Oleksandr Golovash win at La Tropicale Amissa Bongo stage 6

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 10:34

Oleksandr Golovash brings to Minsk Cycling Club the second win at the international stage race La Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon claiming victory at Stage 6.

After a fiasco at the previous stage, when the Minsk team lost the yellow jersey, the Belarusian riders were set to show an impressive performance.

Minsk Cycling Club controlled the race from the start joining all attacks and breakaways. When the route entered the laps on the streets of Libreville, Oleksandr Golovash attacked followed by four riders. The peloton let them go, as nobody from this group could influence the situation in GC.

With 25 km to go the Ukrainian rider got away solo and hold on until the finish

Siarhei Papok won the bunch sprint from the group, but was only fourth at the stage.

Two more Minsk riders finished in top-20: Stanislau Bazhkou (9), Eduard Vorganov (16).

Oleksandr Golovash also took a combativity jersey given to the most aggressive rider of the stage.

Stanislau Bazhkou secured his pink jersey and leading positions in the points classification.

The best position in GC after stage 6 has Yauheni Sobal – 11th.