Bizhigitov has passed the distance of 50 km in 1 hour 1 minute and 59 seconds.
- I was really motivated to do this race. Last year I was second here, so today I wanted very much to fight for a victory. After the Giro d’Italia I had enough time for rest and was able to recover well. At the distance I did my best, just pushed for 100% and this brought me the best time and final win. I am really happy with my first victory at the National Championships and I will be proud to wear the champion’s jersey in all time trials during the next year, - said Zhandos Bizhigitov.
It was a day of Astana Proteam at the National Championships in Almaty, since Nikita Stalnov and Artyom Zakharov completed the race podium with second and third places, respectively. Stalnov lost 11 seconds to Bizhigitov, while Zakharov finished 34 seconds behind the new champion.
Also, Daniil Fominykh, who had a flat tire on the distance, finished 5th.