Ruta del Sol: Samoilau the fastest in TT among the “riders in orange”

It was not the best day of time trial racing for CCC Sprandi Polkowice riders on stage 1b of Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol. Branislau Samoilau was the fastest among “riders in orange” and was ranked in 55th place.

Łukasz Owsian didn’t start in the time trial duo to crash that he had taken part in on stage 1a. He received 12 stitches in his knee and was unable to continue to race. Stefan Schumacher and Adrian Honkisz who were also involved in the crash didn’t suffer that serious injuries and raced against the clock. Schumacher who specializes in time trialing was not able to show his skills though.

Branislau Samoilau set the best time among all the CCC Sprandi Polkowice riders and was 55th, 39 seconds behind the winner Javier Moreno (Movistar). Alberto Contador (Tinkoff – Saxo) who was 4th, became the new leader of the race.

Results of stage 1b Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol

1. Javier Moreno (Movistar)

2. Wilco Kelderman (Team LottoNL-Jumbo)

3. Jérome Coppel (IAM Cycling)

55. Branislau Samoilau 0:39

78. Maciej Paterski 0:55

97. Grega Bole 0:56

118. Sylwester Szmyd 1:04

143. Adrian Honkisz 1:28

145. Stefan Schumacher 1:41

DNS Łukasz Owsian