Wong Kam-po is still awaiting the opportunity to make an impact against the world-class field in the Tour of Langkawi although he failed to make up for lost time in stage three yesterday. The 27-year-old Asian Games road race champion moved up 15 places to 58th overall after clinging on to the leading pack in a mass finish in the 177-kilometre road race from Kota Bharu to Kuala Terengganu. Although Wong clocked the same time - four hours 13 minutes and four seconds - as stage winner Italian Paolo Bettini of team Mapei, he was still 51 seconds adrift of overall leader Dutchman Jans Koerts of defending overall champions Mercury. Wong, who won the best Asian rider title last year, was 12 seconds behind Japanese Makoto Iijima, leader of the Asian rider category, but he maintains there is a chance for him to make amends in the remainder of the 12-stage Tour. 'I'm still waiting for the chance to break away,' said Wong, who raised eyebrows by winning a stage last year. 'The field here is really of world standard. Professional teams including Mercury and Mapei comprise riders specialised in various aspects like sprinting and mountain-climbing. They have so far kept other teams at bay and it's difficult to break their dominance.' 'I don't want to attack and waste my energy unless I'm 100 per cent certain of the chances. But I'll attack at some stage,' Wong said. Koerts retained the leader's yellow jersey as he registered 14 hours 46 minutes and 21 seconds while Wong made 14:47:12. The lucrative Tour, which has $2.8 million prize money up for grabs, attracted 18 professional teams and six national teams, five of them from Asia. Wong is riding for invitational team Telekom Malaysia which includes New Zealander Graeme Miller, placed ninth overall, in its ranks as well as two other Asian Games medallists - Iranian Amir Zargari and Filipino Victor Espiritu. Today's race will see the 170-strong field cover a course of 135.5km from Dungun to Kuantan.