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Jutatip takes tour crown for 2nd time

Jutatip Maneephan with the trophy.

Jutatip Maneephan successfully defended her Women’s Tour of Thailand title although she could only finish second in the third stage in Surat Thani on Friday.

The final stage was won by Supaksorn Nuntana in 2:05.20 hours, ahead of Jutatip and Chaniporn Batriya.

The 80.40km third stage started from Surat Thani’s City Pillar Shrine and finished at Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya.

Phetdarin Somrat and Apinya Thiangkaew led for long periods before running out of steam in the final 20km.

Six cyclists, including Supaksorn and Jutatip, were in front before Supaksorn edged Jutatip in the final stretch.

However, Jutatip, who won the first two stages, took the overall title for the second time in a row.

She received the trophy graciously donated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha…

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