Tuesday February 26, 2013
Hard part over, Adiq now wants a stage win
GENTING HIGHLANDS: With the difficult part of the race out of the way, Champion System rider Adiq Husainie Othman will be given a free rein to pull a stage win in Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL).
Adiq, who spent most of his time helping team-mates get into good positions in the previous five stages, will look to feature in any of the breakaways for a chance to grab a stage win.
In the grueling Shah Alam-Genting Highlands stage, with a Hors category climb yesterday, Adiq was the best Malaysian finisher in 32nd spot – 8:21 behind stage winner Julian Arredondo of Team Nippo.
Adiq is capable of attacking from a small group like he did last year in the 187.2km stage from Ayer Keroh to Pandan Indah, where he finished fourth.
“There is a chance for the breakaway to win the stage and it will most likely come tomorrow (today),” said the 21-year-old Adiq.
“The stage is long enough for a break to be succesful and it’ll be difficult for the peloton to control the break.