The Tour of Algeria in 2012 was completed yesterday the third stage between Oran and Sidi Bel Abbes, a distance of 167 km on a heavenly journey packed with all participants.
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This stage saw the victory of the Eritrean Natnael Teweldemedhin Berhane, who beat the Danes at the finish Cort Magnus Nielsen (Concordia Team) and Spain's Joaquin Sobrino (Cycling Tableware), credited the same time ( 4 h 11 min 35 sec). Taking advantage of this victory, Natnael Berhane has also captured the white jersey of best hope, at the expense of Andris Smirnovs (Latvia). The victory was not easy for the young Berhane who made a great escape from a group of four riders. He had also admitted at the end of race: "It was a difficult despite the break. I had to use my rear resources to cap the wire my two competitors. This is the first time I participate in the Tour of Algeria and it's just great. "
For its part, Spain's Joaquin Sobrino, who snatched the yellow jersey Swede Lars Anderson, has been also very happy with his new status. "The stage was very difficult. I could win the stage, but hey, I'm just the yellow jersey. I will do, with the help of my partners, to keep it, "said the Spaniard, who essentially finished tied for second with the Danes. Finally, the polka dot jersey of best climber returned to Moroccan Adel Reda, who held the lead almost throughout the journey before falling at the finish. Adel Reda say about his performance: "It's an amazing journey. I'm used to this type of course and I hope to keep the jersey of best climber. "Note that at this stage, the Algerian Youcef Reguieg had dropped to 118 km and the adventure ends for him. The fourth stage of the Tour 2012 will take place in Algeria today looped over a distance of 138 km (Oran Mont-Santa Cruz).
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