Gazprom – RusVelo wins Russian National Championship
On Sunday 25th of June Gazprom – RusVelo prevailed in Russian national championship. Alexander Porsev became the champion and young Artem Nych took a silver medal.
From the very beginning of 192 kilometres route Gazprom – RusVelo riders were confidently controlling the situation. Artur Ershov made a plenty of condenders exhausted by showing a great performance in a solo breakaway. The tactic worked as planned, as on the concluding laps four out of five riders in a breakaway were from Gazprom – RusVelo: Artem Nych, Alexander Porsev, Ivan Rovny and Igor Boev. Alexander Porsev started the victorious attack three kilometres before the finish line.
That’s what Russian national champion Alexander Porsev said after his victory: “Honestly, I haven’t realized that I am the national champion yet. Throughout the whole race a competition was very intense and I gave it all to succeed. Without the superb efforts of the whole squad this victory and silver medal won’t be possible. Of course, it feels great to become a national champion and to bring such an important win for the team and our sponsor”.
The silver medalist Artem Nych also shared his emotions: “We are very glad to take over the victory and second place in the national championship. Even though the route seemed not really challenging, race went in a very high tempo with numerous attacks and no time for recovery. Fortunately, I had good legs and managed to clinch a podium. On the final laps we successfully used our numerical advantage, which resulted in a well-deserved victory and my second place. Also I would like to note a great organization of the competition, everything turned out perfectly”.