— Baltic Chain Tour —

About the Tour

Baltic Chain Tour is UCI 2.2 category cycling tour, which takes place in 3 countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 20 teams has been invited b the organizers with six riders from each team, in total up to 25 teams will start the tour.

Stages in 2018:

EST 23.08 18:00 Prologue 4,6 km ( Pirita, Tallinn)

EST 24.08. 11:00 Tallinn-Tallinn 160 km

LAT 25.08 11:00 Valmiera - Sigulda 155 km

LIT 26.08 10:00 Panevezys - Vilnius 160 km

Total: 481 km

Baltic Chain Story

Three Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - demonstrated their solidarity in their quest for independence by forming a human chain on August 23, 1989. Approximately 2 million people joined their hands that day. The extraordinary event drew global attention and finally led to the Baltic States regaining their independence. The human chain spanning over 600 kilometers was registered in The Guinness Book of Records.

The joint Baltic cycling tour has a long history. The tradition began in the 1955 and was broken in 1987. On November 4, 2010 in Riga, the presidents of three national cycling unions signed a cooperation agreement to restore the tradition of the Baltic cycling tour.

From August 2011, Baltic Chain Tour marks the anniversary of the Baltic Chain. It is also one of the longest annual cycling tours in the Northern Europe. Baltic Chain Tour belongs to UCI 2.2 category cycling tours.