Mihkel Räim second in China's Tour of Tea Horse Road cycle race stage five

Mihkel Räim (front).
Mihkel Räim (front). Source: Mihkel Räim Official

Estonian cyclist Mihkel Räim finished second in a sprint finish in the fifth stage of the Tour of Tea Horse Road currently taking place in China.

Räim came second in a small group finish of the 93km stage five of the ongoing race.

Another Estonian, Gleb Karpenko, had broken away from the pack but was overtaken around 200m from the finish line.

Karpenko finished 13th in the end.

First place for the stage went to Petr Rikunov (Russia) (2:02.14), while Oleksandr Prevar (Ukraine) remains overall table leader, Räim third and Karpenko sixth.

There are four stages remaining in the race, which runs to Sunday.

The official race site is here.

The original Tea Horse Road was a network of trade routes in Southern China. The current race takes place around the city of Ya'an, Sichuan province.


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