Mantas Bitinas and Aivaras Mikutis continue in their national team training camp in Turkey under the guidance of the Lithuanian ex-pro Gediminas Bagdonas. Today they took part in the GP Manavgat-Side (UCI 1.2) and formed a eight men breakaway group to ride for the win. Finally they settled for 4th and 5th. The 126km long race was won by Mamyr Stash in the small group sprint. Bitinas won the best U23 rider prize.
On the other side of the Europe, Team Ampler-Tartu2024 riders had a hard day in the Dutch crosswinds. The hard day saw finally many riders quit the race including our Markus Knaapi, Joonas Kurits and Artjom Köster.
Madis Mihkels, Pauls Rubenis and Alekss Krasts finished in the second group on the 39th, 40th and 41st position respectively. Alekss continues to wear the mountains classification leader's polka dot jersey.
The 182km long stage was won by the leader Elmar Reinders (Riwal Cycling Team).