A collector’s item featuring Czesław Lang at the 1980 Olympic Games.
To mark the 80th anniversary of the Tour de Pologne UCI WorldTour, a special stamp has been printed by Poczta Polska to celebrate the Polish race. An iconic image of Czeslaw Lang at the 1980 Olympic Games has been chosen for this exclusive stamp.
A source of pride that confirms how the Lang Team has contributed to the growth of the Tour de Pologne – now at a high level internationally – as an emotional Czesław Lang – Race Director – comments: “When I look back, I realised that it has been almost 30 years since my fantastic team and I were responsible for organising this event. I am proud of what we have achieved, because in its almost 100-year history, nobody would have thought that the Tour de Pologne would become such an important event in cycling. Three decades ago, I was often told that we were trying to do the impossible. Together with the hard work, commitment and passion of the people who work with us and our partners, we have made it possible. Companies, local authorities, organisations, foundations: all these people have made a great contribution to the development of the Tour de Pologne during the thirty years on this adventure“.
Combining cycling, professionalism and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle is the mission of the Lang Team, which, in addition to the Tour de Pologne UCI WorldTour, also organises the ORLEN Lang Team Race, which includes three races for amateurs, as well as events aimed at promoting youth cycling, such as the Tour de Pologne Junior and the ORLEN Nations Grand Prix , a UCI U23 Nations Cup stage race dedicated to the best U23 riders from around the world. The common denominator of all these events is undoubtedly the deep passion that has driven the organisation from day one, demonstrating that sport is a valuable glue for the most ambitious projects.
The commemorative stamp has been available at all post offices in the country since 31 May as a reminder of an important anniversary that concerns not only Poland, but the entire world of cycling.