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Belkin Pro Cycling Team Riders In 1-2 Finish
Theo Bos of Netherlands crossed the finishing line first followed by his teammate, Graeme Brown of Australia.
Both clocked three hours, 11 minutes and 11 seconds respectively.
Team Katusha rider Marco Haller of Austria came in third, clocking the same time with the leader.
"There was a good breakaway made by few strong riders today. I asked the team to take the front early, so that if other teams try to take over, we can still overtake them.
"The finishing was not super technical as there were too many corners. We took the front early and just relaxed a bit and secured the best result today," he told reporters here today.
The 132.5km race from Sungai Petani to Taiping saw a dramatic ending when all the riders, especially the sprinter who started attacking on each other in the last kilometer was involved in a crash.
About one kilometre towards the finishing line, around the route in the Taiping Lake Garden which has many of the hump, several riders were involved in two accident which also involved Malaysia's sprinter, Mohd Harrif Salleh from Terengganu Cycling Team (TSG).
Some of them were taken to the nearby hospital for further treatment.
Due to the accident, all 123 riders were given the same timing and managed to continue their race tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Colombia's Duber Quintero of Team Colombia retained the yellow jersey as the current general classification leader after accumulating 5'32:32s.
The blue jersey (sprints competition) also remained intact with him after collecting 30 points while Ireland's Matt Brammeier of Synergy Baku Cycling Project maintained the red jersy (mountains competition) with 20 points.
Quintero's team remained as leader board in the team general classification with a total time of 16'41:09s while Terengganu Cycling Team led the Asian team classification with 16' 42:27s.
In the Asian rider category (White Jersey), OCBC Singapore riders Goh Choon Huat retained the jersy after accumulating 5'33:05s.
Anuar Manan of TSG was once again the best Malaysian rider when he crossed the finishing line in 12th placing.
The LTdL race will continue with Stage three tomorrow from Kampar to Kuala Lumpur, a distance of 166.5km.
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