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by Matt de Neef

March 1, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Jakub Mareczko wins a dramatic stage 6 at the Tour de Langkawi; Pro teams react angrily to moto incidents; Pierre Rolland – Tour de France is ‘primary objective’ in 2016 after fresh start; German rider Arnold Fiek survives 12-metre fall into lake during GP Lugano; Sepulveda out for three months after freak accident; Shimano announces 2017 road, mountain components; Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching; Track bike tyre blowout; Tim Johnson’s historic Mount Washington ascent.

Jakub Mareczko wins a dramatic stage 6 at the Tour de Langkawi

by Matt de Neef

Italian Jakub Mareczko (Southeast-Venezuela) took victory on Monday’s stage 6 of the Tour de Langkawi, beating Juraj Sagan (Tinkoff) and Dylan Page (Roth) in the bunch sprint. But the real drama was unfolding behind the stage winner as overall leader Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) fell foul of a mechanical that would see him slip down the general classification.

Dimension Data’s Reinardt Janse van Rensburg was the main beneficiary, moving from second on GC into the overall lead, after Lopez lost 35 seconds on the stage due to a broken wheel 6km from the finish. Lopez’s woes were compounded when he then rode off-course while trying to rejoin the race.

“I am really sorry for Lopez to lose the jersey in such a way,” said Janse van Rensburg. “It is not the nicest way to take the jersey. I was looking forward to a bit more of a battle for the jersey, but I guess it’s cycling.”

“I missed my chance to go for the victory today,” said Janse van Rensburg, who was caught up 500m from the finish when riders ran into him from behind. “Some guys went straight into me in the corner, they didn’t make the corner. I didn’t know if the guys didn’t see the corner or what, but they just kept on going straight instead of turning.”

Janse van Rensburg was given bunch time as his incident occurred inside the final 2km. With two stages remaining in the 2016 Tour de Langkawi, Janse van Rensburg leads the race by 11 seconds.

Stage 6: Putrajaya > Rembau - Stage Result

Monday 29th February 2016

1. it
MARECZKO Jakub
Southeast - Venezuela
03:34:01
2. sk
SAGAN Juraj
Tinkoff
-
3. ch
PAGE Dylan
Team Roth
-

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Today’s feature image comes from Cor Vos and was shot at the Tour de Langkawi.

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