CCC at “Bergamaska”

31 March this year the 40th edition of the Settimana Ciclista Lombarda race by Bergamasca begins. For the first time three Polish professional teams will take part in this race: CCC Polsat Polkowice, Mróz ActiveJet and Aktio Group Mostostal Puławy. The team of CCC will comprise: Dariusz Batek, Łukasz Bodnar, Sylwester Janiszewski, Tomasz Marczyński, Tomasz Repiński, Adam Sznitko and Kamil Zieliński.

At the start of this 6-stage race there will be 193 cyclists from 25 cycling teams, and among them there will be a lot of famous racers. In the contest for the victory there will be such significant names as among others: Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli – Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni), Emanuele Sella (Carmiooro NGC), Riccardo Ricco (Ceramica Flaminia), as well as Poles from foreign teams: Przemysław Niemiec, Bartosz Huzarski and Michał Gołaś. One of the contenders for the victory is also Tomasz Marczyński , who has recently shown that he is in top form.

The race will start with a prologue – individual time trial. The racers will have a 6,6 km distance to cover, which will lead the to the Colle Gallo rise with the gain in altitude of 429 metres. Afterwards the racers will do five stages, 3 of which are hard mountain stages, and among them one has a finish line on the hilltop.

The programme of the race:

Prologue – Casazza – Colle Gallo km 6.6
Stage 1 – Calcinato – Calcinato 156,8 km
Stage 2 – Dalmine – Dalmine 174,4 km
Stage 3 – Lumezzane – Lumezzane 125,5 km
Stage 4 – Grumello del Monte – Grumello del Monte 152,8 km
Stage 5 – Montello – Bergamo 153 km