|Picture by Hamzah Osman|
Besides being the stage winner, he also clinched the Yellow Jersey as current overall leader and the Green Jersey when he collected 15 points to take the lead.
For the Asian category, Park Sungbaek of the South Korean national team finished best when he clocked 2'03:22s that also saw him placed second overall.
In today's first stage which includes mountain climbs at Pantai Kok, Kuala Muda and Bukit Malut, Koen De Kort of Skil Shimano Cycling Team clinched the Red Jersey with six points.
Following closely was Iran's Mehdi Sohrabi of Tabriz Petrochemical Team and Belarus' Andrei Krasilnikau of Chipotie Development Team, accumulating an identical four points.
Meanwhile, Malaysia's continental team Terengganu Pro Asia Cycling (TSG) are leading the field of 23 teams in the team general classification, followed by Korea National Team and Skil Shimano Cycling Team, accumulating a total time of 6'10:24s.
TSG finished best among the Asian teams. Refer Official Website here... 1st Picture by Hamzah Osman
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