blog.indahnesia.com - Discover Indonesia Online

    
You are currently in > Just a blog about Indonesia > Tour d' Indonesia: Peter van Agtmaal wins stage


Tour d' Indonesia: Peter van Agtmaal wins stage SOLO - Cagey veteran Nathan Dahlberg went looking for a stage win - and some redemption - in Thursday's leg of the 2005 Dji Sam Soe Tour d'Indonesia. He very nearly got both, just losing the fourth stage to Dutch rider Peter Van Agtmaal (The Jong en Laan), who took Dahlberg in a two-up sprint in Solo.

Dahlberg, riding for the Greenfields Fresh Milk team, won the 2004 edition of the Tour d'Indonesia, but he has not been a factor in the general classification this year. With the yellow jersey now out of reach, the optimistic Dahlberg said he will keep hunting for stage wins. "I've been feeling better every day. I'll keep trying for whatever we can get. My team is not really high on GC so we can attack at will."

Thursday's leg of the Tour d'Indonesia marked the first time in this year's race that the Giant Asia Racing Team has failed to win a stage. But Giant continued to control the yellow jersey, which still rests on the shoulders of Hossein Askari.

Thursday's stage was a 135 kilometre ride from Jogjakarta to Solo that featured a tough first-category climb, and a demanding see-saw descent to the finish. Among those missing from the start in Jogjakarta was Chinese Taipei rider ChunTe Chiang, who crashed heavily on a descent during stage three, breaking his leg. Paul McCann, winner of stage two, has also retired from the Tour with illness, leaving his Giant team with only three riders in the race.

Eager to make his mark on this years' race, Dahlberg attacked just five-kilometres after the start, taking three riders with him, including Van Agtmaal. The Dahlberg group gained considerable time in the early goings, with Giant seemingly content to give the break some rope. At the base of the first-category climb, the leaders had over 10 minutes on the peleton. Dahlberg pushed the pace up the climb, shedding all of his breakaway campanions save Van Agtmaal. "Nathan was the strongest up the climb, he did the work," said the Dutchman. Dahlberg took the King-of-the-Mountains points at the top of the climb, and the two breakaway riders began the descent to Solo. But Van Agtmaal was starting to worry. He knew Giant was beginning to dial-up the chase, and he was concerned he and Dahlberg would get caught. "I wanted to wait (for the chase group)," Van Agtmaal said. "But then we found out we still had four minutes, and we decided to give it all we could. Then it was everything or nothing."

Giant had indeed begun to turn on the afterburners, gradually cutting down the gap to the leaders to two minutes, then a minute, then just twenty seconds coming into the final kilometres of the stage. But for the first time in this years Tour, Gaint failed to capture the leaders or take the stage win. Dangling just off the front of the chase group, Dahlberg and his Dutch companion stayed away to the finish, where Van Agtmaal jumped clear to win by two seconds over the tough New Zealander. Kam Po Wong (Purapharm) won the bunch sprint for third place, fifteen seconds back.

The Jong en Loan had a doubly good day, with their rider Maint Berkenbosch taking back the polka-dot jersey of the King-of-the-Mountains leader. Meanwhile, Ryan Ariehan continued to strengthen his hold on the red-and-white jersey of best Indonesian rider in the Tour. He now holds a seven-minute, fifty-nine-second lead in that competition over Kaswanto of the Customs Cycling Team. Filipino rider Rhyan Tanguilig (Casino Filipino) retains the green jersey as leader of the point's competition.

The riders will enjoy a rest day in Solo on Friday. Racing resumes on Saturday, with a mostly flat, 108 kilometre race from Solo to Madiun. The 2005 Dji Sam Soe Tour d'Indonesia is a 1,433-kilometre race divided into nine stages. It began in Bandung on 12 September, and finishes in Denpasar on the Island of Bali on 21 September.


Related blog entries (category 'Sports') Related blog entries (category 'Sports'):
14 September 2005 · Tour d' Indonesia: Third stage dominated by Giant Asia Racing Team
13 September 2005 · Tour d' Indonesia: Irishman David McCann wins second stage
12 September 2005 · Tour d' Indonesia: Paul Griffin wins first stage


Posted in Sports @ 15 September 2005 18:08 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






There are no reactions on this blog entry yet. Be the first one to give a reaction here!


Log in to write a reaction

You are not logged in to the website. You have to be logged in to write a reaction on this blog entry.

· If you already have an account, please login.
· If you have lost your password, please retrieve it.
· If you don't have an account yet, you can create one.

    
 ABOUT THIS ENTRY
Add this blog entry to your email, your own blog, MySpace, Facebook, or whatsoever via AddThis:
Bookmark and Share

e-mail updates for this blog article

Login if you want to receive emails for reactions on this blog entry. You will receive an update as soon as a reaction on this blog entry is posted.

