Jutatip takes tour crown for 2nd time

Jutatip takes tour crown for 2nd time

Jutatip Maneephan with the trophy.
Jutatip Maneephan with the trophy.

Jutatip Maneephan efficiently defended her Girls’s Tour of Thailand title though she may solely end second within the third stage in Surat Thani on Friday.

The ultimate stage was gained by Supaksorn Nuntana in 2:05.20 hours, forward of Jutatip and Chaniporn Batriya.

The 80.40km third stage began from Surat Thani’s Metropolis Pillar Shrine and completed at Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya.

Phetdarin Somrat and Apinya Thiangkaew led for lengthy durations earlier than operating out of steam within the ultimate 20km.

Six cyclists, together with Supaksorn and Jutatip, had been in entrance earlier than Supaksorn edged Jutatip within the ultimate stretch.

Nonetheless, Jutatip, who gained the primary two phases, took the general title for the second time in a row.

She acquired the trophy graciously donated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Supaksorn was second total.

“We met our goal. We loved the race very a lot as a result of there have been a variety of groups collaborating within the event,” stated the 32-year-old Jutatip.

“I’ll quickly return to coaching for the Tokyo Olympics.”

Jutatip, from Roi Et, has competed in two Olympics in 2012 and 2016. She certified for the 2020 Tokyo Video games earlier than the occasion was postponed till subsequent yr because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thai Biking Affiliation president Decha Hemkasri stated: “We’re more than happy with the event. The representatives from the UCI [the sport’s governing body] are also proud of the organising of the event and our Covid-19 measures.

“This proves Thailand can organise a event within the Covid-19 period.”

The boys’s model of the Tour of Thailand was gained by German rider Nikodemus Holler final Sunday.

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