Tour d’Afrique Race Standings posted through Stage 6
The times and standings for the 36 racers on the 2010 Tour d’Afrique have now been updated through Stage 6, covering 767 km from Cairo to Luxor. Leading the race is Western Australia’s Adrian Lutey who has won 2 stages outright and had a share of 3 other stage winning times during week 1 of the world’s longest bike race. His average speed so far is 27.15 km/h. Netherland’s Marcel Van Zwam sits in 2nd place, 32 minutes back, with Quebecers Gilles Bonnier and Eric Dufour in 3rd and 4th respectively, 3+ hours off Lutey’s blistering pace. Among the ladies, Gisela Gartmair from Munich, Germany, leads Canada’s Juliana Austin-Olsen by 93 minutes, all gained on day 2, when the riders faced nasty headwinds for most of 168 km on the longest stage so far. Race updates are typically sent from the field every 3-4 days and are posted by the office shortly thereafter following review.