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Gorycka replaces Wloszczowska on Polish Olympic team

By:
Cycling News
Published:
July 26, 2012, 19:38,
Updated:
July 28, 2012, 16:53
Edition:
MTB News & Racing Round-up, Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Race:
2012 Olympic Games, BMX Day Three
A bloodied Paula Gorycka (Poland) holds on to third place despite her injury.

A bloodied Paula Gorycka (Poland) holds on to third place despite her injury.

  • A bloodied Paula Gorycka (Poland) holds on to third place despite her injury.
  • Paula Gorycka (4F E-Vive Racing Team)
  • Paula Gorycka (Poland) riding to third place.

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National champion will contest Olympic mountain bike race

Paula Gorycka will replace Maja Wloszczowska on the Polish Olympic mountain bike team according to the Polish Cycling Federation.

Wloszczowska, who won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, crashed in training last weekend and injured her foot. She will be out of competition for approximately six weeks, missing the London Olympic Games and Worlds.

Mountain bike team coach Marek Galinski selected Gorycka to race instead in the elite women's cross country race on August 11. Gorycka won the Polish cross country title earlier this month.

Aleksandra Dawidowicz will also race for Poland in what will be her second Olympics; she finished 10th in Beijing.

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Olympic games