Yevgeny Sobol, of Minsk Cycling Club, wins multi-day race, held on Polish roads, winning final, fifth, stage and ranking first in general qualification
The Сourse Cycliste de Solidarnosc et des Champions Olympiques multi-day race featured 128 athletes from 22 teams. The Belarusians were far from claiming a medal during the first four stages. However, in the fifth, Yevgeny Sobol covered 195km, from Tarnobrzeg to Krosno, in just 4 hours 56 minutes and 45 seconds, ahead of his nearest rival, Timul Maleev of Ukraine, by 6 seconds. This gave him first place and a mountain bike jersey.
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