Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have got the Tour de Langkawi off to an incredible start with our young South African sprinter, Ryan Gibbons currently in the race leaders yellow jersey after 3 stages. Gibbons picked up a 2nd and 3rd place in the opening 2 stages after some fine support from our African Team..
Marcel Kittel (Quickstep-Floors) won the 2nd stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour, taking the win right on the line from Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) with our race leader, Mark Cavendish completing the stage podium in 3rd place. Cavendish also retained the overall race lead heading into tomorrow’s climbing stage. The 2nd stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour took riders on a 153km trip around Abu Dhabi with another sprint showdown taking place at the Al Marina. After winning yesterday’s stage it was up to Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka to control the early 6-rider breakaway and it was Igor Anton and Johann van Zyl who took.
The 3rd stage of the Tour de Langkawi was a short 118km sprint from Serdand to Pantai Remis and Jakub Mareczko (Willier) was the day’s winner, sprinting to victory ahead of Scott Sunderland (United Healthcare) and Zamri Saleh (Terengganu). Ryan Gibbons from Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka held on to overall race lead after rolling across the line in 15th place. It was a late afternoon stage in Langkawi as riders set off just past 15:00 local time. While it was a rather short stage at just 118km in length and relatively flat too, the 38 degree heat still made for a challenging day of.
What a job the team did on stage 1 of the Abu Dhabi Tour, coming together to deliver Mark Cavendish to a magnificent victory. The build up and climax caught beautifully by Scott Mitchell..