Stage 3 – SANOK – RZESZÓW / 226 KM

The 226 km stage no. three will start from Sanok, a fourteenth-century city in the historic region of Galicia, featuring a 2800m elevation gain that makes it a perfect day suitable  for the sprinters. In the initial 160 km, the route is very undulating, with various ascents and descents as the only challenge of the day. From the 161st km on, the sprinters will organize their trains for the final sprint in Rzeszów, a capital  with a modern soul and a rich historic center, also home to one of the most important Polytechnic Universities, training IT specialists and civil aviation’s pilots.

Stage features –
LOTTO Intermediate Sprint: #3

Ustrzyki Dolne – (km 47.9)
Kańczuga (km 180)
Łańcut (km 196,8)

PZU: #3

Hotel Arłamów (GP II cat – km 79.6)
Gruszkowa (GP III cat – km 93.8)
Kalwaria Pacławska (GP II cat – km 110.7)

Finish line:

Points of interest


Sanok’s Museum of Folk Architecture
This museum is Poland’s largest open-air museum of traditional architecture. There are around 120 historic buildings here and tourists can have a fascinating trip into the cultures of the nomadic Slavic groups, the Boyks and Lemks. Among the highlights are four timber churches, an early 18th-century synagogue, an inn, a school and even a fire station. The interiors of many cottages are furnished and decorated as they once were, while some buildings house exhibitions; one of these features a collection of 200 icons.

The Lubomirski Castle
Located in the Old Town of Rzeszowe, the castle was built at the end of the 16th century by the owner of the city – Nicholas Spytek Ligęza. In the second half of the 17th century the Lubomirskis expanded the castle and encamped it with a stone wall with bastions. The building has a quadrate structure with the courtyard in the centre and the high gate tower from the west, surrounded by the quadrilateral bastion fortification.  In the years 1985 – 1993 the building of the castle was completely restored and now it houses the District Court as well as artistic events and open-air performances

Stage 2 Results
General Classification (Carrefour)
João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step)
Paluta Michal (Poland)
Points (LOTOS)
Matej Mohorič (Bahrain – Victorious)
Best Team (ENERGA)
Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux
Most Active rider (LOTTO)
Yevgeniy Fëdorov (Astana – Premier Tech)
Best Polish rider
Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadier)
DNS Riders
Tom Scully (EF Education – Nippo)
Patrick Bevin (Israel Start-Up Nation)