Marczynski takes stage two

Rutkiewicz maintains his overall lead

Tomasz Marczynski (CCC Polsat Polkowice) won the second road stage of the Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich after a well-timed escape. He defeated breakaway companions Batosz Huzarski (Polish National Track Team) and Marek Rutkiewicz (Mroz Active Jet), who retained his overall lead.

The trio escaped two kilometres prior to the final mountain prime of the day and were able to hold their advantage to the finish line in Dzierzoniow, at the end of the 167.8-kilometre stage.

"I didn’t have to much luck in the first part of the season," said Marczynski afterwards. "I was involved in many crashes, I was injured in Tour of Turkey and I crashed right before the Szlakiem Grodow Piastowskich. Despite all that misfortune I was able to win today and this is why this victory is so special to me.

"I want to dedicate this success to my girlfriend who has been supporting me no matter what. I had a picture of her in my pocket and it gave me the strength to succeed."

Earlier in the stage, an early break had set out including Mariusz Witecki (Mróz Active Jet), Tomasz Kiendyś (CCC Polsat Polkowice), Silvere Ackermann (PCT Voralberg), Tomislav Danculović (BK Loborika), Hrvoje Miholjevic (BK Loborika), Artur Detko (Aktio Group Mostostal Puławy), Kim Lachmann (Nutrixxion Sparkass), Cesare Benedetti (NetAPP), Petr Bencik (PSK Whirlpool) and Dariusz Głuszak (Polish National Team). Later it was joined by Martin Mares (PSK Whirlpool) and Ackermann got dropped.

The ten riders were afforded one minute advantage by the peloton, with slopes of the Category 2 Palczyk Pass, Category 2 Niedzwiedzka Pass and Category 1 Walimska Pass all to themselves. Witecki revealed himself as the man most interested in the climbs as he gradually built up his collection of points at each of the summits.

Even though the leading group worked well together the field didn’t let them go too far. They were caught at kilometer 45. The next move was made by Dariusz Rudnicki (Aktio Group Mostostal Puławy), who launched the attack with Massino Demarin (BK Loborika). They gained 4 minutes on the peloton, but on the fourth climb of the day, the Croat left his Polish companion behind. Rudnicki was swept by the bunch 65 kilometers from the finish line and Demerin’s solo escape was ended 20 kilometers later.

The next ones to try their luck were Daniele Callegarin (CDC Cavaliere), Bartlomiej Matysiak (CCC Polsat Polkowice), Christoph Sokoll (PCT Vorarlberg), Wolodymir Starchyk (Amore & Vita Conad), Tomas Buchacek (PSK Whirlpool), Kristijan Durasek (BK Loborika), as well as Lachmann and Witecki, who had taken part in the first breakaway of the day.

They were quickly brought back into the field and then Sergiy Grechyn (Amore & Vita Conad) launched another attack. Later he was replaced on the front of the race by his teammate, Jaroslaw Dabrowski. He held his lead until the bottom of the last climb, where he was reeled in.

Two kilometres from the last mountains prime Tomasz Marczynski (CCC Polsat Polkowice), Marek Rutkiewicz (Mroz Active Jet) and Bartosz Huzarski (Polish National Track Team) fired on the front. They managed to maintain the 30-second gap to the very end, as Rutkiewicz and Huzarski did most of the work on the final kilometre.

Marczynski outsprinted Huzarski and Rutkiewicz finished third. CCC Polsat Polkowice rider claimed his second victory in 2010 after winning the race in Sobotka, which opens the cycling season in Poland.

Rutkiewicz who was celebrating his 29th birthday kept the gold leader's jersey and will wear it on the tomorrow’s time trial in Polkowice. He has 12 second advantage over Marczynski and 16 over Huzarski. 

