Tomasz Kiendyś nearly missed out on the win at Memoriał Grundmana i Wizowskiego – Grand Prix Doliny Baryczy, as he finished 2nd at the line.
The 170-kilometer race from Żmigród to Milicz had relatively flat profile and suited sprinters. It was held on three different laps.
In the first part of the competition 14 riders went clear. Later two escapees got dropped creating the main, 12-man breakaway of the day. Tomasz Kiendyś and Bartłomiej Matysiak were part of that escape, alongside Tomas Hacecky (Whirlpool Authoer), Kamil Zieliński (Domin Sport), Stanisław Aniołkowski (Verva ActiveJet) among others. At the halfway point the gap was reaching 2-minutes.
Despite the fact that almost every team had their representative in the front, the escape got caught with a long way to go. What turned out to be decisive move happened with 40km remaining, when Tomasz Kiendyś pulled away again with Hacecky, Paweł Charucki (Verva ActiveJet) and Dominik Oborski (Domin Sport). They managed to hold off the chasers and arrive at the line with 2:30 advantage.
In the end it came down to 4-man sprinting battle. Hacecky was the fastest in the tricky and twisty finale and earned a win. Kiendyś finished right behind him, in 2nd, while Charucki and Oborski took 3rd and 4th respectively.