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2018 Tour of Hungry
« on: August 14, 2018, 07:28:11 AM »
Tim Guy races the 2018 Tour of Hungry tonight (14th August)
The 6 day event starts with a 4km Prologue in Siofok followed by a tricky 154km medium hills stage to Keszthely.  Stage 2 on the 16th August is 190km and is another medium hills stage this time to Szekesfehervar. Stage 3 to Hajduszoboszlo is the longest of the tour at 206km but is fairly flat, however it is follow by a very difficult Mountain stage to Miskolc over 182km. The final stage to Kazincbarcika is again pretty tough but is shorter at 128km

Beside Tim and his team mate Ben Hill there are a few Australian in the 2018 Tour of Hungry, with the Aussies having some success there in the past with IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness sprinter Scott Sunderland bagging a few stages.

Tim Guys 2018 Tour of Hungry Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Team Roster includes Tim Guy Ben Hill Aljaz Prah Tilen Finkst Ziga Rucigaj Viktor Potocki Matic Groselj

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Re: 2018 Tour of Hungry
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 02:16:22 AM »
2018 Tour of Hungry tonight (14th to the 19th August)
DAY 1

The 6 day Tour of Hungry started with a 4km Prologue in Siofok; the stage made more difficult with rain falling at different times while the Time Trial was being contested. Patrick Schelling of Vorarlberg Santic recorded 4:32 to win the opening stage and take the first leaders jersey in the 2018 Tour of Hungry
Local rider Tim Guy recorded an excellent 4:53 to finish in 25th place in the UCI 2.1 6 Day tour but was quick to suggest “Got lucky with some rain today”

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Re: 2018 Tour of Hungry
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 02:17:38 AM »
Brief Report DAY 2, DAY 3 and DAY4

Day 2 of the Tour of Hungry was a tricky 154km medium hills stage to Keszthely. Former AG2R rider Manuel Belletti has taken the overall lead in the Tour of Hungry winning the Stage into Keszthely it was a tough day for local Tim Guy finishing 6:32 down in 71st place… Tim who has started the tour well below his best pointed out just how difficult the day was stating
Getting through today was ridiculous, The first three hours I was living on panic. I wanted to quit.

Day 3 was 190km of rolling hills to Szekesfehervar with recent stage winner at the Tour of Normandie, Matteo Moschetti winning for Polartec-Kometa. It was an excellent ride by Tim Guy finishing 27th in the stage only 4 seconds behind the winner.

Day 4 to Hajduszoboszlo was the longest day of the tour at 206km. Runner up at the Ukraine Nationals Andrii Bratashchuk won into Hajduszoboszlo for Team Novak with Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum  having a good day with Aussie Ben Hill 6th while Tim Guy was 65th only 11sec down.
Tim Said – “Rode the wind for a few km for Ben and he ran 6th which was great. Legs were running out of steam though”

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Re: 2018 Tour of Hungry
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 02:18:48 AM »
Brief Report Final 2 Days of the 2018 Tour of Hungry:

Day 5 was the Queen Stage of the Tour with a very difficult Mountain stage to Miskolc over 182km Tim Guy reporting the stage was “another long one with a 15km climb at 4% before the end”. Germany Nikodemus Holler claiming the wins into Miskolc with Tim Guy again surprising himself with a solid 49th place, with 4 of the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum riders all finishing together (Finkst Prah Groselj and Guy)

Final Day of the Tour of Hungry was 128km of action to the finish at Kazincbarcika. Tim Guy part of a 83 rider bunch sprint which was won by Germany Nikodemus Holler of Bike Aid who took his second stage win in 2 days.

Overall the 2018 Tour of Hungry was won by Giro d Italia Stage winner Manuel Belletti who defeated the recent winner of the Doliny Baryczy Milicz GP, Małecki Kamil and the Points Jersey winner at the Tour of Albania Toto Paolo.
Overall the Ljubljana Gusto Xaurum Team put in a very solid ride with the whole team finishing inside the top 60 in the 6 Day UCI Race. Tim Guy inside the top 50 overall, finishing 47th in the European Tour Event