Marczyński – the winner of the Lidice 2011 race.

Tomasz Marczyński became the winner of the 46th edition of the Lidice 2011 race. The cyclist of the CCC Polsat Polkowice team ensured himself a victory by winning the third and fourth stage of the Czech race.

From the very beginning of the race the cyclists of CCC Polsat Polkowice dominated its course. The only team that took up the fight was the Czech team of Dukla Praga with Milan Kadlec at the top. This time the cyclists from Polkowice turned out to be better. From the first stage of the race – the eleven-kilometre-long time trial – the ‘orange’ cyclists took over the leading. The time trial was won by Łukasz Bodnar and he became the first leader of the race. The next stage was won by Tomasz Smoleń, however, Łukasz Bodnar was still the leader.

During stage 3 of the race, leading along the laps around Milevsko, the cyclists rode a route of the total length of 136 kilometres (8 laps, 17 km each). The victory in this stage was determined by the break-away, in which there were four cyclists of CCC (Marczyński, Honkisz, Janiszewski and Bodnar), as well as two cyclists of Dukla Praga ( Kadlec and Hochmann). The escaping group gained a significant advantage over the peloton, that reached over 5 minutes.

The best cyclist at the finishing line in Milevsko turned out to be Tomasz Marczyński defeating the Czech cyclists from Dukla Praga. The second place was taken by Milan Kadlec and Jiri Hochmann was the third. In the general classification the leading was taken over by Tomasz Marczyński, who took the yellow jersey of the leader from Łukasz Bodnar, who withdrew from the race in order to take part in the classic cycle race in Leipzig.

Eventually winning the whole stage was taken by Tomasz Marczyński, by winning the last, fourth stage of the race, that was held along the 154.7 kilometres long circuitous route around Krivoklat.

Despite strenuous attempts on the part of the cyclists of Dukla Praga and other Czech cyclists Tomasz Marczyński and CCC Polsat Polkowice cyclists did not give the victory away. The Czech contestants could only enjoy the second place in the general classification for Milan Kadlec, who was the favourite of the Home team before the beginning of the race.