The two-stage tournament of the East Bohemia Tour took place in the Hradec Králové Region as a race following the Thursday Grand Prix of the City of Hradec Kralove. In the streets of Hradec Králové triumphant Alois Kaňkovský, a member of the domestic team Elkov Author; Krister Hagen won the first stage of the East Bohemia Tour. Of course, the Polish cyclist Zielinski is the overall triumph.
“We have set a win at this race as a goal and I’m really glad it did,” Zielinski said.
The second stage, 171 km long, started with cyclists in the Orlické Mountains in Opočno and gave them a more demanding mountain profile. For a long time there was a seven-member group of cyclists, later detached from the pair by Jiří Polnický (Elkov Author) and Jacek Morajko (Wibatech 7R Fuji).Although it gradually developed a few-minute lead over the persecutor, their escape was eliminated.
“Unfortunately, we did not cooperate in this escape, ideally, neither in the couple nor later when the first group of persecutors arrived. There were seven in the group, but we had only three, which was little. Holt later absorbed the peloton, “Polnický said.
In the final five circuits around Opočno, a bundle of cyclists ran together and all attempts to escape were unsuccessful. The final spurt of the second leg at the Opočno square was usurped by Zielinski, who finished just before his compatriot Sylwester Janiszewski (Wibatech 7R Fuji).Trond Hakon Trondsen (Sparebanken Sör) took third place in the second leg.
The winning Zielinski praised the help of his colleagues. “For the victory, we did a 100% performance. The stage with a cant and a challenging profile was not easy, but we did it and when we got into the circuits around Opočno we felt strong. We knew we had to work on the last few kilometers to get a good starting position for the spurt – and it did. I’m really happy to win, “added a Polish cyclist.
In addition to the yellow jersey of the overall winner, Zielinski also took off from the East Bohemia Tour a blue jersey for the best sprinter. Jacek Morajko, Polák, has secured the title of the best climber, thanks to the victory in mountain bonuses in the second leg.Dominik Neumann (Topforex Lapierre) was the best driver to 23 years old.