Tour de Langkawi: Pelucchi wins stage 5 in Taiping

Matteo Pelucchi (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) wins stage 5 of the Tour de Langkawi

Consigned to sprinting for the minor places behind the breakaway, Matteo Pelucchi turned the tables of fortune to win stage 5 of the Tour de Langkawi . The 30-year-old winning his first race for Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec ahead of 19-year-old Blake Quick (St George) and Travis McCabe (Floyd’s). Only once the peloton caught the final three riders from the breakaway at three kilometres to race did Pelucchi believe he would be sprinting for the victory. "I like this type of sprint, which is not very technical. It was a straightforward bunch sprint,” said Pelucchi of the long straight finish line. “It was a big goal for the team to win a stage and they trusted me to do the job. Now we will hunt for another stage win after this." Having witnessed the solo breakaway win from Marcus Culey on stage 1, the trio of Cristian Raileanu (Sapura), Shotaro Iribe (Japan) ...

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