The Tour de Pologne – UCI World Tour is finally here. There are only two days left to go until the Grand Depart from Krakow on Saturday, August 4th. In the meantime, there will be two very important events on Friday, August 3rd.
At Novotel Krakow City West (Armii Krajowej 11, 30-150 Kraków), at 5:00 p.m., there will be a press conference attended by some of the Top Riders lining up for the start: Poland’s own Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) and Marek Rutkiewicz (Reprezentacja Polski), who is at the 16th Tour de Pologne in his career. Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing Team), the Belgian winner of the 2017 edition of the Tour de Pologne, will be there as well, as will Italian Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates).
Remember that it will be possible to register for (team/press) accreditation at the “race office” in the Novotel Krakow City West.
Afterward, at 5:45 p.m. the team presentations ceremony will begin at “Rynek Glowny”, Krakow’s famous main square and market place, and the 75th edition of the Tour de Pologne will officially be off and running. This special edition will celebrate 90 years of the Polish stage race, the last 25 of which have been organized by Czeslaw Lang and his Lang Team. Furthermore, this edition will also be a part of celebrations marking the Centennial of Polish Independence (1918-2018).
The starting Teams
18 Pro Teams: Ag2r La Mondiale, Astana Pro Team, Bahrain Merida, BMC Racing Team, Bora-Hansgrohe, Team Dimension Data, Team EF Education First, Groupama-Fdj, Team Katusha Alpecin, Team Lotto NL – Jumbo, Lotto Soudal, Mitchelton-Scott, Movistar Team, Quick-Step Floors, Team Sunweb, Trek-Segafredo, Team Sky, UAE Team Emirates.
Plus 4 wild card clubs: Cofidis Solutions Credits, Gazprom-RusVelo, CCC Sprandi Polkowice, Reprezentacja Polski.
7 riders per team, for a total of 154 riders.
04/08 Stage I, Krakow – Krakow, 134 km
05/08 Stage II, Tarnowskie Gory – Katowice, 156 km
06/08 Stage III, Stadion Slaski – Zabrze, 139 km
07/08 Stage IV, Jaworzno – Szczyrk, 179 km
08/08 Stage V, Kopalina Soli „Wieliczka” – Bielsko-Biala, 152 km
09/08 Stage VI, Zakopane – Bukovina Resort, 129 km
10/08 Stage VII, Bukovina Resort – Bukowina Tatrzanska, 136 km