Minsk riders set four national records at Memorial of Alexander Lesnikov

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 16:16

The Minsk Cycling Club track team participated in the international track cycling competitions “Memorial of Alexander Lesnikov” in Moscow on May 27-29.

The traditional May event attracted more than 150 athletes from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Germany, Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Norway, Azerbaijan and Russia. During four days they raced for medals and ranking points in keirin, scratch, team sprint, sprint, points race, omnium and individual pursuit.

The Minsk team won one medal – Anton Muzychkin was second in the scratch race. Raman Ramanau was close to finish on the podium – 4th position in the points race. His team-mate Raman Tsishkou also took the fourth place in the omnium. A slight consolation for him can be a new national record in the individual pursuit. Tsishkou set a time of 4:24,804 at 4 km beating his previous achievement 4.25,572.

Three more records of Belarus have been set in the sprint events.

The Minsk trio of Yauhen Veramchuk, Artsiom Zaitsau and Uladzislau Novik finished 6th in the team sprint setting a new national record for 330 m tracks - 1:00,776.

The Belarusian riders didn’t manage to qualify for the finals in the sprint, but in qualifications they rewrote twice the national record at the 200 m dated 2009 (10,507). Veramchuk was first to beat the record - 10,424, but his time was surpassed soon by Novik - 10,357.