EARLY WINNER: Veteran Japanese rider sets the stage for an enticing overall battle

(From left) Saufi Mat Senan, Shinichi Fukushima and Adiq Husainie Othman after Stage One of the Jelajah Malaysia yesterday.
RESULTS — Stage One (161.5km from Merdeka Stadium to Kampar): 1 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Terengganu Cycling Team 3:50.38s, 2 Michael Torckler (NZ) Pure Black Racing, 3 Hari Fitrianto (Ina) Polygon-Sweet Nice, 4 Volodymyr Zagorodniy (Ukr) Suren Uzbekistan Team, 5 Andrey Mizurov (Kaz) RTS Racing Team (all same time).

General classification (yellow jersey): 1 Shinichi Fukushima 3:50.28s, 2 Michael Torckler +04s, 3 Hari Fitrianto +06s;

Points classification (green jersey): 1 Adiq Husainie Othman (Mas) Malaysia Development Team 20pts, 2 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) 15, 3 Kazuhiro Mori (Jpn) Aisan Racing Team 15.

Mountains classification (red jersey): 1 Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) Terengganu Cycling Team 6pts, 2 Michael Torckler 4, 3 Tonton Susanto (Ina) Putra Perjuangan 2.

Asian riders classification (blue jersey): 1 Shinichi Fukushima 3:50.28s, 2 Hari Fitrianto +06s, 3 Andrey Mizurov +10s.

Malaysian riders’ classification (white jersey): 1 Adiq Husainie Othman 3:51.18s, 2 Zulhilmie Afif Ahmad Zamri (Mas) +06s, 3 Saufi Mat Senan (Mas) +08s.