Krister Raudsepp, winner of the Filter Road Cup 2013

   Krister Raudsepp is the winner of Filter Road Cup in season 2013. Here's an interview that took place in September 2013:
How important do you think the Filter Road Cup win was for your career- did it affect its course?
   This win was very sweet and I will remember it for a long time. It didn't affect the course of my career but still I gained some experience and self-confidence. However, I did have the chance to compete in Belgium amateur club Tomac Cycling Team thanks to Erki Pütsep. I will take maximum from the end of the season. My goal is to gain experience in Belgium. I will compete as much as possible and ride myself empty.

What do you remember most about the Cup?
   Of course I remember the stage win very well but also the most memorable was the Pandivere stage. A huge group rode away in front of me at the end of the stage and stayed out of reach. I still don't get it how did I not get with that group.

How attentively do you follow the news aroud the Filter Road Cup?

   I look through protocols after the stages and make necessary calculations about the result. Nothing more actually.

The number of stages in the Filter Road Cup has changed over the years. What do you think would be the optimal number of stages  and what kind of circuits should the Cup prefer?

   I think there should be an additional stage in September. A lot of people already ride mountain bikes then and participate in crosses but a cycling race would be a good change I think. Different kind of participants ride in cycling races thus a race something like Kuusalu stage would be appropriate. There was a little bit wind and forests while riding on laps and this should be executable for most.

What profession do you work in?
   I still do casual work at the moment and a little bit of profit comes from cycling.

Would you recommend youth and amateur cyclists to participate in the Filter Road Cup and why?
  Of course I do. This is a great chance to test yourself and enjoy everything that sporting offers. For youth a cycling race is a very good place to gain experience and get some speed to the legs.

Your message to the cycling folk?
   Finish is after the finish line - you always have to fight till the end!