Kazakh rider 2nd in uphill final of Alula Tour Stage 2

Photo credit: Qazaqstan Astana Team

The African champion Henok Mulubrhan brought the first podium place in 2024 to Astana Qazaqstan Team, finishing second in Stage Two of the AlUla Tour in Saudi Arabia, Kazinform News Agency cites the club’s press service.

The stage ended on the top of a 3-km-long uncategorized climb at the point of 1000 meters above the sea level. Nicolas Vinokurov and Alessandro Romele brought Mulubrhan to a good position with some 2 km to go, while later in the sprint from a reduced peloton Henok launched a powerful sprint to finish second.

“Actually, I am happy with my performance today. Well, I’d like to take a win, however a podium place today after such a tough stage is a nice thing too. Indeed, it was a hard day on the road because of the wind and tension in the peloton all the way from start to finish, also the final accent was pretty fast and tough. But I want to thank all my team for a great support during the whole day. The guys did an amazing job right from the start. In every moment of the stage, I was well protected in the peloton, my teammates fully controlled the situation, helping me to save some energy and also to keep my position in the front. It was a good day for us and now I am looking forward to the next days here at the AlUla Tour”, said Henok Mulubrhan.

After two days Henok Mulubrhan moved up to the third place in the General Classification of the race.

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