Cyclothon: Hunter wins Mumbai leg, Viviani most consistent

Cyclothon: Hunter wins Mumbai leg, Viviani most consistent

The original 104-km race of 12 laps, was delayed by over an hour and 30 minutes and curtailed to 79 kms and 11 laps, after some amateur participants and photographers covering the event were found loitering on the Rajiv Gandhi Bandra-Worli Sea Link, through which the cyclists had to pass.

In a dramatic finish to the Mumbai leg of the race, the experienced Hunter surged ahead when his team was looking completely out of contention, to clinch victory after a rider from
Team Kazakhstan had taken a comfortable lead of about 200 metres with just one lap to go.

Hunter, winner of the yellow jersey, won 6,000 Euros in addition to 3,000 Euros for being the second most consistent rider.

Vivani, who won the first stage in Nashik, finished second here, while Jonathon McEvoy of
Team Motorpoint finished third.

For his efforts here, Viviani won the prize money of 3000 Euros, in addition to the 5000 Euros he won for being the most 'consistent rider with maximum combatability points'. He also bagged the blue jersey for the same.