Madis Mihkels finished 6th of the Tour du Loir-et-Cher.

The fifth and last stage was a 97km long street race with a 800m long climb in the center of Blois. Riders had to cover 13 laps with intermediate sprints on the 1st, 3rd and 6th lap. Madis got 2 bonification seconds in the first sprint, but he didn't have legs for more today and in the final he sprinted to 10th. It meant that he lost the best young rider's jersey to Ag2 Citroen U23 team's French puncheur Retailleau Valentin who climbed to the podium also in the GC thanks to the bonification seconds he won with the intermediate sprints and the final.

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The boys were happy to get this tour in to their legs before next week's Tour de Bretagne (UCI 2.2), the biggest race they have ever been. It will be seven days of hilly racing with a high quality field. Estonian boys will meet their old friends there as Markus Pajur will be racing with Team Arkea Samsic (Pro Continental) and Norman Vahtra with Go Sport - Roubaix Lille Metropole (Continental).