Tomasz Marczyński from the group of CCC Polsat Polkowice won in Złotoryja the title of the champion of Poland of elite in the massed start race. The silver medal was won by his team-mate Tomasz Smoleń and on the lowest step of the podium stood Maciej Paterski (Liquigas Cannondale). The double champion of Poland advanced to the position of the vice-leader of BGŻ Pro-Liga, his team-mate Łukasz Bodnar remained the leader.
The championships of Poland in the massed start that finished on Sunday ended with a success of the CCC Polsat Polkowice group, in particular Tomasz Marczyński. One of the ‘orange’ team’s leader, who won in the previous race of BGŻ ProLiga – Małopolski Wyścig Górski, reached for two titles of the champion of Poland, both in the individual time trial, and in the massed-start race.
The time trial, held on Thursday, ended with a double success of the team led by sports managers Piotr Wadecki and Robert Krajewski. The gold medal and the title of the champion of Poland was won by Tomasz Marczyński, before his team-mate, the leader of BGŻ ProLiga Łukasz Bodnar. On the lowest step of the podium there was Wojciech Ziółkowski from the BDC group.
From the beginning of the Sunday massed start race the cyclists from Polkowice were active. In the first break-away of 16 cyclists there were as many as six cyclists from Polkowice. In the longest break-away a cyclist of that team, Jacek Morajko, took part. The defendant of the title of the champion of Poland, the winner of the Pro-Liga cycle in 2010 rode away with Dariusz Baranowski (Team BDC) and Michał Kwiatkowski (Team RadioShack).
The escaping threesome got caught in the last lap, and in the home stretch again the CCC Polsat Polkowice cyclists had the upper hand, taking, like during the time trial, the first two places. The winner, for the second time during these championships, was Tomasz Marczyński, taking over Tomasz Smoleń. The third place was taken by Maciej Paterski (Liquigas Cannondale), who is soon going to take part in Tour de France.
After the championships of Poland Łukasz Bodnar is still the leader of BGŻ ProLiga, taking over as many as three of his team-mates. The victory in Małopolski Wyścig Górski and both races for the championship of Poland brought the position of the vice-leader to Tomasz Marczyński, who is only 18 points behind the leader. The third place is being held by Marek Rutkiewicz (41 points behind the winner) and the fourth one is the vice-champion of Poland Tomasz Smoleń, who is further behind: 91 points.
The next race belonging to the cycle of BGŻ ProLiga is the Race of Solidarity and Olympics, which will be held from 29 June to 2 July 2011.
The classification of BGŻ ProLiga after the Championships of Poland
1 Łukasz Bodnar (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 161
2 Tomasz Marczyński (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 143
3 Marek Rutkiewicz (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 120
4 Tomasz Smoleń (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 70
5 Robert Radosz (BDC Team) 50
6 Adrian Kurek (Océane Cycle Poitevin) 38
7 Maciej Paterski (Liquigas Cannondale) 35
8 Krzysztof Jeżowski (Bank BGŻ) 30
– Tomasz Kiendyś (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 30
– Bartłomiej Matysiak (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 30
– Michał Gołaś (Team Vacansoleil) 30
12 Paweł Cieślik (Bank BGŻ) 27
13 Marek Cichosz (Legia Felt) 25
– Wojciech Ziółkowski (Team BDC) 25
15 Mariusz Gil (Baboco Cycling Team) 24
16 Michał Podlaski (KS Pogoń Aktio Group Mostostal Puławy) 20
17 Błażej Janiaczyk (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 16
18 Jacek Morajko (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 15
– Paweł Franczak (Ziemia Brzeska) 15
– Damian Walczak (BDC Team) 15
– Marcin Sapa (Team BDC) 15
– Adam Pierzga (GK Gliwice) 15
23 Jarosław Dąbrowski (TKK Pacific Kvis Norda Toruń) 11
– Sylwester Janiszewski (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 11
25 Mariusz Witecki (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 8
– Mateusz Nowak (KTK Kalisz) 8
27 Dariusz Rudnicki (BDC Team) 5
28 Grzegorz Haba (KS Pogoń Aktio Group Mostostal Puławy) 3
– Grzegorz Stępniak (ALKS Stal Ocetix Iglotex Grudziądz) 3
– Jarosław Rębiewski (Bank BGŻ) 3
– Krzysztof Szczawiński (Team Miche) 3
32 Paweł Bernas (GK Kellys Cartusia Kartuzy) 1
– Bartosz Huzarski (Team NetApp) 1