||Ryan Gibbons (RSA)||Team Dimension Data||29h 04' 57"|
|2||Cameron Bayly (AUS)||IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness||+ 33"|
|3||Alberto Cecchin (ITA)||Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia||+ 35"|
|4||Daniel Jaramillo (COL)||UnitedHealthcare||+ 37"|
|5||Mekseb Debesay (ERI)||Team Dimension Data||+ 41"|
|6||Chris Harper (AUS)||IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness||+ 43"|
|7||Egan Bernal (COL)||Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec||+ 43"|
|8||Ben O'Connor (AUS)||Team Dimension Data||+ 43"|
|9||Tim Roe (AUS)||IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness||+ 43"|
|10||Fernando Orjuela (COL)||Team Manzana Postobón||+ 50"|
|1||Ryan Gibbons (RSA)||Team Dimension Data||75|
|2||Travis McCabe (USA)||UnitedHealthcare||62|
|3||Jakub Mareczko (ITA)||Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia||54|
|4||Enrico Barbin (ITA)||Bardiani–CSF||33|
|5||Anthony Giacoppo (AUS)||IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness||32|
|6||Scott Sunderland (AUS)||IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness||30|
|7||Seo Joon-yong (KOR)||KSPO Bianchi Asia||28|
|8||Riccardo Stacchiotti (ITA)||Nippo–Vini Fantini||26|
|9||Filippo Pozzato (ITA)||Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia||23|
|10||Alberto Cecchin (ITA)||Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia||22|
|1||John Ebsen (DEN)||Infinite AIS Cycling Team||36|
|2||Wilmar Pérez (COL)||Team Sapura Cycling||30|
|3||Mekseb Debesay (ERI)||Team Dimension Data||26|
|4||Marcelo Felipe (PHI)||7 Eleven Roadbike Philippines||21|
|5||Sergio Higuita (COL)||Team Manzana Postobón||21|
|6||Cameron Bayly (AUS)||IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness||20|
|7||Nur Amirul Fakhruddin Marzuki (MAS)||Terengganu Cycling Team||16|
|8||Ryan Gibbons (RSA)||Team Dimension Data||16|
|9||Loh Sea Keong (MAS)||Thailand Continental Cycling Team||15|
|10||Daniel Jaramillo (COL)||UnitedHealthcare||14|
Asian rider classificationEdit
|1||Hideto Nakane (JPN)||Nippo–Vini Fantini||29h 06' 13"|
|2||Dmitry Lukyanov (KAZ)||Vino–Astana Motors||+ 51"|
|3||Marcelo Felipe (PHI)||7 Eleven Roadbike Philippines||+ 1' 22"|
|4||Dadi Suryadi (INA)||Terengganu Cycling Team||+ 3' 21"|
|5||Masakazu Ito (JPN)||Nippo–Vini Fantini||+ 4' 53"|
|6||Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin (MAS)||Terengganu Cycling Team||+ 6' 46"|
|7||Tomohiro Hayakawa (JPN)||Aisan Racing Team||+ 14' 39"|
|8||Ronald Yeung (HKG)||Infinite AIS Cycling Team||+ 15' 27"|
|9||Sergey Vlassenko (KAZ)||Vino–Astana Motors||+ 18' 11"|
|10||Deng Penghai (CHN)||Giant Cycling Team||+ 20' 11"|
|1||IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness||87h 16' 52"|
|2||Team Dimension Data||+ 0"|
|3||Team Manzana Postobón||+ 25"|
|4||Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec||+ 1' 39"|
|5||UnitedHealthcare||+ 15' 29"|
|6||Nippo–Vini Fantini||+ 15' 49"|
|7||Wilier Triestina–Selle Italia||+ 17' 56"|
|8||Bardiani–CSF||+ 22' 38"|
|9||Vino–Astana Motors||+ 30' 28"|
|10||Team Sapura Cycling||+ 43' 13"|
Asian team classificationEdit
|1||Vino–Astana Motors||87h 47' 20"|
|2||Terengganu Cycling Team||+ 20' 44"|
|3||Malaysia (national team)||+ 37' 55"|
|4||Giant Cycling Team||+ 38' 17"|
|5||7 Eleven Roadbike Philippines||+ 59' 37"|
|6||Thailand Continental Cycling Team||+ 1h 00' 05"|
|7||Infinite AIS Cycling Team||+ 1h 04' 26"|
|8||KSPO Bianchi Asia||+ 1h 14' 18"|
|9||Keyi Look Cycling Team||+ 1h 18' 45"|
|10||Aisan Racing Team||+ 1h 25' 08"|
Riders who failed to finishEdit
|17 riders failed to finish the race.|
|Simone Velasco (ITA)||Bardiani–CSF|
|Luca Pacioni (ITA)||Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec|
|Nicolas Marini (ITA)||Nippo–Vini Fantini|
|Harrif Salleh (MAS)||Terengganu Cycling Team|
|Yevgeniy Gidich (KAZ)||Vino–Astana Motors|
|Tanaphon Seanumnuyphon (THA)||Infinite AIS Cycling Team|
|Hiroaki Harada (JPN)||Aisan Racing Team|
|Shotaro Watanabe (JPN)||Aisan Racing Team|
|Park Sung-baek (KOR)||KSPO Bianchi Asia|
|Kang Seok-ho (KOR)||KSPO Bianchi Asia|
|Cho Hae-sung (KOR)||KSPO Bianchi Asia|
|Huang En (CHN)||Keyi Look Cycling Team|
|Shi Yanhui (CHN)||Keyi Look Cycling Team|
|Thanawut Sanikwathi (THA)||Thailand Continental Cycling Team|
|Sarawut Sirironnachai (THA)||Thailand Continental Cycling Team|
|Josh Berry (AUS)||7 Eleven Roadbike Philippines|
|Li Xiangyuan (CHN)||Giant Cycling Team|
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