Dimension Data come up short after attacks at Tour de Langkawi

Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Dimension Data) slipped down the GC today

When Mekseb Debesay crashed out of the Tour de Langkawi , Dimension Data were forced to reshuffle the deck and create a 'plan B'. The team came into the race as the winners of the overall since 2014 but were forced onto the back foot with the loss of last year's Cameron Highlands stage winner. A day after the crash, Debesay's Eritrean compatriot Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier stepped up to the plate with third on stage 5 to Cameron Highlands and announced himself as the team's GC leader - a podium place within reach of the African Continental champion. Stage 6 was a day for the sprinters, and so stage 7 - with six categorised climbs - was the best opportunity for Dimension Data to try and improve the 23-year-old's fourth place, one second off third place. With South African's Johann Van Zyl and Jaco Venter, Dimension Data helped light the fuse ...

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