uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"After yesterday's bad luck, I wanted very much to show myself today and to get a good result. It was a very hot day, but the stage was not so hard. The team was perfect; I had a huge support during the whole day, so I am glad to f...

Photo: Katusha / Tim de Waele






28.02.2014 @ 17:44 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Yesterday Marco Haller was left frustrated when a puncture derailed his plans to sprint in the Tour de Langkawi. Today the Katusha sprinter proved that he has the speed to fight with the best when he was the first rider behind the Belkin duo of Theo Bos and Graeme Brown in today's crash-marred sprint.


Marco Haller from the Russian WorldTour team Katusha took the 3rd podium place today in the second stage of Le Tour de Langkawi.


"I am very satisfied with today’s result," he said. "After yesterday's bad luck, I wanted very much to show myself today and to get a good result. It was a very hot day, but the stage was not so hard. The team was perfect; I had a huge support during the whole day, so I am glad to finish in the top 3. I hope I will manage to fight for the stage victory in the next few days."


The 132.5km second stage from Sungai Petani to Taiping was characterized by a breakaway of 6 riders, which was completely neutralized with only 5 km to go. Pavel Brutt made an attack with only a few km to go, but was caught by the peloton.


Finally, the stage finished with a bunch sprint, won by Theo Bos from Belkin, followed by his teammate Graeme Brown and Katusha’s Marco Haller. Another Katusha Team rider Pavel Kochetkov finished 10th.


The big crash happened inside the final kilometre and Katusha’s second sprinter Aleksandr Porsev was involved, albeit without any serious injures.


The third place in today’s stage was the first podium place for Marco Haller in this season.


"Today we had the same strategy as yesterday – we worked for Marco Haller and the final bunch sprint," manager Viacheslav Ekimov said. "Yesterday Marco had a bad luck with that puncture, while today everything was ok. Marco took part in the sprint and finished 3rd. That’s avery good result. The team will fight for some more results in the next days."


The overall leader of Le Tour de Langkawi is Duber Quintero from Colombia. Pavel Kochetkov is the best Katusha rider in 18th place, 1.37 behind the leader.


Tomorrow the 166.5km stage from Kampar to Kuala Lumpur could be another one for the sprinters.



The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13

Currently no news in this list

Takaaki HORI
30 years | today
26 years | today
29 years | today
33 years | today
Alessandro PESSOT
27 years | today