The first high-altitude road cycling race “Baksan – Elbrus” has finished in Kabardino-Balkaria. This was reported by Vestnik Kavkaza.
It is specified that the participants finished at the foot of Elburz and covered 100 kilometers of the road. The victory was won by an athlete from Sevastopol Fedor Dayasov, who covered the entire distance in two hours and 52 minutes. In second place was Timofey Ivanov, a resident of Izhevsk, and Konstantin Shamrai, a participant from Pyatigorsk, closed the top three.
According to the portal “This is the Caucasus”, men from 18 years old who have the necessary equipment are allowed to compete.
“This race has a great future: it is a good track, a noticeable difference in altitude, in general Kabardino-Balkaria is the only region of the Caucasus with good conditions for such races, here over 100 kilometers the track changes dramatically, which makes it attractive,” said the member of the Presidium Cycling Federation, President of the KBR Triathlon Federation Ruslan Apshev.
A total of 50 applications were submitted to participate in the race. Athletes from the regions of the North Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory, Moscow, St. Petersburg, as well as cities of the Moscow region, Togliatti, Izhevsk and others competed in it. It is expected that the number of participants and the number of races will be increased next year.