Young squad, with addition of two more experienced riders, will compete in the upcoming two Visegrád races – Visegrad 4 Bicycle Race – GP Czech Republic (16.05) and GP Poland (17.05).
Four U23 riders will be racing in the Czech event – Tomasz Brożyna, Patryk Stosz, Jakub Kaczmarek i Michał Paluta. Leszek Pluciński and Adrian Honkisz, who have both taken part in the Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich held one week ago, are also in the lineup. They will be riding as a Polish National Team and will be representing red-and-white colors. In addition, Jan Hirt and last year’s winner, Josef Cerny, will race for the Czech National Team.
The riders will cover 180 kilometers. At 68km into the race the peloton will enter a hilly circuit around Kyjov, which will be tackled four times.
GP Poland should suit climbers more. It will be only 135km long, but it will feature 9 climbs. 8 of them will be located on the laps around Sosnówka – in Zachełmie and Borowice (both with max. 20%). Soon after the start the riders will hit the slopes of very well known Polish ascent to Orlinek, in Karpacz (6km long, max. 12%). The race will start and end in Jelenia Góra. The lineup for that event will be similar to the one from GP Czech Republic, although it won’t include Jakub Kaczmarek and Michała Paluta. Josef Cerny and Jan Hirt this time will be riding in the “orange colors”.
Lineup for Visegrad 4 Bicycle Race – GP Czech Republic (16.05, kat.1.2): Adrian Honkisz, Leszek Pluciński, Tomasz Brożyna, Patryk Stosz, Jakub Kaczmarek, Michał Paluta
Lineup for Visegrad 4 Bicycle Race – GP Poland (17.05, kat.1.2): Josef Cerny, Jan Hirt, Adrian Honkisz, Leszek Pluciński, Tomasz Brożyna, Patryk Stosz