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Cycling: Ukraine’s Vitali But wins 50th edition of Tour of Romania

Ukraine’s Vitali But (Kolss Cycling Team) won the 50th edition of the Tour of Romania on Saturday, this being the 27-year-old’s first victory in an important international competition, Agerpres informs. He took over the yellow jersey in stage 2 and then successfully defended it, including by winning stage 4. But will receive EUR 2,200 for his result, this being the prize offered to the winner of a category 2.2 Tour included in the UCI calendar.
Young Romanian cyclist Eduard Grosu (21) won a stage and finished on third place in two other stages, these results giving him the tricolor jersey offered to the best young Romanian athlete. Thanks to these results, he also finished second in the white jersey rankings for combativeness.
Stage 6 took place in Bucharest, around the Palace of Parliament, not from Buzau to Bucharest as initially planned, but was in turn cancelled on lap 19 (of the 25 planned) because of poor weather.
Vitali But topped the final rankings, followed by his teammate and fellow national Mihailo Kononenko (+14 seconds), by Serbia’s Ivan Stevic (Tusnad CT; +15 seconds), Moldova’s Sergiu Cioban (Tusnad CT; +21 seconds), Romania’s Oleg Berdos (Tusnad CT; +21 seconds) and Ukraine’s Andrii Vasiliuk (Kolss CT; +25 seconds).
In what concerns the winners of the jerseys, the final situation was the following: yellow jersey BRD Groupe Societe Generale – Vitali But (Ukraine, Kolss CT); white jersey TNT (combativeness) – George Bouglas (Greece, Tableware); red jersey Bellotto (sprinters) – Germany’s Henner Rodel (Univega); blue jersey Apemin Tusnad (best Romanian cyclist) – Oleg Bedros (Tusnad CT); tricolor jersey COSR (best Romanian cyclist under the age of 23) – Eduar Grosu; green jersey Mol Romania – Spain’s Victor De la Parte Gonzales (Tabelware).

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