Jeroen Meijers Steal Victory in Batu
Fierce DUEL of three racers ahead of the finish came back on the second stage of the 2019 Tour de Indonesia (TdI). Between Jerome Meiers, Thomas Lebas, and Cristian Raileanu. As a result, Meiers (Taiyuan Miogee Cycling) managed to steal the victory from Lebas, which reached the final climb before finishing in leading the race today (8/20).
The competition of the second stage as far as 163.4 km was somewhat more exciting than the first stage. It is not separated from the more challenging route. Start from Madiun, finish in Batu. The drivers have to bulldoze a combination of flat routes and climbs that are quite heavy.
“Today’s race is easier to control. There are not as many attacks as the first day, “Meijers said after the race.
“The race in Asia is always about breakaway . If you can make the right decision, it will determine the outcome of the competition, “continued the Dutch racer.
After the King of Mountain (KOM) race, racers are divided into three groups. Leading Lebas, Meijers, and Raileanu. The second group, peloton with 24 racers adrift 2 minutes from Lebas et al. Then, there is a smaller group in the back that is trying to catch up to the second group.
The three leading drivers continued to keep pace so they were not able to be pursued peloton. At the end of the race, Meijers has more energy to win the sprint .
Meanwhile, Angus Lyons (Olivers Real Food Racing Team), Ryan Roth (Xspeed United Continental), and Mario Vogt (Team Sapura Cycling), who in the first stage controlled the top three, in the second stage yesterday were unable to compete in the competition for the podium. In fact, Lyons was thrown from the top 10 of the second stage. Meanwhile, Roth and Vogt managed to finish sixth and eighth.
A pretty good finish position led Roth to wear the green jersey as a sign of the ruler of general classification. In total, he collected 7 hours 48 minutes 14 seconds from two stages. 50 seconds ahead of Vogt who ranks second in general classification .
Furthermore, the drivers will take the third stage from Batu to Jember. This will be the longest stage with a distance of 193 km. (*)
1. Jeroen Meijers, Taiyuan Miogee Cycling 3 hours 51 minutes 12 seconds
2. Cristian Raileanu, Team Sapura Cycling +0 seconds
3. Thomas Lebas, Kinan Cycling Team +0
4. Jesse Ewart, Team Sapura Cycling +1: 05
5. Salvador Guardiola, Kinan Cycling Team +1: 06
6. Ryan Roth, Xspeed United Continental +1: 11
7. Ryan Cavanagh, St. George Continental Cycling Team +1: 58
8. Mario Vogt, Sapura Cycling Team +2: 03
9. Goh Choon Huat, Terengganu Cycling Team +2: 03
10. Aiman Cahyadi, PON Road Cycling Team +2: 37
(After the Second Stage, the Big Ten)
1. Ryan Roth, Xspeed United Continental 7 hours 48 minutes 14 seconds
2. Mario Vogt, Team Sapura Cycling +50 seconds
3. Goh Choon Huat, Terengganu Cycling Team +1 minute
4. Angus Lyons, Olivers Real Food Racing Team +1: 26
5. Jeroen Meijers, Taiyuan Miogee Cycling +1: 36
6. Cristian Raileanu, Sapura Cycling Team +1: 40
7. Thomas Lebas, Kinan Cycling Team +1: 42
8. Jesse Ewart, Sapura Cycling Team +2: 51
9 Genki Yamamoto, Kinan Cycling Team +3: 34
10. Ryan Cavanagh, St. George Continental Cycling Team +3: 44