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Tour Of Phuket Stage 3: The Finale

 Stage 3 Course Details 

 

The final stage of Tour of Phuket revealed the best riders in the peloton. After a tiresome Stage Two, riders are put through another gruelling 102 km. Over the undulating terrain and the two King of Mountains checkpoint (KOMs) (at the 16.7 km and 62.3 km mark), there are plentiful opportunities for riders to breakaway. Sprinters had the chance to shine as King of Sprint (KOS) at the 43.5km Sprint checkpoint, after the first KOM.

 

Riders check into the Ban Tha Nun School Soccer Field in the early morning.

 

Riders ready themselves for the tough day ahead.
The peloton strings out as they get battered by the undulating terrains of Phuket.

 

The first KOM of Stage Three.
The pace, terrain and weather proved too challenging, leaving stragglers behind.

 

The peloton bunches up as they head towards the final leg.
The pace hastened as the riders roll closer towards the finish. Attacks are followed by attacks, as the ambitious riders attempted to breakaway.
The skilled motorcyclists provide neutral support to the riders.
Riders accelerate to over an impressive 60 km/h to break away from the main peloton.
A successful breakaway formed. A team of four works earnestly to chase down the breakaway.

 

The pursuit was successful, and the group of 8 maintained a high pace towards the finish.

 

The pressure is on as the breakaway group fought hard to remain ahead of the main peloton.
Riders are pushed to their limits as the finish line drew closer. The air was filled with anticipation and excitement.
A courageous attack by Paul Madden of UNFND CC with less than 5 km to go.
Paul was caught by Valentin Midey from Bike Center Phuket.
The bunch caught up with the duo as they rolled closer to the finish line.
1 kilometre to go.
With just 300m left, the stage title can only go to one of the riders from the breakaway.
The final finish line of Tour of Phuket 2019.
The Supermasters, Veterans and Women’s Open peloton makes their final turn before the last leg towards the finish line.
The peloton approached the finish line rather passively.

 

The riders can finally take a breather and recover.
Participants donated their old sports equipment to the local kids.
Team: BG Cycling

 

Stage Three Results

Elite Open

1: Valentin Midey, Bike Center Phuket
2: Paul Madden, UNFND CC
3: Pichet Peungraeng, Nich

Masters

1: Marc (Dexter) Tzivelekas, 4T2
2: David Lloyd, Velo Vietnam
3: Leonard Burke, Nich


Supermasters

1: Colin Pearson, matadorRACING
2: Marcus Hancock, Integrated Riding Racing Team
3: Stephen Ames, Specialized Roval Mavericks

Veterans

1: Kjell Olsen, Boras CA
2: Peter Williamson, ANZA Cycling
3: Steven Wong, ANZA Cycling


Women’s Open

1: Chelsie Tan, Bikelabz Racing
2: Sarah Schneider, matadorRACING
3: Michelle Xia, Nike

 

General Classifications – Individual

Elite Open

1: Thomas Thrall, matadorRACING
2: Paul Madden, UNFND CC
3: Jambaljamts Sainbayar, Roojai.com cycling team

KoS: Sakchai Phodignam, AeroUp x Royal Thai Police Cycling
KoM: Surasak Taweesaman, Botanica Cycling Team

Masters

1: Romain Barbier, matadorRACING
2: Marc (Dexter) Tzivelekas, 4T2
3: David Lloyd, Velo Vietnam

KoS: Teerasak Boonchuay, Botanica Cycling Team
KoM: Matt Lecornu, Specialized Roval Mavericks

Supermasters

1: Colin Pearson, matadorRACING
2:Tim Carter, Virgin Active
3: Stephen Ames, Specialized Roval Mavericks

KoS: Rupert Griffiths, UNFND CC
KoM: Marcus Hancock, Integrated Riding Racing Team


Veterans

1: Robert Herries
2: Tom Redding, Nike
3: Jonathan Earnshaw, YBCO Racing

KoS: David Best, Velo Vietnam
KoM: Tom Redding, Nike

 

Women’s Open

1: Chelsie Tan, Bikelabz Racing
2: Sarah Schneider, matadorRACING
3: Michelle Xia, Nike

KoM: Chelsie Tan, Bikelabz Racing
KoS: Chelsie Tan, Bikelabz Racin

 

Most Valuable Player

 

Chelsie Tan from Bikelabz Racing clinched the Stage Three victory, King of Sprint, and King of Mountains. She is also the winner of the Women’s Open General Classifications (GC).

 

General Classifications – Team

Elite Open

1: matadorRACING
2: Roojai.com cycling team
3: CyclingTraining.CC


Masters

1: Specialized Roval Mavericks
2: UNFND CC
3: DTK


Supermasters

1: Specialized Roval Mavericks
2: matadorRACING

Women’s Open

1: matadorRACING
2: BG Cycling

 

 

Congratulations to the race winners and kudos to all the participants who completed this race! 

Darren Lim

Darren Lim

Darren is an avid cyclist who is really keen to meet new people and explore the roads untravelled. He appreciates mountains or terrains that gives him a challenge. He love overseas adventures and is always keen for more.
He is currently waiting to pursue Sports Science and Management in NTU this year.

“Life is too short to stay comfortable at home. Get on your bike and live life to the fullest!”

Darren Lim


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