UNO-X, the story of the first Norwegian team to participate in the Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour
UNO-X Pro Cycling Team received a wild card to participate in the 79th Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour.
Celebrating its sixth year as a team – and third year as a professional team – UNO-X is preparing to represent Scandinavia on the world-stage of the Tour de Pologne. The riders from Norway and Denmark are aiming to make their mark in the Pro peloton.
“Last year we finished the season in fourth place at the UCI ProTeam classification,” explained Jens Haugland, General Manager of UNO-X. “Our goal is to develop regularly. We are proud to represent Scandinavian cycling in our own way: high fives, smiles, team culture and family bonding. I am convinced that the results will come as a direct consequence of this approach.”
UNO-X will participate in the Tour de Pologne for the first time and will also be the first Norwegian team in the history of the Polish competition. From a garage with eleven riders and saddle-less bikes to twenty-two victories in the ProTour, the team’s evolution has been fuelled over the years by enthusiasm, challenge and a sense of competition. The first UCI victory came in 2017 and they have progressively increased that number over the years to fifteen in 2020, their first year as a ProTeam. A dream that is still coming true thanks to the sacrifices of those who believed in the project and today, they can see the team racing on the roads of the most important races in the world.
“The Tour de Pologne is a historical race,” explained Czeslaw Lang, “and it is important for us to continue to write important moments. That’s why I’ll be happy to see this team at the starting line on 30th July: cycling is a global sport and a unique opportunity to promote intercultural exchange. I will not hide the fact that we fully share the philosophy of this team as well as their commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle and sustainable mobility“.
2022 is shaping up to be a key season for UNO-X as they prepare for international competitions at the highest level.
“It is no coincidence that the Tour de Pologne is part of the World Tour,” concluded Haugland. “So we expect a very tough competition, of that there is no doubt. We will simply try to enjoy this beautiful race, be patient and focus on performing as a team. Of course we want to try to take every possible opportunity to leave a lasting impression, one that speaks of the way we are. And of our racing style.”