Guardini claims second consecutive stage victory
Andrea Guardini won stage three at the Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia, 24 hours after finishing on top in stage two.
The Farnese Vini-Selle Italia rider finished ahead of Dutchman Raymond Kreder of Garmin Barracuda and native Malaysian Anuar Manan of Champion System to make it two in a row after claiming his first win of the season the previous day.
Guardini's overall time was four hours, 30 minutes and 11 seconds.
Two Italians made the top five with Sonny Colbrelli of Colnago CSF Inox coming in fourth behind Guardini, while Kazakhstani Valentin Iglinskiy of Astana Pro Team came in fifth.
Jake Keough of the United States, riding with United Healthcare, continued his good form with a sixth-placed finish after coming close to beating Guardini at the bunch sprint of stage two.
1 Andrea Guardini (ITA) Farnese Vini 4:30:11
2 Raymond Kreder (NED) Garmin +0
3 Anuar Manan (MAS) Champion System +0
4 Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Colnago - CSF +0
5 Valentin Iglinskiy (KAZ) Astana +0
6 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare +0
7 Hossein Nateghi (IRI) Tabriz +0
8 Roman Van Uden (NZL) New Zealand +0
9 Rahim Maleki (IRI) Tabriz +0
10 James Williamson (NZL) New Zealand +0
11 Joon-Yong Seo (KOR) Seoul +0
12 Janni Tewelde (ERI) Team MTN +0
13 Alireza Haghi (IRI) Azad University +0
14 Freddy González (COL) Azad University +0
15 Zamri Saleh (MAS) Terengganu +0
16 Suhardi Hassan (MAS) Malaysia +0
17 Tesfay Habtemariam (ERI) Team MTN +0
18 Chan-Jae Jang (KOR) Terengganu +0
19 Kazuhiro Mori (JPN) Aisan +0
20 Adiq Othman (MAS) Champion System +0