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Tour of Malaysia - St. George MERIDA NRS Cycling Team


Tour of Malaysia - St. George MERIDA NRS Cycling Team

Tour of Malaysia

Good luck to St. George NRS Cycling Team for their first UCI Stage Race - Jelajah Malaysia (Tour of Malaysia) - the penultimate event of the 2014 UCI Asia Tour!

Declan Baker, Jay Dutton, Harrison Wiles, Pat Sharpe, Dan Bonello and Angus Morton are in the line up over the five days, with the race set to cover almost 800km.

Today's Stage 1 starts at 2pm AEST, covering a distance of 150.3km from Seremban 2 to Port Dickson.

Live updates can be found on Twitter, by following @jelajahmaysia!

Goodluck guys!


Stage 1 – Tour of Malaysia

An awesome day for St. George Merida at Stage 1 of Jelajah Malaysia. Gus Morton found his way into the EB that stuck all the way to the finish of the 150km stage to Port Dickson.

He now sits in third on the general classification and the rest of the guys have the confidence to help him protect that spot and maybe improve on it.

The yellow jersey is in the hands of the Skydive Dubai team who were absolutely stomping today and took 1st, 2nd and 5th on the stage.

The team also now sits 4th on the Teams General Classification, and is in a good position to move up on this throughout the rest of the week.

A massive thanks also goes out to those who helped us get to this tour on such short notice, including Graham Seers and Azran and his team at Air Asia!

Stage 2 – Tour of Malaysia

Another stellar day for the St George Merida team today at Jelajah Malaysia!

Stage 2 covered 150km and just the one very steep category 3 climb at the 70km mark. Gus and Bonello managed to wither the group down to just eleven riders over the top which also contained Declan and Pat who promptly threw up on himself as we crested the climb.

The yellow jersey had been unloaded and had to work seriously hard with the other jersey wearers over the next fifteen kilometres to bring things back together. Jay and Harry had a free ride back to the front group with that group of 6, bringing the numbers back up to 6 of us out of the front 17 - an very impressive feat to have the whole team represented in a highly select group!

Unfortunately the proceeding terrain just wasn't selective enough to work in our favour and soon it was status quo in then bunch and things were set for a sprint finish.

After and impressive show of aggression inside the final 3km from Harry lead out duties were left to Bonello who delivered our quasi sprinter, Pat Sharpe to an impressive fifth place!

Gus finished strongly again in the main bunch and consolidated his 3rd place on GC, while the team also remains 4th in the teams classification.