Vuelta Andalucia: Valverde won the time trial, Morajko was 38th

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) was the winner of the prologue race Vuelta Andalucia, in which there was three miles individual time trial.

At the beginning of the competing in the race Vuelta Ciclista Andalucia Ruta del Sol was played as a prologue individual time trial. Cyclists have to beat 6-mile section of the route that led through the streets of San Fernando. It was a very flat and fast route and the only obstacles were the intersection of roundabouts where cyclists had to be careful.

For the time trial CCC Polsat Polkowice team joined composed of Davide Rebellin, Marek Rutkiewicz, Jacek Morajko, Adrian Kurek, Jarosław Marycz, Bartlomiej Matysiak and Grzegorz Stepniak.

The best was Alejandro Valverde, who the time trial beaten in 6 minutes and 46 seconds. The second result got Katusha team cyclist, Simon Spilak, who has been worse than Valverde about 2 seconds. American Tyler Farrar got 6 minutes 50 seconds. which gave him third place.

Among CCC Polsat Polkowice cyclists the best time achieved Jacek Morajko. Distance time trial beat in 5 minutes 7 seconds, which gave him 38th place.

The time trial began very fast Grzegorz Stepniak. However, the decline has wiped out getting a good time.

In this time trial I see the best chance of a good result – said Grzegorz Stepniak. I feel very good for this type of short time trials. Although it was raining and the surface was a bit slippery, I decided from the start to shoot much pace and go the whole hog. I was very motivated. Unfortunately, on one of the first roundabouts, the hope for a good result has been squandered. I worked hard for the race and the time trial I was hoping for a good result. Too bad, it was different – ended Grzegorz Stepniak.


The results of the prologue – San Fernando, individual time trial, 6 km

1. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) 06:46

2. Simon Spilak (Katusha) 0:02

3. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp 0:04

38. Jacek Morajko 0:21

42. Adrian Kurek 0:22

44. Jarosław Marycz 0:23

63. Davide Rebellin 0:27

70. Marek Rutkiewicz 0:29

84. Bartłomiej Matysiak 0:32

126. Grzegorz Stępniak 1:49