Dahle-Flesjaa wins women's title

Estonians sweep top six men's places

The 12th annual SEB Tartu Rattamaraton doubled as the European Marathon Championships on Sunday. Norway's Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa won the women's race while three Estonians swept the podium for the men's race.

Allan Oras, Kalle Kriit and Caspar Austa went one-two-three in the men's race. Oras won with a time of 2:34:49, and Kriit followed in 2:34:53. The pair got away in the early kilometres of the race, and they soon built up a three-minute gap. Behind them, chasers in the main group failed to work together and no serious attempts to catch the two leaders transpired.

Nearer to the finish, Austa broke away from the rest of the chasers.

Closer to finish Caspar Austa teared away from the main group. He would finish 3:18 behind Oras.

Oras attributed his lead to riding a good tempo and a course with a fairly even landscape. "I yearned for this victory. The Tartu Maraton is a prestigious race, and winning it as the European Marathon, too, only made it better. I was racing for Estonia."

Estonia had a very good day, indeed. In addition to the top three spots, it also claimed fourth through sixth with Raido Kodanipork, Jaan Kirsipuu and Erki Pütsep. Austria's Alban Lakata was the top foreign finisher in seventh. He was followed by Andreas Kugler (Switzerland) and Hannes Genze
(Germany).

Dahle-Flesjaa won the women's race for Norway in 2:51:34. Poland's Maja Wloszczowska was second at 2:53:54, and Latvia's Ivanda Eiduka finished third (2:53:58).

The children's race featured 1,072 young cyclists for a 500m or 1km event and 572 for a 5.5km race.

Top club honors went to Rietumu Banka Riga of Latvia, followed by the Dutch National Team and the Estonian National Team..

In totaly, 5,092 racers from 18 countries competed on a 89km or 40km course.

