From Zuriati Zulmi
REMBAU, March 3 (Bernama) -- The persistence and expertise of American sprinter Bradley White of team UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling paid off handsomely when he staged a breakaway to win Stage five of the 2014 Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) Monday.
The 32-year-old clocked three hours, three minutes and 28 seconds in achieving the first victory for the team, this year.
"Today was my third day in a breakaway and had the opportunity to win. I am very happy, I always race in criterium but I had an opportunity to come here and to a beautiful race win," he said at a press conference here.
Holland's Thomas Rabou of OCBC Singapore took second spot with 3'03:28s while South Africa's Louis Meintjes of MTN Qhubeka was third, four seconds behind Meintjes.
After Stage five today, Iran's Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour of Tabriz Petrochemical Team retained his yellow jersey as the leader in the general classification, accumulating 15'14:04s, eight seconds ahead of Eritrean's Merhawi Kudus of MTN Qhubeka.....