Lang Team takes stock of the 78th edition of the Polish race.

Warsaw 21st August 2021 – With the 78th edition of the Tour de
Pologne just days away, Czeslaw Lang reflects on the seven days of
racing that have just come to an end, the innovations introduced and the
ambitions for the future while giving a comprehensive picture of the
direction the race will take.

“This year we wanted to have a slightly new tour in terms of the
routes,” he explained. “We included new locations which confronted the
riders with new challenges, for example the uphill finishes in Chełm
and Przemyśl. Poland is a vast territory yet to be discovered, and this
year we ventured into new areas, supported by the institutions and local
authorities, of course, which I would like to thank very much for the
support and trust they have placed in the Lang Team. We hope it has paid

Lang also talked about the new technologies introduced this year, which
mainly concern the technical aspect and the better experience for
athletes and spectators.
“We have introduced new technologies, screens and multimedia arrival,
in order to constantly improve the experience of a sporting event also
for the spectators, who are back to follow the competition after a
difficult period for the whole world. As for the race, we relied on
Boplan and their barriers, specifically designed for sporting events,
tested in other international top level races and adopted here in
Poland, starting with the ORLEN Nations Grand Prix. Like any change,
this one also required an adaptation – in this case a logistical one –
as this protective barrier is very different from the classic fences.
Fortunately, we have been having Drutex as one of our most loyal
partners, at our side for many years. They have also been a real support
in the handling of the protections installed on the course before,
during and after the race.”

Czeslaw Lang and his team have not spared themselves in terms of the
passion that has been put into all these months of preparation to end up
with a race designed under the sign of innovation.
“The teams and riders came here very motivated and prepared,” he said,
“and the tight battles from the first to the last stage showed that. The
seventh stage even featured a four-man breakaway that sprinted to the
finish and turned the classification around a bit more. The competition
was fierce and stayed alive right up to the finish where, almost every
day, a new rider came out on top. The weather also helped with some
beautiful sunny days. I know the riders and teams were satisfied and I’m
really pleased.”

During the Tour de Pologne, exactly from 11-15 August, a new edition of
the Tour de Pologne Junior, organised in collaboration with ORLEN Paliwa
took place. The event saw the participation of 250 young athletes, the
maximum number allowed and set by the organisation for this edition, due
to the delicate world health situation.
“The Junior Tour is an event we would not want to miss. It includes
women’s and men’s categories, 13-14 year olds, along with a mixed
category, females + males, for the 11-12 year olders. It’s really
motivating to see the grit, preparation, sportsmanship, and joy of these
young riders who take part in the four-day race every year,” explains
the general manager of the Tour de Pologne. “We know how important
sport is for growth; discipline, fatigue and goals are all aspects you
encounter in everyday life and sport is absolutely the best way to learn
them with fun. This race has produced riders whom we now award at the
European or even the World Championships. An absolute satisfaction and
evidence that this event must continue.”

The unstoppable Lang concluded by saying that soon they will start
thinking about the 79th edition, taking place from July 30th to August
5th. Although most of it has already been planned, there will still be
interesting news.