Amazing job of Astana Pro Team riders, representing national team, Zhandos Bizhigitov, Daniil Fominykh and Dmitriy Gruzdev during the whole day finished with stunning sprint of Yevgeniy Gidich after 166.6 km of racing. All Astana Pro Team riders finished this race in Top 10, Bizhigitov was fouth, Gruzdev finished fifth and Fominykh – sixth.
- First of all, I would like to say a big thanks to my teammates, they did everything perfectly. Any of us could win today, we were four riders ahead. But luck smiled at me today, thanks a lot to the guys and staff of the team, this is our common victory! It was hard race today, very difficult to control, everyone wanted to attack. At the end it was a hard uphill finish after 15 km of climbing. As a result, it managed to win the gold medal for Kazakhstan and I am very happy with this result, - commented Yevgeniy Gidich after the finish.
Gidich finished the distance in Gazalkent in 4 hours 3 minutes 21 seconds, followed by the Chinese rider Lyu Xianjing and Chun Kai Feng from Chinese Taipei, who concluded the podium with 6 seconds behind the winner.
- I come to Asian championships to support our guys. Very proud of Kazakh riders, who show that they have the absolute superiority in Asia in all disciplines. The riders of Astana Pro Team won TTT, elite men individual and road races. Of course, this is a result of the fact that our riders have the opportunity to compete among the best riders in the world in the highest level of the world cycling, thanks to the support of our general partner Samruk-Kazyna. In general, for all the competition days the national team won 6 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals here. Of course, this is a big job and the Kazakhstan Cycling Federation, and the National Olympic Committee, and our team. Very pleased with the results of the Kazakhstan national team! - summarized the results of the Asian Cycling Championship the general manager of the team Alexandr Vinokurov.