OCBC Singapore Pro Cycling's Goh fifth in Stage 2 at Banyuwangi Tour de Ijen

OCBC Singapore Pro Cycling Team rider Goh Choon Huat competes in Stage 1 of Banyuwangi Tour de Ijen on Saturday in Banyuwangi, Indonesia. Goh continued his fine form at the Banyuwangi Tour de Ijen in Indonesia on Sunday, Nov 3, 2013, with a fifth-pla
OCBC Singapore Pro Cycling Team rider Goh Choon Huat competes in Stage 1 of Banyuwangi Tour de Ijen on Saturday in Banyuwangi, Indonesia. Goh continued his fine form at the Banyuwangi Tour de Ijen in Indonesia on Sunday, Nov 3, 2013, with a fifth-place finish in Stage 2. -- PHOTO: OCBC SINGAPORE PRO CYCLING TEAM

OCBC Singapore Pro Cycling Team's Goh Choon Huat continued his fine form at the Banyuwangi Tour de Ijen in Indonesia on Sunday with a fifth-place finish in Stage 2.

It was the second day in a row that the 22-year-old had recorded the highest-ever finish by a Singaporean rider in an International Cycling Union Asia Tour event. On Saturday, he finished sixth in the first stage.

At the halfway mark of the four-stage Tour, he is third in the General Classification standings, with team-mate Jason Christie holding a 1min 29sec lead over Aisan Racing Team's Nozomu Kimori.

New Zealander Christie won Stage 1 on Saturday and finished 11th on Sunday.

"The boys rode a magnificent race yet again," said OCBC team principal Daniel Loy. "Things are coming together nicely for Choon Huat and I can tell his confidence is skyrocketing.

"It won't be easy for him to make the podium in the final two stages and it will be equally challenging for Jason to keep the yellow jersey but I promise we will give it everything we've got."