Grega Bole (Vini Fantini Nippo) was the winner of the 1st stage race Trail Grodów Piastowskich and took the lead in the general classification. Davide Rebellin finished at the second place.
From the royal stage with the start in Swidnica and finish in Dzierżoniów, started 49 edition of the race trail Grodów Piastowskich. That first day, the riders have to overcome 157 kilometers route and with mountain passes: Walimską, Srebrnogórska, Jugowską, Woliborską and Sokola.
Already in the early kilometers of the route, when the peloton left Swidnica began the first attempts of attacks. Orange cyclists started attacking and the first who attacked was Maciek Paterski. He didn’t stay too long in the front, and after a short time he was ” caught ” by the peloton. Successful running away group of 10 cyclists was also initiated by the CCC riders in particular by Bartek Matysiak riding in the golden jersey of the race leader. At the uphill into the first mountain bonus in Modliszewice departed: Bartlomiej Matysiak and Lukasz Owsian (both CCC Polsat Polkowice ), Pawel Brylowski ( Activejet Team), Pawel Bernas and Jaroslaw Kowalczyk ( BDC MarcPol Team), Gutierrez Zaballa ( Christina Watches – Kuma ), Alessandro Bisolti ( Vini Fantini ? Nippo – De Rosa ), Morata Cuadros ( Etixx ), Yuriy Vasyliv (Team Stolting) and Florian Schipflinger (Tirol Cycling Team ). Finally, the escapees were caught around the Zabkowice Ślaskie. Maciek Paterski attacked again and with him Lukasz Owsian. Very active during the whole of today’s stage was Bartek Matysiak. The award- initiated escape and won two of the three volatile premiums.
The fate of consecutive victories decided to escape, which was formed on the 125 kilometer route in the uphill under the mountain pass Jugowską . For this departure , which also initiated CCC riders took until three riders ‘orange’ . They were: Matthew Taciak , Davide Rebellin and Marek Rutkiewicz , and Silvio Herklotz ( Stölting ), Jan Hirt ( Etixx ) and Antonio Santoro ( Meridiana ) , Grega Bole ( Vini Fantini Nippo ) and Josef Benetseder (Tirol Cycling Team ) .
The attack was so strong that a group of 8 pretty quickly gained the upper hand, which reached about 1.5 minutes. Although the back of the hard work the riders BDC MarcPol , escape reunites riders to the finish line and finish played among themselves .
Trail race winner 1.etapu Grodów Piastowskich was Greg Bole ( Vini Fantini Nippo ) . In the sprint duel defeated Davide Rebellin (CCC) and Josef Benetsedera (Tirol Cycling Team ) .
The leader of the race was Greg Bole and tomorrow , the second phase will be riding in a gold shirt.