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TodayCycling: Mekseb Debesay (Team Dimension Data) winner of the queen stage

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Saturday, 25 February 2017

http://todaycycling.com/actualites-cyclisme/tour-de-langkawi/31012-mekseb-debesay-vainqueur-de-letape-reine 

Mekseb Debesay (Team Dimension Data) winner of the queen stage 

By David GUENEL - 25/02/2017 

After three stages played in the sprint, place was made to the climbers this Saturday. After 175 km punctuated by an arrival at the summit, it was the young Eritrean Mekseb Debesay who imposed himself. In the overall standings, team-mate Ryan Gibbons confirms his yellow tunic. 

Mekseb Debesay, first success since 2015 

The 4 th stage of the 22 th Tour de Langkawi started from the city of Seri Manjung, along the Straits of Malacca, to give runners a gradual rise in the heart of the Highlands, Cameron Highlands. Quickly, a breakaway of five men took 6 minutes in advance. However, it was written that Afiq Othman, Kota Sumiyoshi, Joon Yong Seo, Turakit Boonratanathanakorn and Eiman Firdaus Mohd Zamri would not go to the end. Despite a still comfortable lead to Tapah, at the foot of the day's great difficulty, the victory was played without them. The final climb, divided into two parts, dedicated the best climbers of the event. 

Thus, a handful of runners succeeded in distancing the rest of the troops. Among them were Ryan Gibbons, the leader of the overall standings. The two biggest were however Cameron Bayly and Mekseb Debesay. The two men took a few steps ahead of their fellow escapees and played victory in the sprint. The African cyclist of 2014 there won his first victory since winning at the 4 th stage (already) the Tour of Rwanda. Narrowly defeated, the Australian will wait on him even before conquering his 2 e success among professionals.

Ryan Gibbons, one step closer to victory 

Gibbons ( Team Dimension Data ) took his lead to 11 'on his first chase, who is now Australian Cameron Bayly, with the lack of logic of the sprinter Mccabe in the first places of the stage . As the winner of the day he enters the top 10 and ranked 6 th spot. 

Tomorrow, 151 kilometers to go to Kuala Kubu Bharu from Meru Raya. The neck of Trolak (1 e class) seems too far from the finish to play a role in the stage. Nevertheless, with the weakness of the gaps created today, the leader of the race is likely to suffer some attacks during the last four stages ... 

Ranking of the 4th stage of the Tour de Langkawi - Debesay winner 


Rank	Name	Nat.	Team	Age	Result	By	PcR 
1	Mekseb DEBESAY	ERI	TDD	26	4:37:49	20	20 

2	Cameron BAYLY	AUS	IWS	27	+0	10	10 

3	Ryan GIBBONS	RSA	TDD	24	+4	5	5 

4	Yevgeniy GIDICH	KAZ	VAM	21	+4 

5	Alberto CECCHIN 

General classification of the Langkawi Tour - Gibbons still ahead 

Rank	Name	Nat.	Team	Age	Result	By	PcR 

1	Ryan GIBBONS	South Af.	TDD	24	15:25:58	5	5 

2	Cameron BAYLY	United States	IWS	27	+11 

3	Alberto CECCHIN	Italy	WIL	28	+15 

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http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Tour-de-langkawi-l-etape-reine-pour-mekseb-debesay/781088 

Tour of Langkawi: the stage-queen for Mekseb Debesay 

Published on Saturday 25 February 2017 at 10:23 

Eritrean Mekseb Debesay (Dimension Data) won Saturday in the fourth stage of the Langkawi Tour. His team-mate Ryan Gibbons is the general. 

Young Eritreans continue to make a name for themselves at the beginning of the 2017 season. After Merhawi Kudus' place on the Tour of Oman , Dimension Data, Mekseb Debesay, 25, Beautiful victory over the stage-queen of the Langkawi Tour on Saturday. 

In the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, the Eritrean rider outperformed Cameron Bayly (IsoWhey) and Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data also). The South African remains at the top of the overall standings and takes an option on the final victory of the event which ends on 1 March. 

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https://www.facebook.com/letourdelangkawi/videos/10155805375838222/ 

#LTDL2017 Stage 4 Prize Presentation 

https://www.facebook.com/letourdelangkawi/videos/10155805306648222/ 

#LTDL2017 Stage 4 finish line at Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands. Top 3: 1. Debesay, 2. Bayly, 3. Gibbons 

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