The Polish Cycling Federation has announced its roster for the 2005 mountain bike World Championships. Team members are already in Livigno, Italy training at altitude in preparation for the Championships, which begin with a team relay race on Wednesday, August 31st.
Maja Wloszczowska (Lotto), who will be fighting to better her silver-medal showing in the 2004 race in Les Gets, France. There are also junior contestants showing a lot of promise (Aleksandra Dawidowicz - Lotto and Marlena Pyrgies - Polish Cycling Federation Team). They properly won the silver and the gold medals during European Championships this year.
On the men’s side, fifth place 2004 finalist Marek Galinski (PSB Atlas Orbea) is Polands hope for a medal in the men’s competition. He also will play one of the most important roles in the relay race team (Poland has won both a gold and bronze medal in this discipline in the past few years).
Polish Cycling Federation Team for the MTB World Championships 2005:
- Seniors – women: Maja Wloszczowska (Lotto), Anna Szafraniec (Lotto), Magdalena Sadlecka (Lotto).
Juniors – women: Aleksandra Dawidowicz (Lotto), Magdalena Pyrgies (PCF Team).
Seniors – men: Marek Galinski (PSB Atlas Orbea).
U-23: Dariusz Batek (Lotto), Kryspin Pyrgies (Lotto), Pawel Szpila (reserve - Lotto)
Juniors – men: Adrian Dzialakiewicz (Optex Opoczno), Daniel Zywer (Lotto), Karol Sroka (reserve - Optex Opoczno).