A year ago in Copenhagen Marek Rutkiewicz was the best our representative, also at the world championships in Valkenburg “Rutek” was ranked highest of the Polish cyclists. But our appetite was much greater.
CCC Polsat Polkowice competitor came on the 46th position. At the finish line he was very upset, not to say angry. On the penultimate uphill into the Cauberg because of the bicycle’s defect his hopes for a better result was vanished.
– I am angry at this crucial moment I had bad luck. I dropped the chain, it could not be put back relatively quickly. All the time I thought I was awake. And here’s the disaster. I have no words – said Rutkiewicz.
Polish mountain champion was riding alone has reached to a group with Michał Gołaś and Jarosław Marycz, but he had no chance to jump to the forefront. – In front rode extremely strong group, the rate was very high.
At the beginning of the competition Rutkiewicz wasn’t feeling well. – But from round to round it was getting better. Too bad missed opportunity. There was possibility for higher place.