Justas Beniušis – Lithuanian U23 road race vice-champion
Justas Beniušis (Klaipėda Cycling Team) became Lithuanian U23 road race vice-champion after 176 km race in Gargždai (Klaipėda distr.).
Venantas Lašinis (Staki – Technorama) won gold and Povilas Šideikis (Umarai) – bronze.
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Arvydas Birenis ranked fourth, Rojus Adomaitis – 11th and national junior champion Romas Zubrickas – 12th.
Ovearall, Klaipėda Cycling Team collected six medals in three days of the championship – one Gold, three Silver and two Bronze medals. J. Beniušis ranked third in the U23 classification a year ago.
Klaipėda Cycling Team coach Artūras Šiugždinis: I would estimate the results of my trainees as the Good ones. We took four medals during ITT. Both Arvydas Birenis and Denas Masiulis were very close to top podium place. A. Birenis, who entered U23 group this year, lost just 1.2 sec. to his almost two years elder rival. The best news, however, was Romas Zubrickas victory in the junior race.
Klaipėda Cycling Team U23 riders will participate in the night criterium Čempionu Kauss on 30th of June in Kuldiga (Latvia), whilst juniors will test their skills at Lithuanian junior games on 1st and 2nd of July. Later, on 4th of July, Klaipėda Cycling Team will depart to training camp in Belgium. Juniors will participate in the stage race Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich, which is included in the UCI calendar.