This year we celebrate the 10th year of the Nutella Mini Tour de Pologne.
Warsaw, 20 February, 2017 – After a brief parenthesis during the last Olympic year, when we changed the dates, this year the Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour has returned to its usual spot on the international cycling calendar. The 74th edition will take place from July 29th to August 4th, with 7 stages. The Polish race has thus become one of the most highly anticipated mid-summer events, coming right after the Grande Boucle and serving as a lead up to the season finales at the Vuelta and the World Championships. The Tour de Pologne has claimed its place as the most important race in all of Eastern Europe. It’s the only event in this part of the continent that is part of the UCI World Tour calendar.
“We’re working out the final details of the route. In the next several weeks we will be revealing previews of the stages, before the major presentation which will be held presumably in the beginning of May. We’re working hard to set up a fantastic edition. The geographic locations and the towns featured in the 7 stages will be more or less the same as the last editions, but there will be plenty of new frills. I can tell you right now that there won’t be any time trials; the Grand Départ will be from Krakow and the final stages will be the toughest in terms of altimetry. Everything has been considered with an eye to making the race even more unpredictable, exciting and hard-fought, right up until the last day,” explains Czeslaw Lang, General Manager for the TDP.
As always, the Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour will concurrently feature the Nutella Mini Tour de Pologne and Tour de Pologne Amatorów. “These two events represent the true values of the Tour de Pologne and of cycling. One is aimed at attracting young people, who are our future, to cycling. The other event, the granfondo, is for all enthusiasts who live and breathe a love of cycling. We are preparing some fantastic things in particular for the Mini Tour de Pologne, which will see us in our 10th consecutive year of collaborating with the Nutella brand on this project, which was developed specifically for the youngest of cycling fans,” concludes Czeslaw Lang.