Full Results
1Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice4:43:26 
2Batosz Huzarski (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
3Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet0:00:01 
4Morajko Jacek (Pol) Mróz Active Jet0:00:31 
5Janiaczyk Blasej (Pol) Mróz Active Jet0:00:32 
6Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Polish National Team0:00:34 
7Mathias Belka (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
8Batek Dariusz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
9Rogina Radoslav (Cro) BK Loborika  
10Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp  
11Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
12Camussa Piergiorgio (Ita) PCT Vorarlberg  
13Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
14Zanasca Luca (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
15Schwab Hubert (Swi) PCT Vorarlberg  
16Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
17Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
18Kiendys Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:01:18 
19Borisov Vladislav (Rus) Amore & Vita - Conad  
20Sznitko Adam (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
21Alex Meenhorst (NZl) Team Netapp  
22Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp  
23Petr Bencik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
24Callegarin Daniele (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
25Starchyk Volodymyr (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad  
26Grechyn Sergiy (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad0:03:03 
27Piotr Kirpsza (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal0:03:26 
28Sokoll Christoph (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg  
29Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
30Tassilo Fricke (Ger) Team Netapp  
31Pawel Polijanski (Pol) Polish National Team  
32Taciak Mateusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
33Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
34Strgar Matic (Slo) PCT Vorarlberg  
35Dabrowski Jaroslaw (Pol) Amore & Vita - Conad  
36Artur Detko (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal0:05:18 
37Matysiak Bartlomiej (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
38Janiszewski Sylwester (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
39Mróz Mateusz (Pol) DHL - Author  
40Czajkowski Konrad (Pol) DHL - Author  
41Andrenacci Danilo (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
42Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
43Marcin Mrosek (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
44Ziólkowski Wojciech (Pol) DHL - Author  
45Bodnar Lukasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
46Kiserlovski Emanuel (Cro) BK Loborika  
47Durasek Kristijan (Cro) BK Loborika  
48Michal Podlaski (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
49Urbanowski Marcin (Pol) DHL - Author  
50Kim Lachmann (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
51Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
52Bastien Delrot (Fra) Team Netapp  
53Witecki Mariusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
54René Obst (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse0:10:46 
55Fankhauser Clemens (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg  
56Danculovic Tomislav (Cro) BK Loborika0:13:05 
57Huub Duyn (Ned) Team Netapp0:14:21 
58Philipp Mamos (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
59Marcin Sapa (Pol) Polish National Team  
60Tomás Buchácek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
61Novák Jakub (Svk) Amore & Vita - Conad  
62Romanik Radoslaw (Pol) DHL - Author  
63Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp  
64Franz Schiewer (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
65Torosantucci Davide (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
66Bonuccelli Davide (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere0:15:23 
67Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal0:24:04 
68Demarin Massino (Cro) BK Loborika  
69Ackermann Silvere (Swi) PCT Vorarlberg  
70Benetseder Josef (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg  
71Kamil Migdol (Pol) Polish National Team0:25:23 
72Agosta Domenico (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere0:25:26 
73Opryshko Oleh (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad  
74Martin Hebik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
75Blasevic Darko (Cro) BK Loborika  
76Miholjevic Hrvoje (Cro) BK Loborika  
77Pawel Charucki (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
78Dariusz Gluszak (Pol) Polish National Team  
79Artur Król (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
80Loria Eugenio (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere  
81Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
82Damian Fornalski (Pol) Polish National Track Team  
83Pawel Bernas (Pol) Polish National Team  
84Halejak Wojciech (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
85Radosz Robert (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal  
86Marek Cichosz (Pol) Legia - Felt  
87Komar Mateusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet  
88Gufler Alexander (Ita) PCT Vorarlberg  
89Tino Meier (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg  
90Krysman Piotr (Pol) DHL - Author  
91Lukasz Modzelewski (Pol) Legia - Felt  
92Metlushenko Yuri (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad  
93Schubert Patrick (Ger) DHL - Author  
94Sebastian Forke (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse  
95André Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:27:13 
96Krajewski Piotr (Pol) Mróz Active Jet0:29:31 
97Mariusz Woznicki (Pol) Legia - Felt0:40:25 
98Wojciech Kaczmarski (Pol) Legia - Felt  
