Belarusian Karaliok won the first stage of Tour of Estonia

Photo: Tarmo Haud

Minsk Cycling Club’s cyclist Yauheni Karaliok won the first stage of this year’s Tour of Estonia, Tallinn-Tartu GP (200 km).

There were many breakaway attempts in today’s race, but as somehow expected it all came down to group finish. 21-year-old Belarusian Yauheni Karaliok showed the fastest legs in Tartu and finished ahead of Tour of Estonia 2016 champion, Grzegorz Stepniak (Wibatech) from Poland. Third place went to Dane Andreas Stokbro Nielsen (Riwal). Because of his success in the sprints, the overall leader of the tour is now Stepniak.

„It was difficult for others to get away from the peloton because the overall pace was high. Our goal was to leave it to group finish and bet on me. We succeeded,“ said today’s winner Karaliok.

Check out today’s results from HERE.

Tour of Estonia will end tomorrow with the Tartu GP, which will be cycled in 9,6 km lap in the streets of Tartu. There will be a total of 18 laps that will make together 172,8 km long distance.

More information: Tanel Rungi, Marketing and Communications, Club Tartu Maraton, ph: +37255568216, press at tartumaraton dot ee, www.tartumaraton.ee.