Daniel Klemme of Synergy Baku Cycling Project has finished 7th in the 8th stage of Le Tour de Langkawi 2014 in Malaysia.
Theo Bos, 31, of the Belkin Pro Cycling Team beat Astana Pro Team's Andrea Guardini to the finish line with Androni-Venezuela's Kenny van Hummel taking third place after the main sprinters managed to avoid a big crash involving numerous riders 1.5km from the finish line.
The big crash also involved yellow jersey holder Mirsamad Pourseyedigolakhour of Tabriz Petrochemical, but the Iranian's overall lead remained unaffected as the crash happened inside the final 3km and thus those involved were accorded the same time as the peloton.
Pourseyedigolakhour has two more days to go to emerge the first ever Asian winner of the LTdL overall title.
One jersey winner could be confirmed in tomorrow's 111.1km Stage 9 from Bandar Permaisuri to Kuala Terengganu which offers the final two categorised climbs of this year's race.
Synergy-Baku's Irish champion Matt Brammeier is the only jersey holder that remains from Stage 1 and will seal the victory in the mountains classification should he remain in the lead after tomorrow's stage.
Brammeier has 34 points, leading United Healthcare's ISaac Bolivar by just three points and Pourseyedigolakhour is nine points adrift as the mountains classification battle closes tomorrow.
Lithuania's Aidis Kroupis of the Orica-GreenEDGE team remained in the points classification lead, just two points ahead of Michael Kolar of Tinkoff-Saxo and nine ahead of Bos.