Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle Aquitaine. Zhandos Bizhigitov in Top 10 of GC after opening stage
34th edition of Tour Poitou-Charentes en Nouvelle Aquitaine took start today in Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard. 199.9-kilometer-long opening stage was characterized by the flat route and finished with massive sprint in Royan.
Kazakh rider Zhandos Bizhigitov tried himself in the breakaway from the beginning of the day and took 3rd place at the first intermediate sprint before he was caught by the peloton after about 40 km of racing.