- It was a good race for me. In the beginning, I was able to catch the first break, while later, when the second group went away, I had forces to follow it. With more or less 4 laps to go I did an attack, because I saw our group doesn’t have many chances for success. I would prefer to attack a bit later, but that was the situation in the race. The only rider who could follow me was Alisher Zhumakan, he is a strong track rider. So, finally, we were able to go until the finish line and to play the victory. I am very happy with this win, this is my first success on the road. I am proud to wear the Kazakhstan champion’s jersey during the next year, - said Artyom Zakharov, who took the bronze medal in individual time trial three days ago.
Alisher Zhumakan finished second, while the race podium was completed with Grigoriy Shtein.
Today’s victory is the second win for Astana Proteam at the Kazakhstan National Championships after a powerful win of Zhandos Bizhigitov in ITT.