On September 1, the 69th International Cycling Tour of Bulgaria ended. The final of the competition was in Momchilgrad, which happens for the first time in the long history of the forum.
Within 5 days, 120 cyclists from 20 teams from 3 continents and a total of 20 nationalities traveled over 800 km across Bulgaria. The tour was revived 3 years ago, thanks to the company with the longest history in insurance in Bulgaria – DZI. The company was once again a general partner of the initiative and showed its support for cycling in our country.
“This year’s Tour of Bulgaria was really spectacular and I’m glad that cycling has more and more fans who welcome us so warmly at the finals. DZI will continue to support BFC and assist in the development of this sport. I congratulate all participants for their incredible performance, motivation to win and excellent preparation, I believe that this is the example that teenagers should follow,” said Kosta Cholakov, CEO of DZI. In the fifth stage Chirpan-Momchilgrad with a length of 160 km the winner was Simon Rekita.
The winner of the yellow jersey was Kirilo Tsarenko from the Italian team Gallina Ecotek, who was also announced as the leader in the final ranking. Alexis Guerin from the Vorarlberg team and Francesco Di Felice from the Gallina Ecotek Lucchini Colosio team came in second and third, respectively. The green jersey for the best sprinter went to Baláš Rossa from the Hungarian Epronex team. The white jersey with red dots for the best climber went to Alexis Guerin from the Austrian Vorarlberg team. The best performing young competitor under 23 years of age, who became the winner of the white jersey, is the Ukrainian Kyrylo Tsarenko from the Italian Gallina Ecotek.
The chairman of the BFC – Dragomir Kuzov, thanked everyone involved in the implementation of the Tour and wished within the framework of the 70th anniversary edition of the initiative, which will be held in 2023. Bulgarian team to rank in the top three of the competition and to delight cycling lovers in our country.