One of the highest-potential riders in Polish cycling, Szymon Sajnok has signed a 2-year deal with CCC Sprandi Polkowice.
Although we had announced finalizing the roster for the upcoming season, we decided to make one more addition to the squad. Szymon is extremely talented and we are very happy that he will join other espoirs on our team, Alan Banaszek and Kamil Małecki – DS of CCC Sprandi Polkowice, Piotr Wadecki explains. – We know how important it is to him to combine track and road cycling, as he’s been preparing for the Olympic games in Tokyo in 2020. We will help him achieving his aspirations and we believe that the combination of the right race program and support of our qualified staff, will result in further development of his talent.
In the last few months he made the cycling headlines thanks to his great results claimed on the track, but we believe that he can perform in the road cycling as well. He is a very good time trialist and can do well in tough, Belgian one-day races. He has some cyclo-cross experience and 5th place in juniors Paris-Roubaix under his belt.
I’m very happy with the decision I’ve made. Lately I’ve been circling around the world and that was not good for me – 20-year old Szymon Sajnok says. – CCC Sprandi Polkowice is a very stable team and I think everything will go the right direction. I want to develop as a road, but also a track cyclist.
Next season I want to show and prove myself as a CCC Sprandi Polkowice rider. I also hope to fulfill all my plans and goals.
I’m happy that I will join a good friend of mine, Alan Banaszek. If we are together in the lineup, it will be obvious who I will stay in a hotel room with during the race.
In 2017 Sajnok has been racing for continental Attaque Team Gusto, winning prologue of Tour de Kumano and silver medal in TT in U23 Polish championships. That was his another podium spot in the Nationals in that discipline, after taking gold in junior ranks in 2015.
He made the Polish National Team for the 2017 Tour de l’Avenir, alongside other riders of Polkowice-based squad, Michał Paluta, Piotr Brożyna and his friend from the track and high school, Alan Banaszek. Sajnok also took part in the world championships in Bergen, finishing time trial in 24th place.
Even though he recorded great results on the road, he claimed his most impressive achievements on the track. Being just 19-years old, he won two World Cup omnium races – in Los Angeles and Apeldoorn – and got silver in U23 European Championships in Italian Montichiari, in that same discipline. He was also second in World Cup in Pruszków, held just few days ago.