2003 Tour de Langkawi

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2003 Tour de Langkawi
Race details
Dates 31 January–9 February 2003
Stages 10
Distance 1,343.5 km (834.8 mi)
Winning time 31h 54' 09"
Results
Winner  Tom Danielson (USA) (Saturn)
  Second  Hernán Darío Muñoz (COL) (Colombia–Selle Italia)
  Third  Fredy González (COL) (Colombia–Selle Italia)

Points  Graeme Brown (AUS) (Ceramiche Panaria–Fiordo)
Mountains  Roland Green (CAN) (Canada)
  Team Colombia–Selle Italia
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The 2003 Tour de Langkawi was the 8th edition of the Tour de Langkawi, a cycling stage race that took place in Malaysia. It began on 31 January in Langkawi and ended on 9 February in Kuala Lumpur. In fact, this race was rated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) as a 2.2 category race.[1][2][3]

Tom Danielson of USA won the race, followed by Hernán Darío Muñoz of Colombia second and Fredy González of Colombia third. Graeme Brown of Australia won the points classification category and Roland Green of South Africa won the mountains classification category. Colombia–Selle Italia won the team classification category.[1][2][3]

Stages[edit]

The cyclists competed in 10 stages, covering a distance of 1,343.5 kilometres.[1][2][3] Due to the extreme weather conditions(heavy downpour) experienced during the Stage 10 of the 2003 Tour de Langkawi, the stage was neutralised according to the decision of the College of Commissaires and the Race Organizer. All competitors at the stage had been awarded the winner's time. However, the classification and the top three finalist of the stage had been awarded.[4]

Stage Date Course Distance Stage result
Winner Second Third
1 31 January Langkawi Individual time trial 9.5 km (5.9 mi)  Nathan O'Neill (AUS)  Roland Green (CAN)  Tom Danielson (USA)
2 1 February Kangar to Butterworth 148.3 km (92.1 mi)  Luciano Pagliarini (BRA)  Graeme Brown (AUS)  Mikhaylo Khalilov (UKR)
3 2 February Kulim to Ipoh 169.6 km (105.4 mi)  Luciano Pagliarini (BRA)  Moreno Di Biase (ITA)  Graeme Brown (AUS)
4 3 February Gerik to Tanah Merah 172.9 km (107.4 mi)  Luciano Pagliarini (BRA)  Graeme Brown (AUS)  Stuart O'Grady (AUS)
5 4 February Kota Bharu to Kuala Terengganu 179.1 km (111.3 mi)  Graeme Brown (AUS)  Guillermo Bongiorno (ARG)  Simone Cadamuro (ITA)
6 5 February Marang to Chukai 136.3 km (84.7 mi)  Stuart O'Grady (AUS)  Graeme Brown (AUS)  Simone Cadamuro (ITA)
7 6 February Kuantan to Bentong 196 km (121.8 mi)  Graeme Brown (AUS)  Stuart O'Grady (AUS)  Allan Bo Andresen (DEN)
8 7 February Menara Telekom to Seremban 112.5 km (69.9 mi)  Stuart O'Grady (AUS)  Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero (ESP)  Mikhaylo Khalilov (UKR)
9 8 February Seremban to Genting Highlands 143.7 km (89.3 mi)  Hernán Darío Muñoz (COL)  Tom Danielson (USA)  Roland Green (CAN)
10 9 February Kuala Lumpur Criterium 75.6 km (47.0 mi)  Guillermo Bongiorno (ARG)  Graeme Brown (AUS)  Stuart O'Grady (AUS)

Classification leadership[edit]

Stage Stage winner General classification
Yellow jersey
Points classification
Green jersey
Mountains classification
Polka-dotted jersey
Asian rider classification Team classification Asian team classification
1 Nathan O'Neill Nathan O'Neill Nathan O'Neill Fortunato Baliani Hossein Askari Saturn Iran
2 Luciano Pagliarini
3 Luciano Pagliarini Luciano Pagliarini
4 Luciano Pagliarini Roland Green
5 Graeme Brown Graeme Brown
6 Stuart O'Grady
7 Graeme Brown Tom Danielson
8 Stuart O'Grady
9 Hernán Darío Muñoz Tomoya Kano Colombia–Selle Italia
10 Guillermo Bongiorno
Final Tom Danielson Graeme Brown Roland Green Tomoya Kano Colombia–Selle Italia Iran

Final standings[edit]

General classification[edit]

Rider Team Time
1  Tom Danielson (USA) Yellow jersey Saturn 31h 54' 09"
2  Hernán Darío Muñoz (COL) Colombia–Selle Italia + 09"
3  Fredy González (COL) Colombia–Selle Italia + 01' 44"
4  Roland Green (CAN) Canada + 02' 03"
5  Josep Jufré (ESP) Colchon Relax–Fuenlabrada + 02' 35"
6  Fortunato Baliani (ITA) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave + 02' 59"
7  Miguel Ángel Martín Perdiguero (ESP) Domina Vacanze–Elitron + 03' 09"
8  David George (RSA) South Africa + 03' 35"
9  Ruber Marín (COL) Colombia–Selle Italia + 03' 41"
10  Paolo Lanfranchi (ITA) Ceramiche Panaria–Fiordo + 03' 48"

Asian rider classification[edit]

Rider Team Time
1  Tomoya Kano (JPN) Japan 31h 59' 29"
2  Tonton Susanto (INA) Telekom Malaysia + 20"
3  Ahad Kazemi (IRI) Iran + 03' 10"
4  Ghader Mizbani (IRI) Telekom Malaysia + 03' 35"
5  Victor Espiritu (PHI) Philippines + 06' 55"
6  Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Iran + 07' 22"
7  Hossein Askari (IRI) Iran + 08' 08"
8  Hidenori Nodera (JPN) Japan + 08' 11"
9  Suhardi Hassan (MAS) Malaysia + 08' 40"
10  Alireza Haghi (IRI) Iran + 09' 50"

Team classification[edit]

Team Time
1 Colombia–Selle Italia 95h 47' 07"
2 Saturn + 09' 32"
3 Lampre + 10' 09"
4 Colchon Relax–Fuenlabrada + 12' 33"
5 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave + 14' 24"
6 Domina Vacanze–Elitron + 15' 08"
7 De Nardi-Colpack + 16' 54"
8 Team Fakta + 17' 08"
9 Ceramiche Panaria–Fiordo + 17' 15"
10 Canada + 18' 01"

Asian team classification[edit]

Team Time
1 Iran 96h 11' 02"
2 Japan + 31"
3 Telekom Malaysia + 03' 50"
4 Malaysia + 22' 07"
5 Philippines + 24' 14"

List of teams and riders[edit]

A total of 20 teams were invited to participate in the 2003 Tour de Langkawi. Out of the 138 riders, a total of 122 riders made it to the finish in Kuala Lumpur.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2003 Tour de Langkawi at cyclingnews.com". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2003 Tour de Langkawi — Stages". cyclingarchives.com. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "2003 Tour de Langkawi Results". ltdl.com.my. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Tan, Anthony. "Bongiorno triumphs in KL; Danielson safely home". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 6 March 2013.