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Bałtyk – Karkonosze – Mateusz Taciak is the leader after the mountain time trail

Mateusz Taciak (CCC Polsat Polkowice) won the seventh stage of the race Baltic – Giant Tour – time trial up the hill and took the lead in the overall standings.

Before the mountain “time trial”, leading from the pass Kowar Okraj (11.6 km), Taciak was second, with a loss of 17 seconds to lead Kamila Gradka (BDC MarcPol). Gradek, who won the third stage of the race, a flat time trial in Novograd and won the yellow jersey of Bank BGZ, this time had to acknowledge the superiority of a more experienced colleague. A young, 22-year-old cyclist BDC MarcPol took the seventh stage of the sixth, dropping to third place in the overall standings.

In a tough uphill on Okraj ((average gradient of more than five percent, the maximum – 12 percent) ahead of Mark Cieślik Taciak crew Bank BGZ and teammate, winner of last year’s Baltic – Giant, Bulgarian Nikolay Mihaylov.

The classification of the seven stages Taciak 56 seconds ahead of Mikhailov and 1.08 Kamila Gradka. Matthew Taciak not only won more points for the BGZ ProLigi, which is number two, second mate of the team Mark Rutkiewiczowi, but to stand a great chance of winning the whole event.
By the end of the traditional race remains there is only one stage, which takes place on Saturday afternoon and runs from Piechowice to Karpacz (89.5 km). On the way there are as many as four mountain bonuses, but the high form Taciak and his colleagues at CCC Polsat Polkowice makes it difficult for them to snatch victory.