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Greek cyclist Kastrantas wins Tour de Indonesia third stage

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-01-27 20:44

JAKARTA - Cyclist from Greece Charlampos Kastrantas won the third stage of Tour de Indonesia in East Java province on Saturday.

Playing for Java Partizan Cycling, Kastrantas took four hours, 44 minutes and six seconds to complete the longest route of 200 kilometers from Probolinggo town to Banyuwangi town of the province.

Kastrantas defeated two Indonesian cyclists in sprint prior to finish.

"Today (Saturday) is an extraordinary journey for me. This is my victory in Indonesia even in Asia. Obviously, the tour fully satisfies me," said Kastrantas.

Indonesian cyclist Projo Waseso finished second, followed by Muhammad Imam Afrifin, both from KFC Cycling Team, state news wire Antara reported.

A total of 15 cycling teams from 19 countries and regions will continue the fourth stage, the last lap of the tour in provincial capital of Bali resort island on Jan 28.

The tour kicked off on Thursday in Prambanan Temple of Yogyakarta province.

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