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14th Le Tour de Langkawi - 2.HC, Malaysia, February 9-15, 2009

Stage 6 - February 14: Batang Kali - Shah Alam, 147.6 km

Malaysian National Team and MNCF Cycling Team are made up of riders
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Jai Crawford (left) pins his number onto his Genting King of the Mountains jersey
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José Serpa (Diquigiovanni-Androni) from Colombia would take a 27-second lead
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Ruben Bongiorno (CSF-Group Navigare) at the sign-on in Batang Kali
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Richie Porte (Australian National Team) could finish in the top ten
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Oscar Pujol Munoz (55) and J A Marchante Gomez (53) of Cervélo Test Team
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Tour leader José Serpa (Diquigiovanni-Androni) with some local dancers
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Shimano neutral service cars await the start to stage six
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Christian Meier (Garmin-Slipstream) from Canada drives the peloton
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The tour leader José Serpa gets some assistance from Diquigiovanni-Androni teammate
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Miyataka Shimizu (EQA-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design) leads Mehdi Sohrabi (Iran) and
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Tour leader José Serpa (Diquigiovanni-Androni) corners back in the peloton
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Having a cow of a time: The peloton narrowly missed being cleaned up by a herd of
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Thirty seconds earlier and all hell would have broken loose as a herd of cows
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José Serpa (yellow) was never too far away from his nearest rival
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Jai Crawford (Australian National Team) wore the Genting King of the Mountains jersey on the stage
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The peloton stretched out on the wide open road
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ISD drive the peloton as Australia's Gene Bates
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Shinichi Fukushima (EQA-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design) got himself into another break
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The Italy-based ISD squadra were driving the peloton
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A young Malaysian boy watches the peloton speed under an overpass
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Fukushima, Hilton Clarke (Fuji-Servetto), Fortunato Baliani (CSF-Group Navigare), and Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Slipstream)
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ISD power the peloton towards the leaders nearing thirty kilometres to the finish.
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Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Slipstream) from Australia is a talented track star back home and
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Chris Sutton (left) of Garmin-Slipstream raises his front wheel on the line in a tight finish
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Now that's close (l-r): Chris Sutton (Garmin-Slipstream), Aurélien Clerc (Ag2R La Mondiale) and Mattai Gavazzi (Diquigiovanni-Androni)
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That's number four boys: Diquigiovanni-Androni's Mattai Gavazzi (right) pumps the air
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Riders cool themselves off after another hot day in the saddle
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I'm glad that's over: AG2R La Mondiale's Guillaume Bonnafond feels the strain of racing
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The peloton was smokin' so much on stage six that the local fire brigade
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Stage winner Mattai Gavazzi (Diquigiovanni-Androni) from Italy
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Tonton Susanto (LeTua Cycling Team) remains in the blue jersey
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Colombian José Serpa (Diquigiovanni-Androni) will take out the Genting King of the Mountains
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Try this on for size José: José Serpa (Diquigiovanni-Androni) accepts his yellow jersey
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Gavazzi in green; Serpa in yellow; Susanto in blue.
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The Malaysian fans were happy
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The snake-like road
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Cows had little respect for the race
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The yellow, green sprinter's and red polka dot jersey
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Team ISD leads the bunch
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In the last 10km to the finish
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The photo finish with winner Gavazzi
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The jerseys after stage six
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The peloton single-filed
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A few more stage victories
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Colombian José Serpa in the leader's jersey
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Serpa gets lots of help
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Gavazzi wins another medal
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The top three were so tight
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The four-man break that dominated the day
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The peloton had no eyes
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Green and yellow in one team
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