Results

Elite women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjaa (Norway)2:51:34 
2Maja Wloszczowska (Poland)0:02:20 
3Ivanda Eiduka (Latvia)0:02:24 
4Maaris Meier (Estonia)0:04:18 
5Elisabeth Brandau (Germany)0:04:21 
6Laura Turpijn (Netherlands)0:05:42 
7Sally Bigham (Great Britain)0:05:43 
8Carina Ketonen (Finland)0:05:50 
9Magdalena Sadlecka (Poland)0:06:59 
10Linda Larsen (Norway)0:08:23 
11Ivonne Kraft (Germany)0:10:07 
12Lelde Tipane (Latvia)0:10:17 
13Arielle Boek-Van Meurs (Netherlands)0:12:31 
14Oksana Rybakova (Russian Federation)0:12:36 
15Magdalena Balana (Poland)0:14:19 
16Katazyna Sosna (Lithuania)0:15:39 
17Mara Leitane (Latvia)0:17:41 
18Tatjana Kaliakina (Lithuania)0:17:57 
19Alena Krnacova (Czech Republic)0:20:03 
20Maarja Kuuskvere (Estonia)0:26:37 
21Signe Parm (Estonia)0:27:27 
22Yelena Antonova (Kazakhstan)0:29:29 
23Roberta Pilkauskaite (Lithuania)0:29:35 
24Sinne Sõmmer (Estonia)0:32:41 
25Anda Savlenko (Latvia)  
26Laura Lepasalu (Estonia)0:34:04 
27Tea Lang (Estonia)0:45:03 
28Maris Nurm (Estonia)0:46:25 
Elite men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Allan Oras (Estonia)2:34:49 
2Kalle Kriit (Estonia)0:00:04 
3Caspar Austa (Estonia)0:03:18 
4Raido Kodanipork (Estonia)0:03:23 
5Jaan Kirsipuu (Estonia)0:03:35 
6Erki Pütsep (Estonia)  
7Alban Lakata (Austria)  
8Andreas Kugler (Switzerland)  
9Hannes Genze (Germany)  
10Alges Maasikmets (Estonia)  
11Bas Peters (Netherlands)  
12Axel Bult (Netherlands)  
13Thomas Dietsch (France)  
14Stefan Sahm (Germany)  
15Normunds Zviedris (Latvia)  
16Lars Ragnar Manengen (Norway)  
17Ramses Bekkenk (Netherlands)  
18Frank Schotman (Netherlands)  
19Daniel Federspiel (Austria)0:03:40 
20Jukka Vastaranta (Finland)0:04:19 
21Dmitrijs Sorokins (Latvia)  
22Ivan Seledkov (Russian Federation)0:04:52 
23Kalvis Eisaks (Latvia)  
24Jo Thorson Nordskar (Norway)  
25Markku Ainsalu (Estonia)0:05:44 
26Alexander Wetterhall (Sweden)0:06:51 
27Taavi Selder (Estonia)0:06:55 
28Indulis Bekmanis (Latvia)0:08:08 
29Janis Rezins (Latvia)0:08:09 
30Riivo Schumann (Estonia)  
31Ervins Smolins (Latvia)0:08:27 
32Roland Golderer (Germany)0:08:28 
33Helmet Tamkõrv (Estonia)0:08:31 
34Gunnar Grönlund (Sweden)0:08:52 
35Tomas Mice (Lithuania)  
36Raul Olle (Estonia)0:08:53 
37Karl Erik Nordengen (Norway)  
38Henri Ojala (Finland)  
39Ivo Suur (Estonia)0:09:04 
40Allar Karu (Estonia)0:12:28 
41Raivis Zimelis (Latvia)  
42Sami Tiainen (Finland)0:12:37 
43Gints Jakovels (Latvia)0:13:12 
44Jan Steffan Repshus (Norway)0:13:43 
45Indrek Rannama (Estonia)  
46Alexander Pscheidl (Germany)0:13:49 
47Paavo Hiltunen (Finland)0:13:53 
48Alexander Lomakin (Russian Federation)0:13:55 
49Martin Loo (Estonia)0:14:16 
50Taavi Veelmaa (Estonia)0:14:20 
51Simas Kondrotas (Lithuania)0:14:22 
52Raido Saar (Estonia)  
53Rainer Põvvat (Estonia)0:14:24 
54Janis Rezins (Latvia)0:14:51 
55Tauri Selder (Estonia)0:15:19 
56Dmitrijs Delinsh (Latvia)0:15:23 
57Dzintars Ositis (Latvia)0:15:52 
58Janar Jermakov (Estonia)0:17:03 
59Jarno Sarmalahti (Finland)0:17:53 
60Vahur Valvas (Estonia)0:18:05 
61Andris Smirnovs (Latvia)0:19:04 
62Jerry Oksman (Finland)0:19:05 
63Johannes Hovde (Norway)0:19:07 
64Anti Arumägi (Estonia)  
65Janis Teteris (Latvia)0:19:09 
66Sergejs Kulago (Latvia)0:19:12 
67Markus Loisl (Austria)0:19:15 
68Raimonds Brokans (Latvia)0:19:17 
69Riko Räim (Estonia)0:19:24 
70Erki Kukk (Estonia)0:19:53 
71Mikk Vaaks (Estonia)0:19:56 
72Aivars Bogdanovs (Latvia)0:20:01 
73Martin Sööt (Estonia)0:20:52 
74Rigo Räim (Estonia)  
75Mihkel Ronimois (Estonia)0:22:12 
76Kimmo Kananen (Finland)0:22:35 
77Gabriel Leppik (Estonia)0:23:31 
78Steven Puhm (Estonia)0:24:06 
79Heiki Lainevee (Estonia)0:24:38 
80Andrejus Dolgovas (Lithuania)0:26:21 
81Mehis Leigri (Estonia)0:28:35 
82Illar Lood (Estonia)0:29:44 
83Jan Schmidt (Germany)0:30:10 
84Christian Schneidawind (Germany)  
85Michal Kucewicz (Poland)0:32:06 
86Reijo Puhm (Estonia)0:32:12 
87Ardy Utar (Estonia)  
88Ugis Voicescuks (Latvia)0:32:20 
89Margus Magus (Estonia)0:32:22 
90Kenneth Flesja (Norway)0:32:31 
91Martins Biezais (Latvia)0:33:29 
92Egert Kivistik (Estonia)0:38:58 
93Andres Joost (Estonia)0:41:42 

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