Dutch Jeroen Meijers of Taiyuan Miogee Cycing Crew of China raised his motorbike in triumph after conquering the 10th Le Excursion de Filipinas.
LEGAZPI CITY — Dutch Jeroen Meijers of Taiyuan Miogee Cycing Crew of China effectively defended his lead within the 5th and ultimate level crowned through German Mario Vogt of Crew Sapura Biking of Malaysia to snare his first name in 3 years within the 10th Le Excursion de Filipinas that concluded Tuesday on this gorgeous Bicol Town fronting the majestic Mayon Volcano right here.
Meijers, 26, used to be with Singaporean Goh Choon Huat of Terrenganu Inc., TSG Biking of Malaysia within the peloton that clocked 3 hours, 34 mins and 48 seconds to safe the victory with a complete clocking of 20:38:07.
Goh completed 2nd total in 20:38:52 whilst Aussie Angus Lyons of Oliver’s Actual Meals Racing of Australia in 20:39:45. 7Eleven Cliqq-Air21 through Roadbike Philippines’ Daniel Habtemichael (20:40:20), PGN Street Biking Crew’s Sandy Nur Hasan (20:40:32) and Aiman Cahyadi (20:40:39), Crew Ukyo’s Kohei Yokotsuka (20:40:39) and Naoya Yoshioka (20:40:41) and Crew Sapura Biking’s Muhsin Al Redha Misbah (20:40:42) and Taiyuan Miogee’s Li Shuai (20:40:43) rounded up the highest 10.
“I felt excellent coming into Level 5, we had a excellent feeling about it and I do know you want to rejoice on the end line, now not earlier than as a result of anything else can occur,” mentioned Meijers, whose final manor victory got here in France 3 years again.
Vogt crowned the 138.1km Level 5 in 3:33:39 and bested Filipino Dominic Perez of 7Eleven and Malaysian Mohd Zamri Saleh of Terengganu Inc TSG Cycing Crew of Malaysia, who every timed in 3:34:41.
It used to be the 3rd podium end for the 27-year-old Stuttgart local after he additionally dominated Level Two Saturday and positioned 3rd in Level 4 Monday. Vogt ultimately completed 12th total. Crew Ukyo clinched the group crown in 61:59:35 and the United States$1,200 (P62,400) handbag.
Taiyuan Miogee wound up 2nd (622:36) and PGN Street Biking Crew (62:03:05) 3rd on this five-stage race backed through Air21, Cargohaus, NMM, Ufreight and SPL and sponsored through the Phl Nationwide Police, Armed Forces of the Phl and Crisis Possibility Relief Control Place of work with Onesports through Cignal as legit coveror.
Filipino Marcelo Felipe of 7Eleven Cliqq-Air21 through Roadbike Phls slipped from 10th to 11th in 20:43:43 after dropping to Li by way of countback.
Li had a greater end than Marcelo in Level 4, paving the way in which for the previous to thieve No. 10. Felipe, alternatively, went house as the most efficient Filipino rider, besting Mark Galedo of Celeste Cycles Bianchi Phls, who gained this similar race 5 years in the past, Opt for Gold’s Jonel Carcueva, who completed 15th and 16th total, respectively.
Meijers’ ascent began in Level One Friday when bested all comers to win the lap. Meijers misplaced the Air21 red jersey for a time in Level Two when Goh orchestrated the breakaway crew just for the latter to get it again on the finish of it. After which it used to be all Meijers from there.
Le Excursion chair Donna Mae Lina later mentioned she’s having a look ahead to subsequent yr’s 11th version.
“It used to be a becoming finish to Le Excursion’s 10th yr anniversary and we’re excited for every other one subsequent yr,” mentioned Lina.
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