CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

"I was strong enough to be in every important move, but I was not able sprint against strong riders like Tomasz Marczyński, Michał Gołaś and Paweł Bernas, who made the podium."

Photo: Sirotti

CCC DEVELOPMENT TEAM

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

MAREK RUTKIEWICZ

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSSHIPS

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
29.06.2015 @ 15:37 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

Marek Rutkiewicz missed out on the podium and finished 4th in the Polish championships road race. He spent most of the day in the break and arrived at the finish in a 5-rider group. 

 

"After two very hard stage races – Giro d’Italia and Tour de Suisse – I didn’t have power in my legs to fight for the podium," Marek Rutkiewicz said afterwards. "I was strong enough to be in every important move, but I was not able sprint against strong riders like Tomasz Marczyński, Michał Gołaś and Paweł Bernas, who made the podium. I didn’t have freshness and I want to spend the next few weeks to regain it and be ready for Tour de Pologne. That’s my goal for the second part of the season."

 

The race kicked off with numerous breakaway attempts. Those attacks led to 13-rider escape, with Adrian Honkisz, Marek Rutkiewicz (CCC), Michał Gołaś (Etixx-QuickStep), Przemysław Niemiec (Lampre-Merida), Tomasz Marczyński (Torku) and Paweł Bernas (ActiveJet) being among the escapees. Later Tomasz Kiendyś counterattacked  from the bunch with Mateusz Nowaczek and joined the leaders.

 

The break of the day consisted of 15 riders who established a 6-minute lead. The peloton was not willing to let the attackers go all the way. 13 riders began the chase – Leszek Pluciński and Łukasz Owsian were in that chasing group, alongside riders like Rafał Majka, Kamil Gradek, Paweł Franczak and Bartosz Huzarski were among others. They were steadily bringing the gap down and with 4 laps to go it was around 2 minutes.

 

The leading group broke apart when some riders decided to pull away. The 15-rider group was whittled down to 10 but CCC still had the numerical advantage with Rutkiewicz, Kiendyś and Honkisz. On the penultimate circuit Łukasz Owsian, Majka, Huzarski, Franczak and Gradek bridged across, creating again a 15-rider breakaway.

 

In the last 18-kilometer lap, Marek Rutkiewicz launched an attack with Michał Gołaś, Tomasz Marczyński, Bartosz Huzarski and Paweł Bernas. They built up 40-second lead and made it to the finish. In the hard, uphill sprint Tomasz Marczyński was the strongest. He outsprinted Michał Gołaś and Paweł Bernas.

 

Marczynski won't get many chances to show his new jersey at the highest level as his Torku team rarely races in the big events. However, he may get selected for the Polish national team for the Tour de Pologne where he will get a chance to show himself on the biggest scene.

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Bycykling 101: Navigering i byens gader og cykelvenlige... 27.11.2023 @ 12:11The Best Danish Cyclist To Bet On At 2022 Tour De France 13.01.2022 @ 15:262022 Upcoming Tournament Overview 03.01.2022 @ 09:45Best Place to Find Stand-Up Paddleboards 16.06.2021 @ 08:16What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21

Currently no news in this list

Stefan MULLER
45 years | today
Carlos ARAUJO
26 years | today
Dan TIMMERMAN
44 years | today
Gianluca MIGNOLLI
24 years | today
Eefje OTTEVAGER
45 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com