Over 6600 riders took part in the 36th Tartu Rattaralli
Photo: Tarmo Haud
The 36th Tartu Rattaralli finished yesterday with the main distances. In total 6649 smaller and bigger cycling friends took part in the 36th Tartu Rattaralli's events.
On Sunday 1481 riders started the longer, 135 km distance while 1791 cyclists participated in the shorter, 62 km race. Rattaralli was won by Swede Jonas Ahlstrand.
On Saturday the TILLUrace and MINIrally took place – 3377 younger cyclists took part in these events. But the Estonian Cycling Weekend already started on Friday with the first stage of the Tour of Estonia. 20 year old local rider Karl Patrick Lauk took home the win in the first stage Tallinn-Tartu GP and also won the general classification on Saturday after the Tartu GP. In total 11 teams with 79 cyclists participated in the Tour of Estonia 2017.
Race director Indrek Kelk was happy with the weekend, especially with the safety aspect in the Rattaralli. „The most important thing is that the amount of people, who asked help from medical service, is smaller than last year. It shows that people are turning more attention to riding safely,“ said Kelk.
Tartu Marathon Cube leaders after Tartu Rattaralli are Rait Pallo and Eike Laidver. Next event in the Cube series is 11th Tartu Inline Skating Marathon on the 20th of August.