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Harrif creates history for Malaysia at PETRONAS LTdL

KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu Cycling Team's (TSG) Harrif Saleh picked up his second win in the PETRONAS Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) by nailing the seventh stage today.

Harrif completed the 130.4 kilometre race from Bagan to Alor Setar in a time of two hours, 53 minutes and 18 seconds.

The 31-year-old edged Italian Matteo Pelucchi (Bardiani CSF Faizane) and Australian Taj Jones (Ara Pro Racing) in the bunch sprint finish.

Pelucchi and Jones settled for second and third, respectively.

Harrif's win sees him entering the history books as the first Malaysian to win two stages in a single edition of LTdL.

The Kuala Terengganu-born had won the fifth stage from Kuala Kubu Bharu to Ipoh on Tuesday.

New Straits Times, 13 February 2020

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