CYCLING: Jutatip Maneephan efficiently defended her Ladies’s Tour of Thailand title though she may solely end second within the third stage in Surat Thani on Friday (Oct 16).
Jutatip Maneephan with the trophy. Photograph: Bangkok Submit.
The ultimate stage was received 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 closing 20km.
Six cyclists, together with Supaksorn and Jutatip, had been in entrance earlier than Supaksorn edged Jutatip within the closing stretch.
Nonetheless, Jutatip, who received the primary two levels, 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 participating within the match,” mentioned 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 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thai Biking Affiliation president Decha Hemkasri mentioned: “We’re more than happy with the match. The representatives from the UCI [the sport’s governing body] are also proud of the organising of the match and our COVID-19 measures.
“This proves Thailand can organise a match within the COVID-19 period.”
The lads’s model of the Tour of Thailand was received by German rider Nikodemus Holler final Sunday.
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