Difficult and hilly GP Industria & Artigianato (4.03, 1.HC) awaits 7-man roster of CCC Sprandi Polkowice.
This year’s edition of Italian one-day event will be 36th, but for the “orange squad” it will be a debut. There are 200km on the menu, with start and finish in Larciano. The course consists of two parts – first half will be flat, while the second will run on a 27-kilometer lap, which will be covered four times. It includes 6-kilometer climb, which is hard enough to break the field apart.
CCC Sprandi Polkowice will approach this event without one definite leader, but with focus, determination and will to attack. Michal Schlegel in theory is the best climber on the lineup, but he is coming off a sickness, and it’s hard to predict how will he perform after short break from training and racing. Michał Paluta also had to deal with some health issues, but will be ready for the Sunday’s competition.
Łukasz Owsian, Piotr Brożyna and Leszek Pluciński cope well in demanding terrain and especially the former has showcased good form early in the season. Bunch sprint finish is unlikely, so Paweł Franczak and Kamil Małecki, will try to find another way to make their presence known by helping their teammates and battling to get into the breaks.
Race will be broadcast „live” on Eurosport Player (14:30-16:00).
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice to GP Industria & Artigianato (4.03, 1.HC): Łukasz Owsian, Piotr Brożyna, Leszek Pluciński, Michal Schlegel, Michał Paluta, Paweł Franczak, Kamil Małecki