News | Team • October 15, 2022
Breakaway stays clear as Gibbons 4th in Langkawi
South African makes days escape
Ryan Gibbons took 4th place on Stage 5 from an eleven man escape on the flat run-in from Kuala Kangsar to Kulim (172km) at the Tour of Langkawi today.
The days strong breakaway formed after the first hour of racing with all the major teams represented, including UAE Team Emirates through Gibbons.
They would hold a lead of approximately a minute for the final 30km with no organised chase from the peloton behind, with UAE with options through Molano in the case of a sprint.
The break would remain clear howver, with Dutchman Lionel Taminiaux (Deceuninck-Alpecin) taking the victory, breaking clear with Julius Van den Berg (EF Education) in the final 2km, with Gibbons in the group behind.
Stage 6 tomorrow will take the riders from George Town to Alor Setar (120.4km) in a likely sprint finish.
Stage 5 results
1.Lionel Taminiaux (Deceuninck-Alpecin) 3:41:42
2.Julius Van Den Berg (EF Education) s.t
3.Carter Bettles (ARA Pro Racing) s.t
4.Ryan Gibbons (UAE Team Emirates) +9’’
General Classification after stage 5
1.Ivan Sosa (Movistar) 18:16:21
2.Hugh Carthy (EF Education) +23’’
3.Einer Rubio (Movistar) +2’02’’