Anatoly Pakhtusov: "In these races all the team has to decide"
This year's grand prize "Grand Prix of Donetsk" is the capital of Donbass. Anatoly Pakhtusov rehabilitated ISD Continental Team after last year's race, when on the podium was not one of Donetsk rider. As usual in cycling, at the award ceremony said teamwork through which became possible triumph.
- I rode this race for the fifth time, the route is familiar to me, - said Anatoly press after being awarded the coveted trophy. - Specificity is the end line, where the cobbled area. It unsettling, and wins the one who will have more power. On the one hand, the route is not for me, but the ending with the rise. I tried to drive off, I did. Today was a strong race, with a relatively high average speed, despite the fact that the wind Donetsk, as usual, tore back of the field. Team has to decide the outcome of the race. In this race are important steps each team member. This is not a mountain trail, where the outcome is determined by the willingness particular rider. On a windy, flat track is important that the whole team worked well.
- The victory was unexpected?
- I have to get in shape gradually, before the "Grand Prix of Sochi," where was the sixth in the general classification. Donetsk before the race felt good, the race went, was the process, and it came to win. So the result is a natural, but pleasant.
- What settings gave coach before the start?
- We had to keep Vitaly Popkov, Alexander Sheydika. But in the race there was an unpleasant moment that knocked us out of the rut. In the back of the field Turkish racer something not shared with Dima Krivtsov and just hit it on the steering wheel with his foot. Dima greatly fallen, was suspected of having a broken arm, but nothing happened.
- The team has had a strong resistance Kolss masters track?
- Yes, and in the beginning everything was going against us, and it is in favor of the team's performance. There was a separation, in which most of the riders were Kolss, but before arriving in Donetsk our guys put pressure and caught him.