Re-submitted--Christoph Pfingsten retain his Toi Toi Cup and Havlíková Paul beat Mikulaskova in series #6

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  • Re-submitted--Christoph Pfingsten retain his Toi Toi Cup and Havlíková Paul beat Mikulaskova in series #6

Christoph Pfingsten retain his Toi Toi Cup and Havlíková Paul beat Mikulaskova in series #6

Cyclingteam de Rijke team’s Christoph Pfingsten showed his brilliant performance in Toi Toi Cup #6 on November 17 and retained his third consecutive stage victory.

The German racing cyclists beat the other cyclist in the final kilometres and set fastest time of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 51 seconds to cover the distance of the race. Jan Nesvadba (Madeta - Fitness / Specialised) grabbed runner-up’s spot with 6 seconds down to German.

Lubomir Petrus (KC Hlinsko) was in good form and tried his best to catch the leading riders but unable to increased his speed and snatched third place with a difference of 13 seconds ahead of Jirí Polnický (Sunweb - Revor Team).

Jan Škarnitzl (Rubena Birell Specialised), Vladimír Kyzivát (Johnson Controls TJ Auto Škoda) and Tomáš Paprstka (Remerx Cycling Team Kolín) were in fifth, sixth and seventh place respectively.

Radek Polnický (Empella Czech Team) also tried his luck but failed and snatched 11th place with a difference of 2 minutes and 11 seconds.

Pfingsten won the fourth stage of the race by beating Petrus and Vladimir Kyzivat. He continued his good effort and retained his lead in the fifth stage with a timing of 1 hour, 3 minutes and 49 seconds ahead of Kyzivat and Tomáš Paprstka (Remerx Cycling Team Kolín).

Recently, he took the fifth place in prologue stage of Olympic tour and overall ninth place in Delta Tour Zeeland. He grabbed runner-up spot time trial race at University Games.

Pfingsten took the total of 236 points in the overall standing of the men race while Kyzivat was in second place with 205 points and Petrus took third with 190 points.

In the women category, Havlíková Paul took first place with a timing of 2 minutes and 29 seconds to cover the short distance of the race.   Mikulášková (Stadium Louny) was in second place with 2 minutes and 51 seconds adrift. Brussels (Dukla Prague) finished third with a difference of 4 minutes and 7 seconds.

After six races, Mikulaskova took the overall standing with 270 points ahead of Marackova, 192 points. It will be interesting to see, who win the next series of the race.