Solidarność race – Vitalij Popkov has won the first stage

The winner of the first Stage Race Solidarity and the Olympians was Vitalij Popkov (ISD Continental). At the finish line ahead of fellow Krosno escape Jonas Koch (LKT Brandenburg) and Jiri Hudeck (Bauknecht-Author).

The first, more than 230-kilometer stage 24 edition of the Race of Solidarity and the Olympians riders took off from Lublin. The route ran mostly on flat areas and only in the last 50 kilometers before the finish in Krosno, the first of the toughest climbs in Castle Kamieniec.

Shortly after the start of a sharp, which was located outside of Lublin, the peloton quickly imposed a high rate of driving. Launched numerous attacks which ended successfully departure of three riders. The escape took a Vitalij Popkov, Jonas Koch and Jiri Hudecek. Initially, they obtained a slight advantage that the passive behavior of the peloton began to expand quickly. Action three riders were apparently neglected by the peloton, which went fairly slow pace and the advantage of refugees continued to increase. After traveling half the distance advantage was more than 15 minutes.
When the first climbs, the peloton accelerated sharply and the advantage of escaping the three began to slowly decrease. The first advantage of the premium mountain was already eight minutes, which indicated that the flight can get to the finish line. The peloton got a little nervous, but there was still no cooperation by joint efforts to catch up with an escape. In the final stage of the refugees who were traveling in three almost 200 km, there was a shortage of power. Then Vitalij Popkov, which has retained most of the forces, decided to attack alone, leaving Love and Hudeck. The last mountain bonus Kamieńcu rode alone, with a detour to the loom was now certain that he will be a stage winner.The term in Krosno Vitalij Popkov alone drove ahead 1 minute. 42 sec. Jonas Koch and about 1 minute. 46 sec. Jiri Hudeck. The first group was the fastest pack Slovenian Matej Mugerli (Adria Mobil), with a loss of 2.11 to Popkova.

After the first Vitalij Popkov stage of the race, leading both in the individual as well as point and mountain. The leader of the youth is the second at the finish line in Krosno Jonas Koch.