CCC Polsat Polkowice team took 10th place in the time trial at the Giro di Padania. The team time trial won Colnago-CSF before Androni-Venezuela team and Liquigas-Cannondale team.
Sony Colbrelli, thanks to the victory of his team – Colnago-CSF on the aternoon drive time, leads after the first day of competition in the Giro di Padania.
CCC Polsat Polkowice players who start the race composed of: Piotr Gawroński, Łukasz Owsian, Tomasz Kiendyś, Bartłomiej Matysiak, Nikolay Mihaylov, Marek Rutkiewicz, Grzegorz Stępniak, Mateusz Taciak, took the 10th place in the time trial.
In the morning the riders waited a short, rainy stage mass start. Despite a very active driving two players: Elchin Asadov (Specialized) and Julian Kerna (Leopard-Trek) – the finish decided to everything. Enrico Rossi – Italy (Meridiana) won, who defeated Massimo Graziato (Lampre-ISD) and Filippo Baggio (Utensilnord-Named).
In the afternoon, all the teams turned out for the launching ramp to overcome the 18 km time trial. Best time – 20:23 Italians’ work of Colnago-CSF, who defeated Androni Giocattoli by 4 seconds and Liguigas-Cannondale with Sylwester Szmyd by 7 second. At the 10th place were riders of CCC Polsat Polkowice. The riders of Piotr Wadecki lost 32 seconds to the best.
We ask CCC Polsat Polkowice Sport Director – Piotr Wadecki for a summary of the first day of the enforcement: The first flat stage, I can summarize briefly… it wasn’t raining, it was pouring, in such conditions was to be expected that the whole group will pass and the finish comes from peleton. The time trial route was technically difficult. Lots of curves and turns. We had some back luck, at the 2 km after the start Gawroński got the flat tyre. We didn’t wait – 18 km time trial was too short. This weakened the team, the entire route we drove in seven. We raced against the World Tour teams, soon we are going to start at the World Championship. We have to do a lot. First of all, we need to improve our cycling technique in a team. We have few days, so we are going to impove several elements. It wasn’t so bad, taking 9th place (at the time of the interview the official results weren’t known yet) and losing about 25 seconds to the winners. A lot of work ahead of us.
Top 10 team trial time:
1. Colnago-CSF 20’23”
2. Androni-Venezuela a 4″
3. Liquigas-Cannondale a 7″
4. Lampre-ISD a 20″
5. Acqua&Sapone a 24″
6. Farnese Vini-Selle Italia a 25″
7. Itera Katusha a 25″
8. Lokosphinx a 25″
9. Top Sport Vlaanderen a 26″
10. CCC Polsat Polkowice a 32″