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"At last we can keep the yellow jersey. It has been a tough week of racing and I want to thank the team for helping me achieve this."

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14.12.2015 @ 08:04 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

As many had expected, Francisco Mancebo held steady to bag the overall win at the Jelajah Malaysia today while local hero Anuar Manan gave fans much to cheer as he romped to another stage win on home soil.

 

TSG's Anuar finished the final stage, which covered 47KM from Shah Alam to Dataran Merdeka, in 59 minutes and 37 seconds, outsprinting Italian Andrea Palini (Skydive Dubai) to victory as Seo Joon Yong (KSPO) came in third.

 

Mancebo (Skydive Dubai) finished 38th, but in the same group as Anuar it was enough to secure him the yellow jersey as he topped the general classification with a total time of 9:48:30s.

 

Palini and Cheung King Lok (Hong Kong National Team) finished second and third overall.

 

Mancebo said he was happy to get the job done and is looking forward to defending his title next year.

 

"At last we can keep the yellow jersey. It has been a tough week of racing and I want to thank the team for helping me achieve this," said Mancebo, who also won the Tour of Egypt this year.

 

"We stuck to our plan and although we could not get Palini the stage win, it was a good day.

 

"Although we had some problems this year, it was a good event and I am hopeful that we can come back and race here again next season."

 

Anuar, who won the third stage on Friday, said: " We knew this stage would be suitable for sprinters and I expected myself Harrif Saleh and Palini to fight for the win."

 

"At the end it was very close with Palini and I feel a bit lucky to have won. Overall, I am very happy with my performance and as well as how the team did this year."

 

Palini bagged the overall points classification title (blue jersey) while Nur Amirul Fakhruddin Mazuki (TSG) had in stage four taken the red jersey. 

 

Skydive Dubai took both the general and Asian team classification titles while Kim Okcheol (Korea National Team) won the best young rider category (white jersey) overall title.

 

Jelajah Malaysia covered a total distance of 435 KM over five stages this year.

 

The Jelajah Malaysia 2015 is held from 9th to 13th December and is a UCI sanctioned 2.2 class race, organised by the Malaysian National Cycling Federation and managed by Peloton Resources.

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