General Classification after stage 2
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet8:45:23 
2Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:02:12 
3Batosz Huzarski (Pol) Polish National Track Team0:04:16 
4Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:06:41 
5Morajko Jacek (Pol) Mróz Active Jet0:08:52 
6Janiaczyk Blasej (Pol) Mróz Active Jet0:12:54 
7Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Polish National Team0:10:56 
8Rogina Radoslav (Cro) BK Loborika0:14:56 
9Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:16:56 
10Batek Dariusz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:18:56 
11Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:20:56 
12Schwab Hubert (Swi) PCT Vorarlberg0:22:56 
13Camussa Piergiorgio (Ita) PCT Vorarlberg0:24:56 
14Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse0:23:56 
15Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp0:25:56 
16Mathias Belka (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg0:26:56 
17Zanasca Luca (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere0:27:56 
18Callegarin Daniele (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere0:30:38 
19Starchyk Volodymyr (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad0:29:40 
20Alex Meenhorst (NZl) Team Netapp0:31:40 
21Kiendys Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:32:40 
22Sznitko Adam (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:34:40 
23Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp0:33:40 
24Borisov Vladislav (Rus) Amore & Vita - Conad0:35:40 
25Petr Bencik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:36:40 
26Grechyn Sergiy (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad0:39:23 
27Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse0:40:40 
28Strgar Matic (Slo) PCT Vorarlberg0:41:46 
29Piotr Kirpsza (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal0:42:48 
30Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:43:48 
31Sokoll Christoph (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg0:44:48 
32Taciak Mateusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet0:45:48 
33Tassilo Fricke (Ger) Team Netapp0:46:48 
34Dabrowski Jaroslaw (Pol) Amore & Vita - Conad0:47:48 
35Matysiak Bartlomiej (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:50:37 
36Artur Detko (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal0:51:38 
37Mróz Mateusz (Pol) DHL - Author0:52:40 
38Bodnar Lukasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:53:40 
39Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:55:40 
40Andrenacci Danilo (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere0:54:40 
41Witecki Mariusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet0:56:40 
42Kiserlovski Emanuel (Cro) BK Loborika0:57:40 
43Marcin Mrosek (Pol) Polish National Track Team0:58:40 
44Ziólkowski Wojciech (Pol) DHL - Author0:59:40 
45Bastien Delrot (Fra) Team Netapp1:00:40 
46Dirk Müller (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse1:01:40 
47Durasek Kristijan (Cro) BK Loborika1:02:40 
48Kim Lachmann (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse1:04:37 
49Pawel Polijanski (Pol) Polish National Team1:06:46 
50Michal Podlaski (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal1:09:36 
51Czajkowski Konrad (Pol) DHL - Author1:10:38 
52Urbanowski Marcin (Pol) DHL - Author1:12:38 
53Fankhauser Clemens (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg1:13:08 
54René Obst (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse1:16:05 
55Danculovic Tomislav (Cro) BK Loborika1:18:27 
56Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp1:20:43 
57Philipp Mamos (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse1:21:43 
58Romanik Radoslaw (Pol) DHL - Author1:22:43 
59Torosantucci Davide (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere1:23:43 
60Huub Duyn (Ned) Team Netapp1:25:37 
61Bonuccelli Davide (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere1:26:45 
62Tomás Buchácek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author1:28:15 
63Marcin Sapa (Pol) Polish National Team1:31:41 
64Novák Jakub (Svk) Amore & Vita - Conad1:32:41 
65Janiszewski Sylwester (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice1:34:29 
66Franz Schiewer (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg1:35:44 
67Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal1:41:24 
68Benetseder Josef (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg1:42:26 
69Demarin Massino (Cro) BK Loborika1:43:52 
70Tino Meier (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg1:45:46 
71Miholjevic Hrvoje (Cro) BK Loborika1:46:48 
72Martin Hebik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author1:47:48 
73Artur Król (Pol) Polish National Track Team1:48:48 
74Krysman Piotr (Pol) DHL - Author1:49:48 
75Halejak Wojciech (Pol) Mróz Active Jet1:50:48 
76Marek Cichosz (Pol) Legia - Felt1:51:48 
77Loria Eugenio (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere1:52:48 
78Komar Mateusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet1:53:48 
79Blasevic Darko (Cro) BK Loborika1:55:14 
80Kamil Migdol (Pol) Polish National Team1:56:20 
81Lukasz Modzelewski (Pol) Legia - Felt1:57:23 
82Metlushenko Yuri (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad1:58:32 
83Lars Wackernagel (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse1:59:45 
84André Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author2:01:35 
85Dariusz Gluszak (Pol) Polish National Team2:04:46 
86Damian Fornalski (Pol) Polish National Track Team2:05:46 
87Radosz Robert (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal2:06:46 
88Krajewski Piotr (Pol) Mróz Active Jet2:12:00 
89Agosta Domenico (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere2:18:37 
