Feb 4, 2011

LTdL 2011 - Stage 10 Photos & Quotes

“Yes I’m very happy to win my first stage race as a professional; this is the right way to begin a career, it’s very good to do it being young and neo-professional. I’m also very happy to have won the stage in Genting because I knew it was hard and I knew my compatriot Jose Rujano won it last year so I wanted to win it as well.”

“This is also the win for the team for the whole week after stage 3 my team has worked well for this overall win; I’m delighted to win in Kuala Lumpur.”

“I have a lot of respect for Libardo because he has raced a lot in the past until reaching 42 years old, I’m very happy to have beaten him. I wanted to win deeply because I prepared for this race since December and when I have 2 seconds deficit to Libardo, I had to do the sprint and thanks to the sprints I managed to beat him.”

Jonathan Monsalve, Androni
(Overall winner, Yellow jersey & Winner of Mountains Competition, Red jersey)


“I’m very happy for my Director Sportif Stefano Giuliani because he set a bet after stage 2 that if I win 5 stages, he would stop smoking so I’ve waited til 10th stage to make that happen so I’m very happy about that too but of course I’m very happy to have won 5 stages in my first stage race and also the points classification.”

“Anuar (Manan) was very determined to win the points classification in this race, unfortunately for him he lost everything on stage 7 where he didn’t managed to sprint , he lost about 15 points as as for myself in the other hand, I was steady and because I scored points all the time I could take the jersey home.”

“I grew up watching the sprints of Mario Cipollini but I also quickly became a fan of McEwen and Mark Cavendish for the way they sprint and very soon 5 days from now I will be at the Tour of Qatar sprinting against some of them and I’m looking forward to sprint against them after what I did here.”

Andrea Guardini, Farnese Vini – Neri Sottoli
(Winner of Points Competition, Blue jersey)


“The most important is to win team General Classification, we had a bad ride in Cameron Highlands, our rider punctured in the last 10 kilometre and crashed in the downhill and he lost 2 – 3 minutes. I am so happy with this result.”

“We have maybe 10 – 15 good riders in this whole 2 continental team that’s why we can win most of the Asian races, that’s why we are leading in the Asian ranking in the last few years.”

Rahim Emami, Azad University Cycling Team
(Best Asian Rider)

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