Ukrainian Title For Biriukova

Yuliia Biriukova kicked off her nationals week in the bests possible way by winning her first title in the Ukrainian time trial championship at a time when national pride is all the more meaningful.

“I am so happy to win my first title,” said Biriukova, the new senior national champ, after the race. “In the time trial, there was selection for Paris 2024 so I am very glad I managed to prove my quality.”

It was an extra special victory for Biriukova with her championships being hosted in her home city of Lviv on a 29.3km course.

“I tried to race at an even pace,” she explained of her effort, after racing to victory on the aerodynamically supreme Factor HANZŌ, twinned with the Smith Jetstream helmet.

The 26-year-old will aim for further success on June 22nd when she takes part in the road race, also held in Lviv. “This result gives me great confidence for the road race and I hope I can win another jersey.”

Biriukova will wear her country’s colours with great pride, now more than ever, with the flag representing the resilience and determination of her war-torn nation.

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