Polish Championships in road cycling will kick off in Krokowa, were time trial will be carried out. Few days later, in Gdynia, new Polish champ will be crowned.
The battle for medals in TT will be held on a 19,8-kilometer lap, which will be covered by U23 and Elite category twice (39,6km in total). The course is gently undulating and there are three sharp turns (two of them are 180-degree turnarounds). Four medalists from previous Nationals will take on the race against the clock. After taking bronze in 2015 and silver in 2016, Michał Paluta will try to go for that coveted win. Last year’s winner, Patryk Stosz will try his chances for the first time in elite. He will approach the time trial alongside silver and bronze medalists from 2016 season, Marcin Białobłocki and Mateusz Taciak.
Piotr Brożyna (4th in 2016) and Kamil Małecki will also roll down the start ramp to fight for the podium in U23 category.
Road races will be held on the weekend. On Saturday, espoirs will face off each other on a 190-kilometer course, but this time it won’t include “orange youth”. They will join elite on Sunday. There two big laps on the menu (84km each), plus four 11-kilometer flat circuits in Gdynia. The race will feature some hills, but they shouldn’t be hard enough to shatter the field drastically.
Individual time trial:
21st June – U23 (39,6km) – Piotr Brożyna, Michał Paluta, Kamil Małecki
21st June – Elite (39,6km) – Marcin Białobłocki, Mateusz Taciak, Patryk Stosz
25th June – Elite (261km) – Leszek Pluciński, Maciej Paterski, Łukasz Owsian, Adrian Kurek, Jakub Kaczmarek, Marcin Białobłocki, Mateusz Taciak, Patryk Stosz, Piotr Brożyna, Michał Paluta, Kamil Małecki, Alan Banaszek