Your website for tickets in Indonesia!
Looking for e-tickets for flights in Indonesia? Here's your solution! Order your e-tickets at ticketindonesia.info.
 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
 BLOG ARCHIVE
· 2015, 28 entries
· 2014, 591 entries
· 2013, 750 entries
· 2012, 1061 entries
· 2011, 792 entries
· 2010, 644 entries
· 2009, 916 entries
· 2008, 504 entries
· 2007, 725 entries
· 2006, 1014 entries
· 2005, 723 entries
· 2004, 558 entries
· 2003, 525 entries
· 2002, 375 entries
· 2001, 162 entries
 POPULAR TAGS
· gigolo
· jakarta
· blogger
Automatically generated every hour
 BLOG CATEGORIES
· General (1205 entries)
· Economy (643 entries)
· Politics (574 entries)
· Accidents (561 entries)
· Terrorism (541 entries)
· Earthquake (539 entries)
· Volcanoes (387 entries)
· Crime (357 entries)
· Corruption (349 entries)
· Flooding (278 entries)
· Elections (276 entries)
· Travel (268 entries)
· Bird Flu (254 entries)
· Religion (242 entries)
· Tourism (239 entries)
· Oddly enough ... (219 entries)
· Violence (198 entries)
· Drugs (196 entries)
· Health (192 entries)
· Aceh conflict (191 entries)
· Environment (185 entries)
· Weather (171 entries)
· Military (168 entries)
· Protests (157 entries)
· Culture (106 entries)
· Garuda Indonesia (91 entries)
· C. Sulawesi conflict (86 entries)
· Human rights (82 entries)
· Forest fires (78 entries)
· Sidoarjo mudflow (71 entries)
· Power supply (64 entries)
· Ramadan (63 entries)
· PT Freeport (55 entries)
· Picture guess (48 entries)
· Maluku conflict (47 entries)
· Dengue Fever (37 entries)
· History (37 entries)
· Infrastructure (36 entries)
· Polio (35 entries)
· Mexican flu (35 entries)
· Website (25 entries)
· Media (22 entries)
· Nuclear power (21 entries)
· Sports (20 entries)
· Sexy (16 entries)
· SARS (15 entries)
· Nightlife (10 entries)
· Others (5 entries)
· Lippo Cikarang (5 entries)
· Close smallest categories
 EXCHANGE RATES
EUR-IDR: 16,590 · 16,620  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 18:12 CET
JPY-IDR: 126.83 · 126.95  The Rupiah rate improved since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 21:58 CET
MYR-IDR: 3,545 · 3,549  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 15 May 2018 08:42 CET
SGD-IDR: 10,479 · 10,501  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 07 May 2018 07:48 CET
THB-IDR: 439.14 · 439.41  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 16 May 2018 09:18 CET
USD-IDR: 14,097 · 14,157  The Rupiah rate declined since yesterday
@ 17 May 2018 00:46 CET
Go to 'exchange rates' 
 MOST RECENT REACTIONS
·  At 14 July 2020 08:32 newnight reacted on Three more bodies of AirAsia victims to Surabaya hospital
·  At 20 September 2018 06:54 erik12 reacted on Fuel prices lowered, again
·  At 19 October 2015 17:17 imambudianto5 reacted on Bank Indonesia maintains benchmark interest rate at 7.75%
·  At 04 March 2015 19:18 merdekaSah reacted on Alleged terrorists shot dead three villagers in Poso
·  At 04 March 2015 13:11 Yogya-Bali reacted on Alleged terrorists shot dead three villagers in Poso
·  At 26 February 2015 13:02 Irena reacted on Sexy, a young woman with candy
·  At 08 May 2014 09:51 jstar reacted on No alcohol should be sold in warung
·  At 01 May 2014 10:07 jstar reacted on Indonesia to be among the top 10 peacekeeping contributors
·  At 27 March 2014 05:50 harlys reacted on PPP leader voices concern over Islamic parties' future
·  At 10 March 2014 06:11 Yogya-Bali reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 09 March 2014 00:11 Yerun reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 08 March 2014 20:33 nicknick reacted on Sriwijaya Air leaves behind 200 passengers at airport
·  At 18 February 2014 04:17 Yerun reacted on Ash from Mount Kelud eruption spreads over all of Java
·  At 16 February 2014 05:41 Amed East Bali reacted on Ash from Mount Kelud eruption spreads over all of Java
·  At 14 February 2014 22:27 Anne Mieke reacted on Asylum seekers in Medan wish to be sent to Australia
·  At 14 February 2014 22:22 beritaislam reacted on Asylum seekers in Medan wish to be sent to Australia
·  At 16 January 2014 15:37 Anne Mieke reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 15:21 Yerun reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 15:05 Anne Mieke reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
·  At 16 January 2014 14:48 Yerun reacted on Landslides cut off Tomohon-Manado road
Go to 'forum topics' 

Created by indahnesia.com · feedback & contact · © 2000-2020
Other websites by indahnesia.com: ticketindonesia.info · kamus-online.com · indonesiepagina.nl · suvono.nl

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional 140,412,851 pageviews Discover Indonesia Online at indahnesia.com