According to tradition, every year the Tour de Pologne Amatorow is the event that brings out all cycling fans to pedal on the same roads as the pro riders competing in Tour de Pologne – UCI World Tour. As always, the location will be in Bukowina Tatrzanska, with the group setting off from the BUKOVINA Resort to take on part of almost the same route which will then be ridden by the pros on the challenging circuit in the heart of the Tatra Mountains. There will be a show within the show on Friday, August 4th; in fact, this year, that which has always been regarded as the reigning stage in the Tour de Pologne will also be the final stage in the Polish stage race. This year the mountains will decide who will wear the yellow jersey on the final podium.
Many illustrious names from the world of two wheels will be lining up for the start of the Tour de Pologne Amatorow. Headlining among these is the name of the President of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), Brian Cookson, who already paid a visit to the Tour de Pologne last year, attending among other things the final in Krakow for the Nutella Mini Tour de Pologne, the event dedicated to kids which is held in conjunction with the Polish stage race every day.
“I’m delighted to be back this year to watch the final stage of the Tour de Pologne, and to take part in this wonderful mass participation event, as well as to attend the kids’ race. Those three events fit perfectly with the UCI’s mission which is to develop and oversee cycling in all its forms, for all people. From a competitive sport, as a healthy recreational activity, as means of transport, and also just for fun. It is a real pleasure to see the Tour de Pologne and cycling in general growing so rapidly in the country. I want to thank the organisers for their continued support and dedication to our sport,” says UCI President Brian Cookson.
“We are proud to have President Cookson with us, both to watch the race and to participate in the amateur event. With the final finish line coinciding with the spectacular stage in Bukowina Tatrzanska, accompanied by the Tour de Pologne Amatorow, the race will experience an unforgettable closing day, full of thrills and excitement. The Tour de Pologne Amatorow means a lot to us, and so does the Nutella Mini Tour de Pologne; these events enjoy growing numbers year after year, as does the passion for cycling and the number of people who ride in Poland. These are important achievements for us,” says the General Manager for the Tour de Pologne, Czeslaw Lang.