Morning Headlines: Minali wins Langkawi stage 4 | Boom misses Flemish classics

Minali wins Tour de Langkawi stage 4

Riccardo Minali takes at the bunch sprint the second win in four days of racing at 2018 Tour de Langkawi. Astana sprinter won over stage 1 winner Andrea Guardini (Bardiani-CSF) and Malaysian Mohd Harrif Saleh (Terengganu Cycling Team). The peloton approached the sprint by chasing Callum Scotson (Bike Exchange – Scott) with only 600 meters to go. Should be pointed out Mekseb Debesay’s crash with over 4,5 km remaining: Dimension Data rider has been taken to hospital. Adam de Vos (Rally Cycling) holds on his shoulders for the second day in a row the overall jersey.

Lars Boom misses the Classics

Lars Boom will not take part to the springtime classics. Lotto Nl – Jumbo rouleur underwent to a surgery two months ago because of a cardiac arrythmia and his team, through a press release, revealed the Dutchman still doesn’t feel at his best. “It hurts, but I think it’s the right decision. Participating is useless for me when I’m not able to compete for the victory or a top ten position” said Boom in a video on the Lotto Nl – Jumbo Youtube channel.

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