High speeds on Panevėžys cycling track
Minsk cycle club wins eight prizes from the International Cycling Union (UCI)
Minsk cycle club wins eight prizes from the International Cycling Union (UCI), after its performance in Lithuanian Panevėžys: 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze
On the first day, our Belarusian team took the top three places in the individual pursuit, with Roman Tishkov, Yevgeny Akhramenko and Oleg Agievich leading their qualification round races, sending them into the final. In the decisive event, Akhramenko outstripped Tishkov, while Agievich took bronze over Ukranian Vitaly Griniv. Minsker Roman Romanov came second in the scratch race, behind the Czech.
In the women’s individual pursuit, Tatiana Sharakova set the pace, winning her qualification round and outstripping Lithuanian Vilija Sereikaitė in the final. Third place went to Lithuania’s Edita Mazurevičiūtė.
In the omnium, our Belarusian squad again excelled, with Roman Tishkov gaining victories in all six races, held over two days. Minsk’s Oleg Agievich finished third, just two points behind Ukrainian Roman Gladysh. Yevgeny Akhramenko came fourth.
In the women’s omnium, Tatiana Sharakova led in the scratch race, in the individual pursuit and in the flying lap. In the elimination round and the 500m time trial, the skilled athlete took second place, sending her into the final at the head of the all-round standings, with a large reserve of points, which she easily preserved.
We now boast a large quantity of rating points following the Panevėžys tournament.
By Kirill Karin