News – Bialoblicki wins TT in Poland


Marcin Bialoblocki (One Pro Cycling), riding for the Polish national squad, yet again left his mark on the Tour of Poland with a stage win in the time trial.

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News – Bialoblicki wins TT in Poland

Marcin Bialoblocki (One Pro Cycling), riding for the Polish national squad, yet again left his mark on the Tour of Poland with a stage win in the time trial.



After his time off the front earlier in the stage race with a memorable breakaway , the Polish time trial champion, who was invited to the race because of that victory, really blew his fans away by beating many of the best in the world.

“Honestly, I didn’t expect to win today” said Marcin Bialoblocki. “Of course, I’d dreamt about it, but I was fully aware that there were many adversaries and that they were very strong. However today I really gave it all I had.”

“There were tons of people along the streets cheering me on and there were many people close to me who travelled many kilometres to come see me, so I absolutely wanted to do well and give everything for them. It was a fantastic thrill”.

“There’s nothing else like this, I can’t compare the victories I’ve scored up to now with this one. This is an entirely different level. After winning the Polish National Time Trial Championships, this for me is a dream come true.”

“A few years ago I decided to go to England to have a chance. I worked hard, even pulling night shifts at work so I could have time to train. Today’s success is a reward for me and the people who believed in me and all my efforts.”

The Tour of Poland is a World Tour event and as such has strong teams from around the world but no-one could beat Bialoblocki who was fastest in the 25 kilometre time trial.

The One Pro Cycling rider was among the early starters on stage 7 due to his position on GC and his super fast ride set a mark that withstood the challenge from all the favourites including one of Team Sky’s stalwarts, Vasil Kiryienka.

Reactions translated from Polish website (may not be accurate!) Marcin afterwards explained how the heat took its toll. “The heat was terrible. Never in my life have I rode at 39 degrees celsius.”

The ride was not without its problems as he caught Kittel who was surrounded by cars and motorcycles making life difficult for Marcin to get past. He admits though it is a victory he has dreamed of.

“I’m enormously pleased. This morning I went for a ride and the legs were heavy, but after half an hour, they were light. I rode for 45 minutes, until I was familiar with the route”.

“It was very hard, which was due to the temperature. It was a fast route that I liked. For the Tour de Pologne I was preparing with backbreaking workouts. I rode a few races very hard, regardless of the results. The coach gave me such a hard time. The hard work paid off”.

Such a high profile ride will he admits be a turning point in his career. Should his team, One Pro Cycling, have their application approved for Pro Conti staus, something Marcin’s ride may well help along, he will at least get to ride at the level he has for the last week much more in 2016.

1 Marcin Bialoblocki (One Pro Cycling) 28:45″
2. Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky) +2″
3. Rick Flens (LottoNL) +59″
4. Damien Howson (Orica) +1:09″
5. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto) +1:16″
6. Patrick Gretsch (AG2R) +1:23″
7. Jon Izagirre (Movistar) +1:24″
8. Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) +1:25″
9. Riccardo Zoidl (Trek) +1:26″
10. Maciej Bodnar (Tinkoff – Saxo)
11. Ben Hermans ( BMC Racing) +1:27″
12. Bart De Clercq (Lotto) +1:30″
13. Tomasz Marczynski (Poland) +1:31″
14. Jesse Sergent (Trek) +1:32″
15. Maxime Bouet (Etixx – Quick-Step) +1:34″

17. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana)

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