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Sibiu Cycling Tour. Max Walker wins the ITT

The rider of Astana Qazaqstan Development Team Max Walker won the individual time trial at the second day of racing in the Sibiu Cycling Tour.

The Romanian stage race started yesterday in Sibiu and had two half-stages today: the road race of 103 kilometers in the morning and a short but very technical ITT of 3,3 kilometers in the evening. After an impressive performance at the National Championships of Great Britain where Max claimed two medals (both in the individual and road race among Elite), today Max proved his form and achieved a stage victory in Romania.

“The half stages are difficult and honestly not my type. The first part in the morning was quite tough, especcialy in the end and yeah, I wanted to give it a try but it wasn’t successful, so I decided to focus as much as possible at the second half-stage. In the evening, I felt quite good and ready to race. The distance was short and featured a very technical second part with corners and cobbles, so I pushed as hard as I could in the first part of the distance and then tried to do my best on the technical part to keep my time. A victory as a result is a good way to finish this day of racing”, – said Max Walker.

Photo credits: Dragoș Dumitru