Andrea Guardini (Astana Pro Team) won the sprint in Dungun on stage 7, crossing the line ahead of Francesco Chicchi (Vini Fantini – Selle Italia), and Aidis Kruopis (Orica GreenEdge).
Travis Meyer (Orica GreenEdge) and Cyrille Gautier (Europcar) formed the day’s break. They opened up a 4 minute lead after 30km of racing – their gap was cut in half after 80km of racing. Shortly thereafter, the peloton caught the leading duo, opening up the opportunity for a mass sprint.
Julian D Arredondo Moreno (Team Nippo – De Rosa) continues to lead in the GC 1:15 ahead of Pieter Weening (Orica Greenedge), and 2:10 ahead of Sergio Pardilla (MTN Qhubeka).
Side note: new 2nd place winner photo, check out the frustration in Chicchi’s eyes.
Photos from SteepHill.