Taroudant - British cyclist Jacob Tipper sped to victory in the sixth stage of Tour du Maroc, held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Taroudant – British cyclist Jacob Tipper sped to victory in the sixth stage of Tour du Maroc, held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Tipper, 26, peddled nearly 188 kilometers between Tazenakht and Taroudant in 5 hours 43 minutes 50 seconds.
The British cyclist represented “Memil CCN Pro Cycling Team,” speeding across the finish line just ahead of two Italian cyclists: Jakub Mareczko and Marco Coledan, who came in second and third place, respectively.
Both Mareczko and Coledan represent “Wilier Triestina Selle Italia Team.” Adil Jelloul, representing the Moroccan cycling team, came in fourth place.
This is the 31st Tour du Maroc, which, in 2006, became part of Africa Tour, orchestrated by International Cycling Union (UCI). The international event includes a total of 120 cyclists representing 20 teams from across the globe.
The 2018 competition began on April 6, in Rabat and will conclude on April 15, in Casablanca.
The next and seventh stage will be held on Thursday, April 12, where cyclists will be challenging to cover the 110.3 kilometers separating Taroudant and Agadir.
For his part, Tipper delightedly posed for photographers and brandished the ornate Moroccan carpet he won from the tournament.
Taking to Twitter, he thanked his teammates and his family: “Mum’s going to be chuffed I’ve won her a new rug!”