The team from Pamplona is ready to rejoin the Polish race with a team of puncheurs and climbers
For Caja Rural-Seguros RGA, this will be the twelfth season of activity. After a decade since its last participation in the Polish stage-race, the second Spanish team included in the group that will travel along a route of about 1,200 km, from July 30 to August 5, is preparing to play the role of the fourth wild card
Although absent for many years, the Spanish team has welcomed several Polish athletes into its fold, such as Michał Kwiatkowski, winner of the 75th edition in 2018. Other members include Karol Domagalski and Alan Banaszek.
– Returning to the Tour de Pologne after ten years is an honour for Caja Rural-Seguros RGA. Poland is a special country for us, we have had many Polish riders in the team and we are so very proud of them. It will be the fourth World Tour race of the season for us, and also our main goal. We will bring a team made up of competitive climbers and puncheurs who are fit to compete in any stage – explains team manager Juan Manuel Hernandez. – This year we will not participate in the Vuelta a Espana and will focus on the Tour de Pologne as an opportunity to compete with the best teams in the world. We will do everything we can to be able to return to the organisers the trust they have shown us by inviting us- he concluded.
– I think for this team, being at the Tour de Pologne is certainly an important experience. They will definitely be able to stand out in the peloton and fight for interesting results in a World Tour race. It will also be a good show for the Polish and Spanish fans – says Czeslaw Lang, General Manager of the Tour de Pologne. – We haven’t had a ProTeam from the Iberian Peninsula for a long time and we are really happy that we could give them this chance now. I am very curious to see how they will perform this summer. – he concluded.
The commitment to continuous growth, the sensibility towards the younger generations, and the perseverance in achieving small and big goals are just some of the values that, after a decade, continue to unite these two historical realities in an invisible but concrete link under the sign of authentic and genuine passion for the sport.