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2017 DYLAN TEUNS

EXHILARATING ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH LINE

Between 29 July and 4 August 2017, cyclists competed in the 74th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour. The 1122 kilometres of the race were split between seven stages.
This was one of the most interesting and thrilling races in the history of our national Tour. Rafał Majka, Peter Sagan, Vincenzo Nibali – were just some of the great stars on the starting list. Beautiful Polish cities along the route. And excitement right until the end, as the race was decided literally just before the finish line. The route took cyclists across southern Poland, however this time it was set somewhat differently.
Kraków, the city which was home to the end of the race in recent years, was chosen as the starting point, and the finish line of the last stage was in Bukowina Tatrzańska. Sprinters, climbers and all-rounders had plenty to get their teeth stuck into along the way. We witnessed high drama, tears of joy, hundreds of thousands of spectators along the route of every stage and millions following the progress on television. And the 75th, jubilee Tour de Pologne, the 25th under the watchful eye of Czesław Lang is coming next year. The bar has been set really high, but we will undoubtedly scale it in pristine style with our reliable partners.

EXHILARATING ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH LINE

In the opinion of numerous experts, Dylan Teuns, winner of the 74th Tour de Pologne is yet another cyclist whose career will take off and, in a few years, people will remember that it all began here. That's what it was like for Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan. The 25 year old Belgian was first across the stage three (Jaworzno - Szczyrk) finish line, where he successfully battled against great world class peleton stars (Sagan and Rafał Majka) right up to the finish line. And that says a lot about his abilities. He stuck close to his most dangerous rivals throughout the next stages, and when the Slovakian champion, and overall leader hit his brick wall during stage six, all Dylan had to do was not to squander his 6 second lead over the Pole. He managed. Majka crossed the finish line in third place with a 4 second bonus. However, that wasn't enough, as Teuns was right behind him and won the general classification with a 2 second lead.

DYLAN TEUNS

I won a stage and the general classification for the first time in a World Tour race. For me, it was a wonderful competition. The fact that I took the yellow jersey from Tim Wellens makes it even better. It is just amazing that I won the Tour de Pologne a year after my very good friend did.

CZESŁAW LANG

This race will be one for the history books. The golden era of Polish cycling has returned. I am convinced that at the finish line in Bukowina Tatrzańska we celebrated a racer who will shortly join the ranks of the world's best.
And that reinforces the tradition of Tour de Pologne as the place where cycling stars are born.

2016 TIM WELLENS
2015 Ion Izagirre
2014 Rafał Majka
2013 Pieter Weening
2012 Moreno Moser
2011 Peter Sagan
2010 Daniel Martin
2009 Allesandro Ballan
2008 Jens Voigt
2007 JOHAN VANSUMMEREN
2006 STEFAN SCHUMACHER
2005 KIM KIRCHEN
2002 – 2004
1999-2001
1996-1998
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1947-1992 IN THE SHADOW OF THE PEACE RACE
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