Saturday 3 July saw 102 riders participate in the inaugural UCI Battle Tour of Warsaw time trial amateur world championship qualifying race in Warsaw, Poland. Ex-pro Marcin Bialoblocki took top honors by completing the pancake flat and blazing fast 20 kilometre time trial course in a record 20:37 at 49.47kph.
Bialoblocki is no stranger to riding fast, he owns several British time trial records and crushed the British 25-mile record in 2018 by four and a half minutes, but was later disqualified for drafting off of passing vehicles.
Pawel Krol was next fastest at 21:17, followed by 33 year-old Martin Helcel at 21:21 who finished twelfth at the Czechoslovakian National Time Trial three weeks ago.
Marianna Hall was the fastest women, finishing in 24:28 at an average speed of 41.69kph. Marzena Moniuszko finished just six seconds later at 24:36 to earn second place. Anna Rzasowska was third at 24:52.
On Sunday 4 July, 570 riders will race a 131 kilometre Gran Fondo or 75 kilometre Medio Fondo to try and finish in the top 20% of their age group and qualify for the 2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in October.
PHOTOS: UCI Battle Tour of Warsaw