Puchar Uzdrowisk Karpackich: Honkisz and Pluciński in top 10

Adrian Honkisz and Leszek Pluciński finished UCI 1.2 race, Puchar Uzdrowisk Karpackich inside the top 10.

The riders faced a hilly, 150-kilometer course from Jedlicze to Rymanów Zdrój. The race saw multiple attacks right from the get-go, but nobody was able to build bigger advantage than one minute. The largest gap of the first part of racing was recorded when an 18-man breakaway, with Adrian Kurek and Maciej Paterski, established 40-second lead.

The peloton led by SKC Tufo Prostejov was chasing hard though and caught the escape with 45 kilometers remaining.

Riders didn’t wait for another move too long. 13 men were involved in the next escape and again it included two CCC Sprandi Polkowice representatives – Leszek Pluciński and Adrian Honkisz. Michał Podlaski (Verva ActiveJet), Dominik Oborski (Domin Sport), Peeter Pruus (Rietumu – Delfin), Antonio Parrinello (d’Amico – Bottecchia) were also among the attackers and since the bunch was not interested in chasing, they built up 4-minute advantage.

The leading group split in the hilly finale and with 7km to go Parrinello took off solo. He managed to hold on and take the win. Pruus came in 2nd and Podlaski finished 3rd. CCC Sprandi Polkowice duo claimed spots inside the top 10 – Pluciński was 6th and Honkisz 7th (41 and 54s back).