International three stages long Baltic Chain Tour ended today in Valga, Estonia. Stage started and finished in Estonia, but most of it was ridden on the roads of Latvia. 180km long battle was won by Swedish chanpion Alexander Gingsjö (Tre Berg-Bianchi), general classification winner was Ukrainian Andrei Kulik (Kolss-BDC).
GC winner kulik was seventh today losing to gingsjö with 21 seconds. Kulik was also the most competitive rider of the tour.
Last stage was dominated by six rider break-away group, who were able to take the lead just after the start. Latvian Armands Becis (rietumu-Delfin) won both intermediate sprints in Smiltene and Strenci and secured most active rider green jersey. After second intermediate sprint Becis decided to drop from leader group letting other five riders to compete for the stage victory. Fastest legs had Gingsjö who won his fifth UCI victory. Gingsjö dominated stage at Baltic Chain Tour also in 2012. 15 seconds after Gingsjö came German National Team rider Theo Reinhardt and 2 seconds behind him Mathew Zenovich (CCT Champion System). Best young rider was Gustav Höög.