Viviers wins virtual Tour de France


ALLAN Viviers was the big winner of the virtual Tour de France which ended this weekend.Viviers won the overall standings and the yellow jersey after completing all six stages of the event hosted by Namibia in a total time of four hours 26 minutes 46 seconds, Sarel Boshoff finishing more than four minutes behind in 4:31:00 and Wilke van Greunen came third in 4:33:01.

Van Greunen, however, won the points classification with 248 points, followed by Viviers with 220 and Boshoff with 215 points.

All three riders competed in Class B, while Drikus Coetzee won Class A, as well as the King of the Mountain Polka Dot Jersey. Despite faster times than Category B riders, Coetzee was not considered for the overall yellow jersey prize as he did not complete all six stages of the race.

Coetzee, however, was in top form again this weekend, beating a field of more than 100 international cyclists in the final 33km stage on Sunday.

He started his final sprint about a mile from the line, pushing up to 1000 watts, and managed to hold back the pursuit peloton to win the sprint.

The day before, he had also won the sprint in the fifth stage individual time trial over 15 km, to win overall victories in the five stages in which he took part.

The white jersey for the best young rider went to Michelle Doman who won the women’s B category after winning all six stages of the circuit.

Kevin Fisch won the men’s category C with a total of 274 points, followed by Matt Husselmann with 197 and ‘The Goomster’ with 174, while Wynand Dreyer won the category D with 223 points, followed by Jandre Engelbrecht with 200.

Martina Gaike-Neuburg won the women’s D category with 274 points, followed by Lionie Meyer with 123 points.

Race organizer Sarel Boshoff said he was happy with the inaugural tour, saying he would certainly continue with the event next year.

It went well for the first time, but the turnout could have been better. A lot of riders weren’t always available on weekends, so next year we will be running the stages during the week, while I also plan to add a few more stages to make them more difficult, ”he said. he declares.

The awards ceremony will take place on October 10, when a raffle participant wins a smart trainer valued at N $ 10,000, which was donated by main sponsor Yellow Jersey Trading Namibia.

Boshoff also thanked the other sponsors who came on board namely Believe Apparel, Food Lover’s Market, Family Care Pharmacy, Frans-Antonie Gerber, Squirt Namibia, Cycledelic Consulting, Excel Nutrition Africa and Langerhans Pharmacy.


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