90Sebastian Forke (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse2:19:56 
91Ackermann Silvere (Swi) PCT Vorarlberg2:25:04 
92Opryshko Oleh (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad2:27:12 
93Pawel Charucki (Pol) Polish National Track Team2:28:12 
94Schubert Patrick (Ger) DHL - Author2:29:12 
95Pawel Bernas (Pol) Polish National Team2:30:19 
96Gufler Alexander (Ita) PCT Vorarlberg2:32:26 
97Wojciech Kaczmarski (Pol) Legia - Felt2:46:11 
98Mariusz Woznicki (Pol) Legia - Felt2:48:11 
Points Classification
1Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet38pts
2Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice31 
3Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Polish National Team28 
4Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author23 
5Batosz Huzarski (Pol) Polish National Track Team19 
6Steffen Radochla (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse18 
7Morajko Jacek (Pol) Mróz Active Jet17 
8Strgar Matic (Slo) PCT Vorarlberg17 
9Janiaczyk Blasej (Pol) Mróz Active Jet16 
10Callegarin Daniele (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere16 
11Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal15 
12Mathias Belka (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg14 
13Tino Meier (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg14 
14Rogina Radoslav (Cro) BK Loborika13 
15Batek Dariusz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice13 
16Frantisek Kloucek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author12 
17Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp11 
18Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author10 
19Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse10 
20Piotr Kirpsza (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal10 
21Camussa Piergiorgio (Ita) PCT Vorarlberg9 
22Sokoll Christoph (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg9 
23Mróz Mateusz (Pol) DHL - Author8 
24Zanasca Luca (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere7 
25André Schulze (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author7 
26Schwab Hubert (Swi) PCT Vorarlberg6 
27Starchyk Volodymyr (Ukr) Amore & Vita - Conad6 
28Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author5 
29Artur Detko (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal5 
30Kiendys Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice3 
31Fankhauser Clemens (Aut) PCT Vorarlberg3 
32Borisov Vladislav (Rus) Amore & Vita - Conad2 
33Sznitko Adam (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice1 
Mountains Classification
1Witecki Mariusz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet36pts
2Demarin Massino (Cro) BK Loborika25 
3Radosz Robert (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal25 
4Dabrowski Jaroslaw (Pol) Amore & Vita - Conad20 
5Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) Mróz Active Jet19 
6Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice17 
7Sznitko Adam (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice14 
8Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice13 
9Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Team Netapp12 
10Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Polish National Team11 
11Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal10 
12Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author8 
13Zanasca Luca (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere8 
14Rogina Radoslav (Cro) BK Loborika7 
15Kiendys Tomasz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice7 
16Borisov Vladislav (Rus) Amore & Vita - Conad7 
17Artur Detko (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal6 
18Ackermann Silvere (Swi) PCT Vorarlberg6 
19Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author5 
20Morajko Jacek (Pol) Mróz Active Jet5 
21Schwab Hubert (Swi) PCT Vorarlberg3 
22Camussa Piergiorgio (Ita) PCT Vorarlberg3 
23Andrenacci Danilo (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere3 
24Kim Lachmann (Ger) Nutrixxion Tsp Sparkasse3 
25Batek Dariusz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice2 
26Danculovic Tomislav (Cro) BK Loborika2 
27Torosantucci Davide (Ita) CDC - Cavaliere2 
Young Riders Classification
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Polish National Team8:46:19 
2Piotr Kirpsza (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal0:31:52 
3Tassilo Fricke (Ger) Team Netapp0:35:52 
4Honkisz Adrian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:44:44 
5Marcin Mrosek (Pol) Polish National Track Team0:47:44 
6Pawel Polijanski (Pol) Polish National Team0:55:50 
7Michal Podlaski (Pol) Aktio Group Mostostal0:58:40 
8Czajkowski Konrad (Pol) DHL - Author0:59:42 
9Urbanowski Marcin (Pol) DHL - Author1:01:42 
10Novák Jakub (Svk) Amore & Vita - Conad1:21:45 
11Janiszewski Sylwester (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice1:23:33 
12Franz Schiewer (Ger) LKT Team Brandenburg1:24:48 
13Kamil Migdol (Pol) Polish National Team1:45:24 
14Dariusz Gluszak (Pol) Polish National Team1:53:50 
15Damian Fornalski (Pol) Polish National Track Team1:54:50 
16Pawel Charucki (Pol) Polish National Track Team2:17:16 
17Pawel Bernas (Pol) Polish National Team2:19:23 
18Mariusz Woznicki (Pol) Legia - Felt2:37:15 
Teams Classification
1Mróz Active Jet28:18:10 
2Psk Whirlpool - Author0:00:38 
3Ccc Polsat Polkowice0:00:57 
4Team Netapp0:02:15 
5Pct Vorarlberg0:03:37 
6Amore & Vita - Conad0:04:44 
7Cdc - Cavaliere0:06:13 
8Team Nutrixxion Sparkasse0:08:19 
10Aktio Group Mostostal0:13:05 
11Dhl - Author0:14:59 
12Polis:National Team0:21:59 
13Polis:National Track Team0:29:49 
14Lkt Team Brandenburg0:39:24 
15Legia - Felt1:50:21 


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