Adrian Kurek, Mateusz Taciak, Tomasz Kiendyś and Jarosław Marycz defended the title and took the Polish Championship in Team Time Trial. Bronze medal in elite category and gold in U23 was also claimed by the young squad of CCC Sprandi Polkowice.
The team time trial was held, just like last year, around Godziesze Wielkie. The distance was longer though – it was 58 kilometers compered to 40 kilometers in 2014. Espoirs from CCC Sprandi Polkowice – Michał Paluta, Patryk Stosz, Eryk Latoń i Piotr Brożyna – were the first riders to start. Gold and bronze medalists from Friday’s duo time trial in U23 category didn’t disappoint and set very good time – 1.08.05. It was the best result until the first professional team – ActiveJet (Paweł Bernas, Kamil Gradek, Paweł Franczak, Łukasz Bodnar) – finished the TTT.
They bettered young riders’ time by 24 seconds. Last year’s champions took off as last, and arrived at the line right after their main rivals. The “orange squad” smashed ActiveJet’s result by 40 seconds and claimed the title for the second consecutive time.
Slightly less experienced riders from CCC Sprandi Polkowice finished the competition in 3rd, rounding out the podium in elite category. They also conquered gold in U23, beating TKK Pacific Nestle Fitness Toruń (Patryk Złotowicz, Mikołaj Gutek, Norbert Krakowski, Wojciech Franczak) and KK Tarnovia Tarnowo Podgórne (Marcin Karbowy, Wojciech Sykała, Kacper Kistowski, Borys Korczyński).
We started highly motivated with one though in our minds – to win. At every check point we were faster than other teams and solid, strong pace throughout the entire course enabled us to win. U23 riders also did very well and set great time, so we can be very happy about that today’s competition – said Adrian Kurek, member of the winning team.
CCC Sprandi Polkowice won 7 medals in total, during the Polish Championship in Duo and Team Time Trial (silver, bronze in elite, gold, bronze in U23 duo TT, and gold, bronze in elite and gold in U23 TTT).
Polish Championship in Duo and Team Time Trial, Godziesze Wielkie, 58km
1. CCC Sprandi Polkowice (Adrian Kurek, Mateusz Taciak, Tomasz Kiendyś, Jarosław Marycz) 1:07:01
2. ActiveJet (Paweł Bernas, Kamil Gradek, Paweł Franczak, Łukasz Bodnar) 1:07:41
3. CCC Sprandi Polkowice (Michał Paluta, Patryk Stosz, Eryk Latoń, Piotr Brożyna) 1:08:05