Enrico Barbin nabs stage 6 win in Tour de Langkawi

Enrico Barbin

Enrico Barbin (Bardiani CSF) sprinted to victory in the sixth stage of the Tour de Langkawi. 

Enrico Barbin opened his professional account at the 2017 Le Tour de Langkawi as he claimed his first victory at the age of 26 in Muar. He outsprinted Australia’s Anthony Giacoppo of IsoWhey Sports Swisswellness and his compatriot Filippo Pozzato from Wilier Triestina to deliver Bardiani CSF’s first win of the year and their first stage victory at LTdL since Marco Canola won solo in Kuantan in 2012.

“It’s an honour for me to become part of this history”, Barbin declared. “I was feeling well and my whole team too [his team-mate Lorenzo Rota was up the road for most of the stage along with Colombia’s Wilmar Paredes and Hong Kong’s Ronald Yeung who was awarded the daily prize of most combative rider]. I’m not fast enough to beat the fastest sprinters here but I took advantage of them. Through the radio, we had perfect explanation of the finale and where the wind was blowing from so it was a question of getting the best position over the bridge and anticipate the sprint with 300 metres to go.”

Tour de Langkawi 2017 – stage 6 results (Senawang – Muar):

1 Enrico Barbin (Bardiani CSF) 4:09:16
2 Anthony Giacoppo (Isowhey Sports Swisswellness)


3 Filippo Pozzato (Wilier Triestina)


4 Andrea Palini (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)


5 Marco Maronese (Bardiani CSF)


6 Marco Benfatto (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)


7 Riccardo Stacchiotti (Nippo – Vini Fantini)


8 Paolo Simion (Bardiani CSF)


9 Daniel Jaramillo (UnitedHealthCare)


10 Mohd Zamri Saleh (Terengganu)



General classification after stage 6:

1 Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data)


2 Cameron Bayly (Isowhey Sports Swisswellness)


3 Alberto Cecchin (Wilier Triestina)


4 Mekseb Debesay (Dimension Data)


5 Chris Harper (Isowhey Sports Swisswellness)


6 Daniel Jaramillo (UnitedHealthCare)


7 Egan Bernal (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)


8 Timothy Roe (Isowhey Sports Swisswellness)


9 Ben O’Connor (Dimension Data)


10 Fernando Orjuela (Manzana Postobon)



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