The Russian track cycling championship in the Olympic disciplines has ended in St. Petersburg. The Marathon-Tula cycling team, which was created in 2017, won eight medals and came third in the unofficial championship team placing.
The recently created Marathon-Tula team won 1 gold, 3 silver, and 4 bronze medals. The managers of the team, which had entered the Russian championship for the first time, believe the results foretell an optimistic future, because 90% of the Marathon-Tula team are recent junior league cyclists who are just embarking on their elite future (the team's average age is 21).
Tatyana Kiselyova won two silver and one bronze medal in all three women's sprint races – team sprint, sprint, and keirin.
Alexander Dubchenko came second in the individual sprint and third in keirin.
In the tempo races, Maxim Piskunov and Denis Nekrasov brought the team a gold in the madison, and Maximum Piskunov also managed to win a bronze in the omnium.