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13th Tour de Langkawi - 2.HC, Malaysia, February 7-17, 2008

Stage 7 - February 15: Kuala Rompin - Kuantan, 126.6 km

The peloton pass through a Milo intermediate sprint point
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Wes Sulzberger (SouthAustralia.com/AIS) speeds along the roads
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Well allright, I guess another one won't hurt:
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Hey! I want that bidon:
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In Malaysia, baik (pronounced bike) means good:
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Nikolay Trusov (Tinkoff Credit Systems) from Russia
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Benjamin King (SouthAustralia.com/AIS) from Australia
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Jean-Marc Marino (Credit Agricole) is just 13 seconds down on the Tour lead
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The charge is on as riders sprint to the line for second place
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Matthieu Sprick (Bouygues Telecom) relenquished his Tour lead
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Blaise Sonnery (Ag2R La Mondiale) from France is currently 94th overall
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Australian Zakari Dempster (SouthAustralia.com/AIS) is a danger to the Tour lead
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The attacking Koji Fukushima (Meitan Hompo-GDR) tries to steal the show again
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Matthieu Sprick (Bouygues Telecom)(left) had surrendered the yellow jersey
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Thirsty work for the South Africans:
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Mauro Abel Richeze (CSF Group Navigare) leans into
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...leaving Danilo Hondo (Serramenti PVC) with
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...as Loddo fell to the ground
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...but Richeze managed to
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...Loddo and Hondo landed
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...as other riders dive to
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...Hondo's glasses fly as Richeze
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...letting Alexandre Usov (AG2r - La Mondiale)
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Chaos on the finish-line in Kuantan after a nasty fall
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Germany's Danilo Hondo (Serramenti PVC) came down in a nasty crash
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Danilo Hondo (Serramenti PVC) from Germany laments what could have been
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A Serramenti PVC teammate cools down Danilo Hondo
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An un-impressed Serramenti PVC team-manager, Giovanni Savio (right),
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Italian sprinting ace, Alberto Loddo (Tinkoff Credit Systems), had many emotions going through him
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Ouch! Alberto Loddo (Tinkoff Credit Systems) took some bark off where it hurts
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There was nowhere to go:
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Mitchell Docker (Drapac Porsche) is interviewed after the finish to stage seven:
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After all the chaos there was a winner:
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And a new Tour leader: Mitchell Docker (Drapac Porsche) from Australia
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The stage seven podium (L-R): Auriel Clerc (Sprints), Alexandre Usov (Stage winner),
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Alexandre Usov (Ag2R La Mondiale) from Belarus
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It's been a big few weeks for Drapac Porsche of late on the racing scene and it just got bigger
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Alexandre Usov (AG2R La Mondiale) survives the crash-riddled sprint
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Danilo Hondo (Serramenti PVC) goes down first
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The scene at the finish was ugly!!.
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The carnage continues in the last 25 meters.
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Danilo Hondo (Serramenti PVC) walks to the medical tent
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Alexandre Usov (AG2R La Mondiale) enjoys his stage win
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Mitchell Docker (Drapac Porsche) captures the yellow jersey.
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The Podium (l to r) Aurélien Clerc (Bouygues Telecom), Alexandre Usov (AG2R La Mondiale), Mitchell Docker (Drapac Porsche), Sung Baek Park (Seoul Cycling) and Chris Meschenmoser (Team Ista)
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Alberto Loddo (Tinkoff Credit Systems) was in good spirits
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Ok, everyone.... Check your computer sensors.
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Matthieu Sprick (Bouygues Telecom) holds the yellow jersey
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With the race leader leading the way
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Some of Malaysia's newest cycling fans
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Tonton Susanto (Letua Cycling Team) wonders
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There was plenty of colorful scenery
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The pace was high as the race headed out
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Aurélien Clerc (Bouygues Telecom) edges Mitchell Docker (Drapac Porsche)
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Today's route followed the coastline
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Stef Clement (Bouygues Telecom) keeps the pace high
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Matthieu Sprick (Bouygues Telecom) enjoys his sixth day
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Matt Wilson (Team Type 1) continues his assault
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The peloton was passed by an ambulance
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The peloton stayed together a majority of the day
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The wind kept all 136 riders together
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Gu Hyeon Kim (Seoul Cycling) takes a flyer
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Peter McDonald (Drapac Porsche) with his team-mate
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Not happy with the pace
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Koji Fukushima (Meitan Hompo – GDR) made a huge solo effort
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Koji Fukushima (Meitan Hompo – GDR) attempts to cool off
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Alexandre Usov (AG2R La Mondiale) explains
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Mitchell Docker (Drapac Porsche) happy
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