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TOUR TA' MALTA CONTINUES

The 23rd edition of the Tour of Malta continued with its third stage, a with a road race over 60 kilometers on the circuit of Nadur, Gozo.

This day saw Marie Claire Aquilina as new leader in the female category. Even the Greek Lukas Katapodis of Pigasos Cycling Club kept his red shirt in the Masters while in Elite Matthew Higgins is now the new lider.

The Elite category was won by Henrik Forland of Velostrada Test Team in 1: 30: 28.05. Matthew Higgins of Mammoth Lifestyle Behind came second in 1: 30: 29.14, while in Matthew Davies of Rhino Race Team Velo finished third time of 1: 32: 32.48.

The Masters Category was won by Dave Griffits of Mammoth Life Style in 1: 03: 56.61. He was followed in second place by Jim Jones (Velo Vitesse) in 1: 03: 56.89 and third place finished Ian Knights of Racing Team Raw in 1: 03: 56.96.

The female category was won again by Elice Sharp (NCC Group Torelli quota) in of 1: 07: 35.61. Second ended again Ellen McDermott (EDCO Continental) in 1: 07: 35.92, while Stephanie Mottram of NCC Group Iwota Torelli entered third in 1: 07: 36.49.

At the end of the stage, Joyce Farrugia, Director of Sports in the Ministry for Gozo, Alvin Grech, CEO of Gozo Sports Board and Joe Bajada, General Secretary of the Malta Cycling Federation have presented medals and red jerseys to the overall leaders.

The Malta Tour ends tomorrow Sunday with the fourth and last stage on the circuit of St. Martin.
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