On Friday, 19.04 in the night CCC Polsat Polkowice Team has got to Alania where on Sunday will start Tour of Turkey
In the afternoon, the Chopin airport in Warsaw gathered CCC players to start a trip to Turkey where he held 21-28.04 year. will be held the 49th edition of the cycling race – Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (UCI Cat 2 HC).
Sports director, Robert Krajewski, who for the next week will be “commanded” team, called the composition of riders: Paul Charuckiego, Piotr Gawronski, Thomas Kiendysia, Adrian Kurek, Jaroslaw Marycz, Nikolay Mihaylov and Grzegorz Nowak Matthew Stępniak.
Warsaw team said goodbye in the rain and temperatures for this time of year is not as high. We all hoped that in Turkey the temperature will be much higher and there will be sun, which in Poland this year is not enough. Flight to Antalya Flights to Istanbul and transfer to buses to Alanya ended after 12 hours of traveling late at night. Antalya “greeted” us too little rain, and when we got to the hotel in the small rain had become a downpour. Hoping that, the next day will be just the sun, very tired laid down to sleep.
After a good night’s sleep, on Saturday morning we were awakened by the sun already expected. Do not shine too much, because the sky appeared the cloud which meant that prevailed thermal comfort. It got to be very optimistic.
After breakfast and preparing the bike for service crew (Noah Klimczak, chamois and Christopher Robin Michael Ciesielski), the riders went for a ride to “stretch” the journey leg. At that time, director Robert Krajewski has notified the composition of the team to participate in the race and took part in the official briefing of all participants of the Tour of Turkey.
Race Around Turkey is really a tough race – said after the technical meeting sporting director, Robert Krajewski. The first two stages of the flat, fairly short, and here we can try to fight for the yellow jersey in one of four classifications. The steps where the fight for stage win may be on our best sprinter, Grzegorz Stepniak, but will have to roll a duel with sprinters such as Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) and Marcel Kittel (Argos Shimano). Stages of the seventh and eighth stages Sprint is also the chance for Grzegorz Stepniak. To be able to fight for their success, the rest of the team needs him very much help. In the overall race, their chances should look Jaroslaw Marycz and Adrian Kurek. The most difficult step that can lay down the general classification race is the third stage that ends up in the driveway Elmali. I think the whole team is geared to “combat” the race and being able to fight for the best result – ended Robert Krajewski.
Program of 49 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (kat. UCI 2 HC).
21.04, etap 1. – Alanya – Alanya, 143 km,
22.04, etap 2. – Alanya – Antalya, 150 km,
23.04, etap 3. – Antalya – Elmali, 153,5 km, (finisz na szczycie Elmali)
24.04, etap 4. – Göcek – Marmaris, 147 km,
25.04, etap 5. – Marmaris – Turgutreis, 183 km,
26.04, etap 6. – Bodrum – Sekcuk, 182 km,
27.04, etap 7. – Kusadasi – Izmir, 124,5 km,
28.04, etap 8. – Istanbul – Istanbul, 121 km,