Tirreno-Adriatico: CCC Sprandi Polkowice 16th in the opening TTT

CCC Sprandi Polkowice kicked off Tirreno-Adiratico with 16th place in the opening team time trial. BMC Racing set the fastest time and Daniel Oss is the first leader’s jersey wearer.

The riders faced 22,7-kilometer route, which ran mostly along the coast. The terrain was completely flat and free of technical obstacles, as the road went straight most of the way, with a turnaround at the halfway point. CCC Sprandi Polkowice was the fifth team to start. Victor de la Parte, Davide Rebellin, Leszek Pluciński, Łukasz Owsian, Nikolay Mihaylov, Jarosław Marycz, Adrian Honkisz and Simone Ponzi were representing the orange colors. They posted a time of 24:59.

Honkisz, Ponzi and Pluciński gave their all in the first part of the time trial, to put the rest of the team in a good position to set a good result. When De la Parte, Rebellin, Mihaylov, Owsian and Marycz crossed the line, they were in 5th place. After the last team to take off, Astana, they were ranked 16th, 1:04 off the pace. The Polkowice-based squad defeated all of the Professional Continental teams and 3 World Tour teams.

BMC Racing claimed the win, beating Etixx-Quick Step and FDJ. Daniel Oss became the first leader of the race, as Marycz is the highest ranked CCC Sprandi Polkowice rider in general classification – he sits in 101st place.