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Bałtyk-Karkonosze: the time trial for Cieślik, Rutkiewicz second

The rider of BGŻ Team, Paweł Cieślik, became the winner of stage 7 of the Bałtyk-Karkonosze race which was an individual time trial. He defeated two riders of the CCC Polsat Polkowice team, Marek Rutkiewicz and Nikolay Mihaylov.

Before the noon the next, 7th stage of the Bałtyk-Karkonosze Tour race was held. It was an individual time trial from Kowary to the Okraj Mountain Pass. The cyclists rode a distance of 11.6 kilometres and the whole route was ascending, with an average inclination over 6 %, and at places the inclination was about 12%.

The best time at the Okraj Mountain Pass, where the finishing line of the time trial was located, was gained by the rider of BGŻ Team, Paweł Cieślik. He won by 5 seconds over Marek Rutkiewicz (CCC Polsat Polkowice) and another rider of the ‘orange’ team Nikolay Mihaylov.

In the general classification the leading was taken over by Paweł Cieślik, who is overtaking Marek Rutkiewicz and Tomasz Kiendyś (both CCC Polsat Polkowice).

In the afternoon the last stage of the race is going to take place, from Kowary to Karpacz. The riders will cover a small distance of 82 kilometres with very difficult uphill stretches for the climbs, and with the finishing line in Karpacz at Orlinek.