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Aleksandr Vlasov becomes new Russian ITT Champion

Astana – Premier Tech rider Aleksandr Vlasov became the new Russian National Champion, winning the individual time trial in Penza. Vlasov completed the 47-kilometre-long distance in 57 minutes and 48 seconds.

After his reign as Russian road race champion in 2019, this is the first ever national ITT title for Aleksandr.

“Actually, I liked the distance as it was quite long and a tough course. There were two laps with a few exhausting climbs. With several open parts on the course and a crosswind, the race was really demanding so you had to start with a good plan and to pace well to have enough energy for the second lap. Despite a big break after the Giro d’Italia, today I felt quite good and fresh. Well, right now I feel tired and my legs hurt a bit, but that’s normal. I am just coming back to training after the rest and I will need time to come in form, but in general I think I spent a good day on the road. I feel really happy and proud with my win and the title of the Russian Champion. That’s something special”, – said Aleksandr Vlasov.

Russian National Championships, individual time trial, 47 km. Penza.

Top-3: 1. Aleksandr Vlasov; 2. Artem Ovechkin (Terengganu Cycling Team); 3. Vladislav Duyunov (Moscow Region).

Photo: @FVSR.RU