Champion System
March, 03 2013   Bookmark and Share
Champion System Delivers Results At Langkawi
The Champion System Pro Cycling Team earned three top 10 finishes while Adiq Othman finished as the best Malaysian rider Saturday at the Tour de Langkawi.

The 10-day stage race showcased the team's diverse lineup of climbers and sprinters. New signees Chad Beyer and Fabian Schnaidt joined team veterans Chris Butler, Gregor Gazvoda, Craig Lewis and Othman at the UCI 2.HC calendar race.

Champion System General Manager Ed Beamon said Schnaidt proved his sprinting capabilities will serve as an asset this year by registering all three of the team's top 10 finishes: ninth on Stage 2, fifth on Stage 9 and seventh on Saturday.

"Schnaidt was up in it almost every day and was getting better as the race went on," Beamon said. "He was consistent and most importantly he fought for it every day."

The German said he finished the race with increased confidence in his new team.

"I was really hoping to win a stage, but I have good confidence coming off this race," Schnaidt said. "My Champion System team did great work for me and I know we are going to get better as we work together more."

In a race known for its intense climbing, Beyer's skills were on display on Stage 3 when he moved into fifth place overall following a stage that featured over 1,500 meters of climbing.

Riding in his home country, Othman became the best-placed Malaysian rider after Stage 3 and held onto the classification through the end of the race.

Chris Butler was Champion System's best-placed rider overall, finishing 22nd, 8:44 behind winner Julian Arredondo (Team Nippo-De Rosa).