Today, the international many-day cycling race Baltic Chain Tour 2011 ended with the last stage (153 km) in Estonia. The first place in the total ranking to team Alpha Baltic/Unitymarathons.com.
Team Alpha Baltic/Unitymarathons.com got the first place in the total team ranking of the many-day cycling race with result 44 hours 13 minutes and 21 seconds. The second place – to the Ukrainian team Kolss Cycling Team, losing 7 minutes and 22 seconds, but Lithuanian team took the third place, losing to Latvian team 7 minutes and 56 seconds.
In Estonian stage, Ukrainian Volodymy Gomenuk got the first place, representative of team Alpha Baltic/Unitymarathons.com Erki Pütsep lost 11 seconds to him, but representative of Estonia Ivo Suur finished as the third.
Four cyclists broke away from the group in this stage – cyclist of Latvian team Alpha Baltic/Unitymarathons.com Erki Pütsep, cyclist of Ukrainian team Kolss Cycling Team Volodymy Gomenuk, Igor Boev from National Team of Russia, and Ivo Suur from Estonian team Nissan Proshop Team. Two laps before the finish Erki Pütsep and Volodymy Gomenuk broke away from this group, thus fighting for the first place.
Cyclist from Latvian team Alpha Baltic/Unitymarathons.com Erki Pütsep took the first place in the total ranking of the many-day cycling race with result 14 hours 39 minutes and 16 seconds. Pütsep was 39 seconds ahead of representative of Russian team Igor Boev, but Estonian Ivo Suur was the third in the total ranking. Another cyclist of team Alpha Baltic/Unitymarathons.com Andris Vosekalns took the fourth place, losing to Erki Pütsep 8 minutes and 42 seconds.
It should be mentioned that Andris Vosekalns was given the title of the best young cyclist. He also took the third place in the total ranking of the most active cyclists.
102 athletes from three Baltic States, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Belarus, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, and Russia participated in the Baltic Chain Tour 2011 cycling race.
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