Stage 2 – ZAMOŚĆ – PRZEMYŚL / 201 KM

Zamosc, 10th August 2021 – The 201 km second stage unfolds between the Renaissance city of Zamość and Przemyśl, an important strategic, economic, and commercial center. The route is characterized by a predominantly undulating first part and a very treacherous second section. The riders will be engaged in a circuit that takes in three climbs, one 3rd cat and two 2nd cat, which will make them tackle an 1800m total elevation gain.
The race result will be settled in the last 1500m where the field will roll on a wide downhill road on tarmac that progressively narrows and runs on setts, whereas the climb includes sections with 13 to 15% gradients.

Stage features – 
LOTTO Intermediate Sprint: #2

Krasnobród – (km 21.2)
Józefów (km 37.3)

PZU: #3

Wólka Husińska (GP III cat – km 25.9)
Kalwaria Pacławska (GP II – km 171,3)
Griszowa (GP III – km 177,3)

Finish line:

Points of interest

Old City of Zamość – UNESCO Heritage centre
Modelled on Italian theories of the ‘ideal city’ and built by the architect Bernando Morando, a native of Padua, Zamość is a perfect example of a late-16th-century Renaissance town. Located on the trade route linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea, it has retained its original layout and fortifications and a large number of buildings that combine Italian and central European architectural traditions. In 1994 the Historical centre of the city was added to the World Heritage List, recognized for being “a unique example of a Renaissance town in Central Europe”.

Krasiczyn Castle
The late-Renaissance ‘castle’ at Krasiczyn – almost 14 min from Przemyśl – was built between 1592 and 1618 by the Italian architect Galeazzo Appiani for the wealthy Krasicki family. With its whitewashed walls, turreted towers and spacious, arcaded courtyard, it remains wonderfully romantic. The castle has two residential wings and two curtain walls crowned with a scenographic attic while the four corner towers are called: Divine, Papal, Royal and Noble. The walls are covered with decorations depicting Polish kings, medallions, biblical and hunting scenes. The ancient English Landscape Garden that surrounds the castle it’s a true pearl: with its small islands located in the southern park, the old and rare species of tree and the various species of birds this place gives to every visitor a truly magical experience.

Stage 1 Results
General Classification (Carrefour)
Bauhaus Phil (Bahrain – Victorius)
Paluta Michal (Poland)
Points (LOTOS)
Bauhaus Phil (Bahrain – Victorious)
Best Team (ENERGA)
Bahrain – Victorious
Most Active rider (LOTTO)
Yevgeniy Fëdorov (Astana – Premier Tech)
Best Polish rider
Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadier)
DNF Riders
Pascal Ackermann (BOH)
Marcus Burghardt (BOH)
Kilian Frankiny (TQA)