Colombian Jose Serpa (Androni Giocattoli) won his second Tour de Langkawi, having established a decisive lead on the queen stage summit finish in the Genting Highlands. But the real star of the race was Farnese Vini’s Andrea Guardini, who followed up his five-win appearance in 2011 with a further six in the 2012 edition as he monopolised the bunch sprints.
David Zabriskie (Garmin-Barracuda) had won the opening time trial before Guardini bossed the bunch sprints on the next three days. Serpa then won a hilly fifth stage before a fine team effort set him up for victory at the Genting summit, which moved him into the overall lead, 30 seconds ahead of teammate Jose Rujano. (You can click here for summaries of stages 1-5 and the queen stage 6.)