The second stage of the international multi-day cycling race Tour of Mevlana in Turkey was successfully for the continental team of Minsk Cycling Club. The mass sprint ended with the victory of Minsk Cycling Club racer Siarhei Shauchenka.
At the starting stage, Branislau Samoilau finished fourth. However, it seems that this only angered the team of Yauheni Hutarovich, which clearly and smoothly rode the second stage of Tour of Mevlana (136 km). The award for this was the bright victory of Siarhei Shauchenka.
The partners did everything in their power for their sprinter, and yesterday's birthday boy did not disappoint, bringing the victory to himself and the team.
The other drivers of the capital team showed the following results: Vasilyi Strokau (21), Yauhen Sobal (41), Branislau Samoilau (44), Stanislau Bazhkou (55), Siarhei Papok (68), Vasili Bialiauski (125).
By the way, this success was the first for the continental team of Minsk Cycling Club in the season 2021.
In the general classification, Branislau Samoilau retained the fourth place, 10 seconds behind the leader. But Siarhei Shauchenka, thanks to the victory at this stage, gained the sixth position in the overall standings (0:55).
In the team rating Minsk Cycling Club moved to the second place.
The racers have two more stages ahead.
The first day of the Track Cycling Championship of Belarus, which started at Minsk-Arena Velodrome, was marked by the track team racer of Minsk Cycling Club Raman Tsishkou, who achieved two victories at once.
First, Raman confidently won the individual pursuit qualification with a score of 4:21.758 sec. And then in the final lap he gained one lap lead over another member of Minsk Cycling Club track team Raman Ramanau.
The third place was taken by Kiryl Prymakou (Gomel region).
The final in the men's scratch race turned out to be exciting and unpredictable. Constant attacks and attempts to gain a lap have not brought any success to anyone. In the end, everything was decided in the group finish. And here there was no equal to the racers of Minsk Cycling Club Raman Tsishkou and Yauheni Karaliok. In their face-to-face confrontation, Tishkov was a little faster.
In the fight for the third place, Kanstantsin Bialiauski (Gomel region) took the lead.
For the women's team of Minsk Cycling Club, the first day of the championship was also rich in medals.
Tatsiana Sharakova once again confirmed her class, showing the best time in qualification (4:36.646) being ahead of Ina Savenka in the main final.
In the final for the 3rd place, Minsk Cycling Club racer Hanna Tserakh beat her team-mate Alina Abramenko.
Ina Savenka took revenge in the final of the scratch race, getting ahead of Tatsiana Sharakova. Moreover, the struggle was so tight that a photo finish was needed to determine the winner.
Hanna Tserakh was the third again.
Besides, the Cup of Belarus in sprint was held that day.
In men's race, as well as a year ago, the racer of Minsk Cycling Club Artem Zaitsev, who this time not without difficulty won in the final against another rider of the capital's club Aliaksandr Hlova.
The third place was taken by the representative of the city of Minsk Igor Popruga.
Diana Medvedskaya (Minsk) was out of competition in the women's sprint. The second place was taken by Yulia Manets (Brest region), the third by Diana Subbotina (Minsk).
In total, on the first day, Minsk Cycling Club riders won ten awards, four of which were of the highest order.
Champion of Belarus Yauhen Sobal finished in the top 10 of the Grand Prix Alanya in Turkey, which opened the competition program of Minsk Cycling Club continental team in 2021, and earned the first rating points for the club in the new season.
This time, Belarusian riders successfully performed at the international cycling race of the UCI Europe Tour - Grand Prix Mediterranean in Turkey. Hanna Tserakh climbed to the highest step of the podium, her teammate Tatsiana Sharakova was the second.
Minsk Сycling Сlub women's continental team started the season with a victory: Tatsiana Sharakova won the international road cycling race of the UCI Eurotour - Grand Prix Velo Manavgat in Turkey.