Another two Spanish races await CCC Sprandi Polkowice riders this weekend. After Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, they will take part in one day events – Vuelta Ciclista a la Región de Murcia “Costa Calida” (11.02) and Clasica de Almeria (12.02).
The race around Murcia is held in hilly terrain and despite flat finale it’s always the climbers or classic specialists who are battling for the win. The bunch usually breaks apart on 10-kilometer, cat.1 climb to Alto de Collado Bermejo. Almeria is more sprinters-friendly, as few categorized climbs (cat. 2 and 3.) are not enough to get rid of fastest riders and to shatter the field.
The lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for these two races will consist in some degree of riders, who have already competed this season, in Valencia: Łukasz Owsian, Maciej Paterski, Jan Tratnik and Felix Grossschartner. In Murcia they will be joined by Marcin Mrożek, Piotr Brożyna and Leszek Pluciński, and the latter will be replaced the next day by Kamil Małecki.
“The orange squad” has good record in both Spanish one-day races, as they have finished in top “15” on a regular basis in the past. Owsian was 15th in Murcia in 2016, while Paterski claimed 6th in 2015 and 11th in Almeria, the same year.
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for Vuelta Ciclista a la Región de Murcia “Costa Calida” (11.02, 1.1): Łukasz Owsian, Maciej Paterski, Jan Tratnik, Felix Grossschartner, Marcin Mrożek, Piotr Brożyna, Leszek Pluciński
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for Clasica de Almeria (12.02, 1.1): Łukasz Owsian, Maciej Paterski, Jan Tratnik, Felix Grossschartner, Marcin Mrożek, Piotr Brożyna, Kamil Małecki