KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu Polygon Cycling (TSG) achieved two positive finishes on the last day of the Tour of Thailand campaign today.
TSG closed the tour curtain by grabbing another finish on the podium in addition to the overall best team (GC) title.
Team rider Metkel Eyob (Eritrea) took third place in the sixth and final stage of 165.2 kilometers (km) starting from Nakhon Phanom and ending with a hilltop finish in Mukdahan.
He missed the first podium when cut about 100 yards before crossing the finish line.
Nathan Earle of Ukyo's squad took the win in three hours 40 minutes and 10 seconds with Valentin Midey (Roojai Cycling Team) taking second place followed by Eyob.
Another TSG rider, Shahrul Mat Amin crossed the finish line in 21st position but it was not enough for him to retain the jersey of the best ASEAN rider.
The result achieved by Eyob is enough to help TSG emerge the best team overall and also win the title of the best team in ASEAN.
“Actually the plan is to keep the ASEAN rider’s jersey for Shahrul and the GC position besides me winning the race stage.
“Today was a bit hot and we did our best and I got third place, sometimes this is what happens in a race,” Eyob said.
"But I think we still got good results on this tour. We won two stages through Harrif Saleh (stages three and four) and also won the GC as well as the best ASEAN team," he added.