Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data) won the 2017 Tour de Langkawi overall as Travis McCabe (UnitedHealthcare) took the victory in the final stage.
The final stage of the Tour de Langkawi came down to a small peloton of just 40 riders sprinting for the stage win. The stage win went to Travis McCabe (United Healthcare), Anthony Giacoppo (IsoWhey Sports) was 2nd and Riccardo Stacchiotti (Nippo-Vini Fantini) placed 3rd.
Race leader Ryan Gibbons placed 4th in the final stage sprint finish which was enough to ensure the 22-year-old South African won both the yellow leaders jersey and teal sprinters jersey overall.
“I am incredibly happy to have won the Tour de Langkawi overall”, said Gibbons. “Being as ambitious as I am, I’m slightly disappointed to not have won today’s final stage. I was on the wheels of the Wilier riders through the final corner and those were just the wrong guys to be following today. But yes, I am really happy to win the yellow jersey, obviously it is the first of my career and I owe it to the amazing support of the team. The guys were incredible all week, motivated by riding for our Qhubeka cause, they gave everything for me to win this jersey. It is a special victory for me and I have really learnt a lot this week. I will take the experience I have gained here to Europe now, where I hope to win more. This is only the start for me and I’m not putting a ceiling in, to what I can achieve as a rider.
Tour de Langkawi 2017 – stage 8 results (Setiawangsa – Putrajaya):
|1||Travis McCabe (UnitedHealthCare)|
|2||Anthony Giacoppo (Isowhey Sports Swisswellness)|
|3||Riccardo Stacchiotti (Nippo – Vini Fantini)|
|4||Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data)|
|5||Mohd Shahrul Mat Amin (Terengganu)|
|6||Andrea Palini (Androni Giocattoli – Androni)|
|7||Marco Maronese (Bardiani CSF)|
|8||Enrico Barbin (Bardiani CSF)|
|9||Filippo Pozzato (Wilier Triestina)|
|10||Mekseb Debesay (Dimension Data)|
Final general classification:
|1||Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data)|
|2||Cameron Bayly (Isowhey Sports Swisswellness)|
|3||Alberto Cecchin (Wilier Triestina)|
|4||Daniel Jaramillo (UnitedHealthCare)|
|5||Mekseb Debesay (Dimension Data)|
|6||Chris Harper (Isowhey Sports Swisswellness)|
|7||Egan Bernal (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)|
|8||Ben O’Connor (Dimension Data)|
|9||Timothy Roe (Isowhey Sports Swisswellness)|
|10||Fernando Orjuela (Manzana Postobon)|