On July 1st, CCC Sprandi Polkowice will kick off two stage races – Race of Solidarity and the Olympians and Romanian Sibiu Cycling Tour.
The race in Romania is very demanding and it features a lot of climbing. Five stages are on the menu, and two of them end with a long, steep ascent to Păltiniş and Balea Lac, which we know from previous editions – Piotr Wadecki, sporting director of CCC Sprandi Polkowice says. – Two other stages are undulating with a flat finish and the race opens up with a short prologue.
Davide Rebellin won Sibiu Tour two years ago, and last year finished second. This season he will be fighting for victory as well. He will be supported by 4th in the Polish championship, Marek Rutkiewicz, Czech U23 champion in time trial and silver medalist in road race, Josef Cerny and double Bulgarian champion, Nikolay Mihaylov.
Lineup for Sibiu Tour will be completed by Adrian Kurek, Piotr Brożyna and Christian Delle Stelle.
Program of the race:
July 1st – Prologue – Sibiu, 2,4km (ITT)
Jule 2nd – stage 1 – Sibiu – Mediaş – Sibiu, 224,2 km
July 3rd – stage 2 – Sibiu – Păltiniş, 154.4 km
July 4th – stage 3 – Sibiu – Bălea, 162 km
July 5th – stage 4 – Sibiu – Poplaca (circuit) – Slimnic – Sibiu, 143 km
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for Sibiu Cycling Tour (2.1 UCI): Davide Rebellin, Marek Rutkiewicz, Josef Cerny, Nikolay Mihaylov, Adrian Kurek, Piotr Brożyna, Christian Delle Stelle
Second part of the team will be racing in the Polish event, Race of Solidarity and the Olympians. During four days of racing the riders will tackle five stages.
There are three flat stages planned out, that’s why we’ve sent our sprinter, Grzegorz Stępniak, fast Eryk Latoń and lead-out specialist Tomasz Kiendyś. On the hilly stages Adrian Honkisz and U23 Polish champion in road race, Michał Paluta will try do deliver good result for the team. It will be very hard to take the overall win, since for many Polish teams, that race is one of the biggest goals of the season – Piotr Wadecki explains.
Program of the race:
July 1st – stage 1 – Lublin – Lublin, 126km
July 1st – stage 2 – Strzyżów – Krosno, 87,7km (hilly stage)
July 2nd – stage 3 – Nowy Sącz – Jaworzno, 189,2km (hilly stage)
July 3rd – stage 4 – Solec Zdrój – Kielce, 154km
July 4th – stage 5 – Radomosko-Łódź, 180,9km
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for Race of Solidarity and the Olympians (2.2 UCI): Grzegorz Stępniak, Eryk Latoń, Tomasz Kiendyś, Adrian Honkisz, Michał Paluta, Jakub Kaczmarek