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Marczyński: ‘Not to lose the important seconds’

In Cieszyn Tomasz Marczyński (CCC Polsat Polkowice) took the seventeenth place. In the GC ‘Maniek’ is the highest classified of Poles.

– Before today’s stage you said that you would go calmly. And here you came in the first bigger group.

By saying ‘calmly’ I meant reaching the finishing line without stress and not losing any important seconds. I arrived in the first group, which was my aim, so I am satisfied. There’s nothing to complain about.

– Tomorrow another mountainous stage around Zakopane, where probably the selection of favourites will take place. Your leader is…

… Marek Rutkiewicz. We will of course lead ‘Rutek’ out and support him as a team, as much as it will be possible.

– This year you have already taken part in a dozen or so races, many of them Polish ones. How big are the differences between the domestic events and WorldTour? Surely big ones…

Of course, big ones. It is enough to have a look at the average speeds and everything becomes clearl However, I do not feel so much tired after four days of competing.

– You are classified in the highest position in the GC. What did you receive as an award on the Cieszyn podium?

I haven’t looked yet … DVDs, among others ‘Czas honoru’. I will see them when I have time. For the time being I am concentrating on the next two stages.

Source: “tdp2011.s24.pl”