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Hennessey leads Tour of Fiji

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, October 13, 2012

US-based cyclist Brian Hennessey is on song in the 2012 Tour of Fiji competition winning his second stage title yesterday.

Hennessey scooped the stage three competition — 110-kilometre race from Lautoka to Rakiraki — to add to his stage two win on Thursday.

The stage one competition was won by German cyclist Mike Loeser.

"It was another blisteringly hot day and the cyclists were each drinking up to two litres of water an hour," race director and Cycling Fiji president, Dom Sansom said.

"Despite this they still covered the 110 kilometre distance in just over four hours."

Hennessey, following his brilliant performance in the last two races, now leads the Tour of Fiji competition.

Former leader Loeser is on second place followed by Christian Carling on third.

The Tour of Fiji continues today with stage four from Rakiraki to Suva.

"There is a lot of unsealed road on stage four and our cyclists are riding narrow wheeled road bikes. This will really test their skill and endurance," Sansom added.

The 2012 Tour of Fiji ends in Suva tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Samson said all bicycles were inspected before the race and participants were insured.

Results

2012 Tour of Fiji - Stage 3 - Brian Hennessey 04:10:30, Christian Carling 04:14:30, Mike Loeser 04:21:52; 2012 Tour of Fiji - General Classification (total time for Stage 1, 2 and 3) - Brian Hennessey 10:54:24, Mike Loeser 11:03:09, Christian Carling 11:27:50


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