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Jakarta Post

Iranians reign in 3rd stage of Tour

  • Agus Maryono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 26 2008   /  10:54 am

Two Iranian cyclists, Hossain Jahanbanian and Amir Zargari, stepped up to the podium after the 187.7 kilometer third stage of the Speedy Tour d'Indonesia from Cirebon, West Java, to Purwokerto, Central Java, on Tuesday. Rider Jahanbanian from the Tabriz Petrochemical team snatched the yellow jersey after clocking the fastest time of 4 hours, 56 minutes and 58 seconds. Only 13 seconds behind him was his teammate, Zargari. Another 13 seconds behind was home rider Parno from Customs Cycling Club, who was third overall but came first in the local cyclist category. Tuesday was Parno's day, as he also took the polka-dot jersey for outpacing Zargari and his senior compatriot Tonton Susanto of Dodol Picnic Garut team in the King-of-the-Mountain race in the climb 143.3 kilometers into the stage. Parno was also ahead of local cyclists Tonton and Rastra Partria ...