Asian Games. Alexey Lutsenko takes gold medal in the individual time trial
At the Asian Summer Games in Hangzhou, China, Alexey Lutsenko, representing Kazakhstan National Team, won the gold medal in the Elite Men Individual Time Trial of 39.6 km.
Astana Qazaqstan’s rider took a strong start in the race, showing the best intermediate time at 20.4 km – 24 minutes and 35 seconds. In the end, Lutsenko finished with the best final time 48 minutes and 5 seconds, showing great average speed 49.401 km/h on a hilly route.
For Alexey Lutsenko it is the third Asian Games gold medal in the individual time trial after his successes in Incheon, South Korea in 2014 and Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018.
“For me and our team the Asian Games was the biggest goal of the season. Actually we were preparing for this competition during the whole season to come here in the top form. It is an important start both for Kazakhstan and Astana Qazaqstan Team as our professional team represents our country all around the world. I am super happy and proud to bring this gold medal to our national team, to Kazakhstan. We elaborated a good plan for the race, and it worked very well. Now it is time for a short recovery before the road race on Thursday. It won’t be an easy race, but together with Yevgeniy Fedorov, Gleb Brussenskiy and Dmitriy Gruzdev we are motivated to give our all for the best possible result”, – said Alexey Lutsenko.
Photo credit: Kazakhstan Cycling Federation