Bart Classens wins stage 7 at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Bart Classens wins stage 7 at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

18.10.2019: Today the second-last stage of the 25th Crocodile Trophy took the racers from Skybury Tropical Plantation to a brand new race destination at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. With a race time of 02h44:38,8, Bart Classens from the Netherlands takes his fourt

Today the second-last stage of the 25th Crocodile Trophy took the racers from Skybury Tropical Plantation to a brand new race destination at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. With a race time of 02h44:38,8, Bart Classens from the Netherlands takes his fourth stage win at this year’s event in a sprint finish against Spain’s Brandan Marquez Fernandez and the race leader Alan Gordon from South Africa.



Australia’s marathon specialist Michael England came in sixth today (+2:39min) had said that today was going to be a decisive day for the overall victory. With the short individual time trial stage of 34km tomorrow until the finish line in Port Douglas it will be extremely tough to take the +8:28min gap off Gordon. With a three hour race time today, Angelika Tazreiter from Austria is set to finish this year’s Anniversary Crocodile Trophy as the fastest woman and with a top 15 position outright and well-deserved title.



The Crocodile Trophy started last Saturday in Cairns and almost 150 racers and crew from all over the World and Australia have been on the tour together – the peloton alone represents 20 different nationalities. On day one they climbed up to the Atherton Tablelands and for the first time the event will stopped at Ringer’s Rest Function Venue and Wondecla for two nights each. The race then moved to the Mareeba region with two nights at Skybury Tropical Plantation until this morning.



After spending the night at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures Adventure with the crocs and many other native Australian animals, the final stage tomorrow is a short but challenging 34 km time trial.



The grand finale will be a ride together along the magnificent Four Mile Beach with the mass arrival of the Crocodile Trophy finishers of 2019 expected between 11:30am and 12pm. The official winners ceremony will take place near the Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club at Four Mile Beach from 2-3pm.



STAGE PLAN 2019


STAGE 1 – Saturday 12 October | Cairns – Ringers Rest (80 km / 2100 vm)
STAGE 2 – Sunday 13 October | Ringers Rest – Ringers Rest (76 km / 1900 vm)
STAGE 3 – Monday 14 October | Ringers Rest – Wondecla (74 km / 1700 vm)
STAGE 4 – Tuesday 15 October | Wondecla – Wondecla (98 km / 3200 vm) “Queen Stage”
STAGE 5 – Wednesday 16 October | Wondecla – Skybury (120 km / 1600 vm)
STAGE 6 – Thursday 17 October | Skybury – Skybury (125 km / 1200 vm)
STAGE 7 – Friday 18 October | Skybury – Hartley’s Croc Adventures (84 km / 800 vm)
STAGE 8 – Saturday 19 October | Hartley’s Croc Adventures – Port Douglas (34 km / 900 vm) “Greg Parr Stage”



Juliane Wisata, photo Regina Stanger




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18.10.2019 / MaP

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