Every day at the race village you can visit the Tour de Pologne Mobile Museum.
The Tour de Pologne – UCI World Tour is getting ready for a fantastic edition. Besides the excitement and the riders who are always the real stars of the race, there will be plenty of events and important initiatives every day, which will contribute to making the 2018 edition extra special.
This is the edition marking 90 years in the life of the Tour de Pologne, the 25th consecutive one that has been organized by Czeslaw Lang and his Lang Team, and in the background Poland is also celebrating the centennial of its Independence (1918-2018).
History tells us who we are and where we’re from. It’s a history that moves at a fast pace, even on two wheels. In a year that is so significant in historical remembrance, the Tour de Pologne Mobile Museum provides a forum to look back and discover the history of this Polish stage race.
Photo: Polish Sports and Tourism Minister Witold Banka with Czeslaw Lang in the TDP mobile museum.
This museum is unique of its kind, an initiative that has never been seen before in a bicycle race. The Tour de Pologne Mobile Museum is a project that joins history and modernity through the use of interactive technology. In fact, inside the museum, next to a collection of numerous original and unique artefacts including historical bicycles, jerseys, trophies, photos and articles from media archives, there is also an interactive multimedia area where you can discover the history of the race.
The Tour de Pologne has already started for this extraordinary museum. In fact, since May the truck that houses the museum has been taking a road show through lots of Polish cities, setting down on shopping malls featuring Carrefour supermarkets (brand partner of the initiative along with the Ministry of Sport and Tourism). Until now the museum has been in the following cities: Warsaw, Grudziadz, Zgorzelec, Legnice, Glogów and Chorzów. There have also been plenty of champions who couldn’t miss a chance to visit, including Rafal Majka (Bora Hansgrohe), winner of the 2014 Tour de Pologne, Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky), 2014 World Champion, and Tomasz Marczynski (Lotto-Soudal).
Now every day from August 4 to10 the museum will be set up at the racing village in the arrival cities for each stage of the Tour de Pologne. Afterward the road show will continue even after the race, until the beginning of October, touching down in the following cities: Lódz (25-26/8), Wroclaw (1-2/9), Kalisz (29-30/9) and Szczecin (6-7/10) so that as many fans as possible can get the chance to visit.
In the wait to visit the museum in person, let yourself be transported by the excitement and start riding through the history of the Tour de Pologne through the images offered in this video highlighting the museum’s attractions: