After two successful performances – in Bałtyk – Karkonosze Tour and Tour of Estonia – CCC Sprandi Polkowice will take on one-day Belgian event, De Carrefour Market Heistse Pijl. The 1.1 race will be held on June 4th.
De Carrefour Market Heistse Pijl features 195-kilometer course, which includes 8 laps, 16,6 kilometers each. The profile is quite undulating and the roads are in some cases paved with cobblestones. For that reason, the bunch gallop is less likely to happen. In the previous years, the race would usually end with a sprint from a small group.
Despite the fact, that the race was not part of the UCI calendar before, it drew some of the biggest names of cycling. Tom Boonen and Greg Van Avermaet were among those who claimed a win in this event.
in Belgium “the orange squad” will be led by Maciej Paterski. He has showcased solid form during Bałtyk – Karkonosze Tour, which wrapped a few days ago. The Polish rider won one of the stages, everyday finished inside the top 6 and took 2nd overall.
The lineup for Heistse Pijl includes some of the fastest riders in Poland – Alan Banaszek, Eryk Latoń, Bartłomiej Matysiak and Grzegorz Stępniak. The latter will enter the competition at good shape and with victory in Tour of Estonia under his belt. Kamil Małecki, Josef Cerny and Adrian Kurek will try to make their presence known by aggressive ride and attempting to get into the breakaways.
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for De Carrefour Market Heistse Pijl (1.1, 4.06): Maciej Paterski, Grzegorz Stępniak, Bartłomiej Matysiak, Eryk Latoń, Alan Banaszek, Josef Cerny, Adrian Kurek, Kamil Małecki.