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PHUKET: Hong Kong National team cyclist Wu Kin San won the sixth stage of the Sang Som Tour of Siam 2006 yesterday, by cycling the 154.5 kilometers from the Khao Lak Merlin Resort to Saphan Hin in 3 hours, 20 minutes and 56 seconds. He ranks 18th overall.

The Tour, which started January 15, consists of seven stages over a total distance of 1,014.8km, with the final 120.4-km stage taking place in Phuket, starting at 10 am today from Gymnasium 1 of the Saphan Hin Sports Complex.

The cyclists will follow a designated route to Bang Tao Beach followed by Patong Beach, Kata Viewpoint before winding up at Laem Phromthep at around 1 pm.

Dutchman Thomas Rabou of China’s Marco Polo team ranks first overall, with a total time of 20 hours, 50 minutes and 57 seconds, 70 minutes ahead of Michael Berling of the Danish team Glud & Marstrand.

The organizers hope Phuket people will come out in droves to welcome the cyclists at the finish line at Laem Phromthep. There, prizes will be awarded by Phuket Governor Udomsak Uswarangkura. The winner will receive a trophy donated by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, along with a cash prize of 120,000 baht.

 

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