DUTCHMAN Jeroen Meijers of Taiyuan Miogee Cycing Staff of China effectively defended his lead within the 5th and ultimate level on Tuesday crowned via German Mario Vogt of Staff Sapura Biking of Malaysia to rule the 10th Le Excursion de Filipinas.
Meijers, 26, secured the victory with a complete clocking of 20:38:07 after staying with Singapore’s Goh Choon Huat of Terrenganu Inc. TSG Biking of Malaysia within the peloton that clocked 3 hours, 34 mins and 48 seconds.
Goh completed 2nd total in 20:38:52, with Australia’s Angus Lyons of Oliver’s Actual Meals Racing taking the overall podium spot at 20:39:45.
7Eleven Cliqq-Air21 via Roadbike Philippines’ Daniel Habtemichael (20:40:20), PGN Highway Biking Staff’s Sandy Nur Hasan (20:40:32) and Aiman Cahyadi (20:40:39), Staff Ukyo’s Kohei Yokotsuka (20:40:39) and Naoya Yoshioka (20:40:41) and Staff Sapura Biking’s Muhsin Al Redha Misbah (20:40:42) and Taiyuan Miogee’s Li Shuai (20:40:43) rounded out the highest 10.
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“I felt just right getting into Level 5, we had a just right feeling about it and I do know you wish to have to rejoice on the end line, no longer sooner than as a result of anything else can occur,” mentioned Meijers, whose closing victory got here in France 3 years in the past.
Vogt crowned the 138.1km Level 5 in 3:33:39, besting Filipino Dominic Perez of 7Eleven and Malaysian Mohd Zamri Saleh of Terengganu Inc TSG Cycing Staff of Malaysia, who each and every timed in 3:34:41.
It was once the 3rd podium end for the 27-year-old Stuttgart local after he additionally dominated Level Two Saturday and positioned 3rd in Level 4 on Monday. Vogt completed 12th total.
Staff Ukyo clinched the group crown in 61:59:35 and the USA$1,200 (P62,400) prize.
Taiyuan Miogee wound up 2nd (622:36) and PGN Highway Biking Staff (62:03:05) 3rd within the five-stage race backed via Air21, Cargohaus, NMM, Ufreight and SPL and sponsored via the Philippine Nationwide Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Crisis Chance Aid Control Place of business and Onesports via Cignal.
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Filipino Marcelo Felipe of 7Eleven Cliqq-Air21 via Roadbike Phls slipped from 10th to 11th in 20:43:43 after shedding to Li by way of countback. Li had a greater end than Marcelo in Level 4.
Felipe went house as the most efficient Filipino rider, besting Mark Galedo of Celeste Cycles Bianchi Philippines, who gained Le Excursion 5 years in the past however wound up 15th this time.
Opt for Gold’s Jonel Carcueva positioned 16th.
Meijers gained the hole level on Friday and not gave up the red jersey.
Le Excursion chair Donna Mae Lina later mentioned she is having a look ahead to subsequent 12 months’s 11th version.
“It was once a becoming finish to Le Excursion’s 10th 12 months anniversary and we’re excited for any other one subsequent 12 months,” mentioned Lina.