CCC Sprandi Polkowice riders have another Belgian test ahead of them – this time at HC race, Brussels Cycling Classic (September 3rd).
This event is held on the roads surrounding Brussels, with the start in the center and the finish in the northwest part of the city. There are 13 typical Belgian climbs, called Les Cotes, on the menu, but despite such undulating terrain and 200 kilometers to cover the sprinters should play the roles of the favorites. In the previous years the race ended with a bunch gallop and was won by such riders as Andre Greipel, Tom Boonen, Robbie McEwen and Matthew Goss.
“”Orange squad” will try to thwart the sprinters and be aggressive. Maciej Paterski should be looking for his opportunities in the finale. He has showcased good form few days ago, finishing 6th in the UCI World Tour Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France and now he is expected to ride near the head of the bunch and launch attacks when a possibility occurs.
The other riders of Polkowice-based team will also approach the race with offensive mindset. There are two espoirs in the lineup – Patryk Stosz and Michał Paluta – slightly older Jakub Kaczmarek, as well as more experienced Jarosław Marycz, Bartłomiej Matysiak, Tomasz Kiendyś and Mateusz Taciak.
In this year’s edition 8 UCI World Tour squads have announced their participation. In total there will be 23 teams taking part.
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for Brussels Cycling Classic (September 3rd, 1.HC): Maciej Paterski, Jarosław Marycz, Bartłomiej Matysiak, Tomasz Kiendyś, Mateusz Taciak, Patryk Stosz, Michał Paluta, Jakub Kaczmarek