Third Stage of The Cyclist Tour ta’ Malta completed in Zebbug

Monday, April 15, 2019, 7:20

The third stage of The Cyclist Tour Ta’ Malta got underway on the Zebbug By Pass earlier on today, with some very interesting attacks and strategies in all categories.

Two Maltese cyclists, both hailing from the sponsor’s team The Cyclist won two coveted places on the podium.

Maurice Formosa, racing in the Elite Category put up a good fight against Declan Reece ( Stuart Hall Cycling Gett Taxi Bottechia) and members of his team. In the fifth lap Formosa and Jason Vella (Agones SFC)  managed to get into the peloton an kept working together. Fighting till the very end, a few seconds separated Formosa from  attempt to reach Reece. His attempts enabled him to take second place on the podium. In third place was Declan Hudson.  A good performance from Jason Vella saw him take fourth.

In the Masters Category, Dave Mitchinson climbed from yesterday’s third place to first followed by Colin Sturgess (Kuoat GSG) and Derek Barbara (Gibraltar).  Etienne Bonello who was clinging to fourth place in the previous stages slipped down a place by just milli seconds.

The Ladies Category saw Samatha Fawcett climb to first place. Team mate Sian Bottely kept her second place from yesterday whilst Madeleine Scott dropped down two places. Malta’s Marie Claire Aquilina had to settle for 9th place as she and two other crossed the finish line very much at the same time.

It was joy for young Luke Borg (The Cyclist) who once again took top billing in the Junior Category. He was followed by  Gianluca Camilleri (Birkirkara St. Joseph Sports Club), who made up for yesterday’s disappointment on missing out on the podium. Sean Enriquez (Mosta AF Sign Studio) completed the trio.

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