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Tuck takes out Tour de Raro

Thursday May 09, 2019 Written by Published in Sports
Cook Islands’ Alyce Edwards was the first female to cross the finish line in the Ride Rarotonga Tour de Raro held on Tuesday. 19050857 Cook Islands’ Alyce Edwards was the first female to cross the finish line in the Ride Rarotonga Tour de Raro held on Tuesday. 19050857

New Zealand’s Jeff Tuck claimed the Ride Rarotonga Tour de Raro event on Tuesday.

 

Tuck clocked 45:36.49 minutes in the 31 kilometre race to finish ahead of Cook Islands’ Jakub Postrygacz and New Zealand’s Russell Smith.

Postrygacz clocked 45:38.04 minutes while Smith managed a time of 45:38.47 minutes.

Cook Islands top female cyclist Alyce Edwards managed fourth place overall and was the first female to cross the finish line in a time of 45:38.64 minutes.

Cook Islands Triathlon Association president Roland Neururer was pleased with the turnout at the race.

“Our annual Ride Rarotonga Race again had a very good turnout with 54 riders on the starting line,” Neururer said.

“This year we had a new course, an out and back with turnaround at the QR (Queen’s Representative) residence, with start and finishing at Ride Raro Bike Shop, who were also the major sponsor for this event.”

Neururer said the winning cyclist Tuck was based in Rarotonga, working in the Te Mato Vai project.

“CITAI would like to congratulate to all cyclers who finished this 31km tour, and would like to say a big meitaki maata to the Cook Island Police for keeping us all safe, and of course to our major sponsor Ride Rarotonga.”