Adrian Kurek (CCC Polsat Polkowice), who represents University of Economy in Bydgoszcz claimed bronze medal in the individual time trial. Petr Vakoc from Czech Republic became the world champion.
Adrian Kurek was among three students who represented Poland in the ITT. The race was held in Jelenia Gora and was 23 kilometer long. There was one hill on the course, to Borowice. CCC Polsat Polkowice rider covered that distance in 33 minutes and 45 seconds. For a long time that was the best results, but eventually Kurek ended up in third place, winning bronze model. The gold was won by Peter Vakoc, who is riding for UCI WorldTour team, Omega Pharma – Quick Step. The second fastest men of the day was Tim Gebauer, German from Team Stolting.
It was very hard, technical time trial – said Kurek afterwards. – There was one climb to Borowice and a descent through Sosnowka. I knew that terrain because every year I come here for winter training camps.
I felt good before the start. After Polish championship I took few days off but I entered the TT in a good condition. I takled the Borowice climb with high pace, so I didn’t lose too much time to the best climbers. The descent was very fast and technical. In one of the turns, my wheel slipped a little bit, but I managed to go all the way down with no crashes.
There is a little insufficiency because the time differences were very small and gold medal was in my reach. I’m happy with the final result though.
The world championship is well organized. The atmosphere is very nice, very academic-like. We all prove that it’s possible to study and by a professional athlete at the same. I want to thank my university AZS WSG Bydgoszcz and the chairman, Norbert Łysiak for helping me out combining those two activites.