Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sohrabi wins Jelajah Tour of Malaysia

Back to back tour wins for Mehdi Sohrabi, TPT and Ridley Noah.

Mehdi Sohrabi of TPT went on to win the final stage of Jelajah tour of Malaysia and the yellow jersey with a virtuoso performance. He was trailling the overnight leader, ex Footon-Servetto rider Vidal Celis Zabala of spain by 3 seconds, however by winning both sprint 2 and sprint 3 he picked up 6 bonus seconds placing him as virtual race leader by km 156. He then went on to drop all but the seasoned 9 time Irish road race and ITT champion David McCann who managed to hang on to Sohrabi till the closing kilometer. Mehdi's teammate, Markus Eibegger also put in a strong performance on his Damocles and went on to finish 8th in the overall tour classification helping TPT finish as overall leaders in the team competition.

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