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Łukasz Bodnar: ‘I feel unsatisfied’

After the end of stage three, a short interview was given by Łukasz Bodnar (CCC Polsat Polkowice), who most of the stage was riding in a breakaway and he stood a big chance for winning the stage.

In today’s stage I wanted to show myself, and to fight for the victory. In the CCC Polsat Polkowice team we had had a plan to win today, although in fact we are counting on riding in the mountains. It is a pity it did not rain at the end, perhaps then I would have a better chance for reaching the finish line in the first place. I feel a bit unsatisfied with the fact that I did not manage to win, but I was really close – said, after the end of stage 2, Łukasz Bodnar, who took part in the breakaway.

– Did you hope to reach the finishing line alone after you left the breakaway?

I knew that when the advantage would reach one minute somebody would join me. I was very tired, though, and I got cramps. I thought I would not manage to reach the climb.

– How was the cooperation in the breakaway?

At the beginning it was great, but everything ended after the sprint stage. Everybody then wanted to ride away, and nobody wanted to work. For a cyclist such a situation is the worst, when the pace is irregular.

– What are your plans for the fourth stage to Cieszyn?

Tomorrow the roles in our team are going to change a bit. We will be helping Marek Rutkiewicz, on whom we are counting a lot. We have one more asset, namely Tomek Marczyński, who can also count for the fight for the final victory. Tomorrow we have to help Marek to reach the finishing line without any loss.

Source: “ASInfo”