Tour de Pologne

Radzymin
July 12
Kraków
July 18
Duration:
7 DAYS
Stages:
7
Total distance:
1046 KMS
Tour de Pologne

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Nikias Arndt Bert de Backer Johannes Fröhlinger Tom Stamsnijder Zico Waeytens Max Walscheid

The WorldTour stage racing continues next week for Team Giant-Alpecin with the Tour de Pologne, which features seven stages on a variety of terrain.

The 73rd edition starts with a trio of fast-finish stages, through scattered hills and urban areas that should be favourable for the fast riders and the late attackers. On stage four the overall classification riders will need to stay vigilant with five categorized climbs in the middle of the course before tackling a flat finale. Stage five is 223km long and after the first 25km there is basically zero flat kilometres all the way to the finish line. Stage six is the queen stage and the peloton will be in for a tough day with a lot of climbing and a total of 15 categorized climbs. The Tour de Pologne finishes with a 25km individual time trial around the historic city Krakow that should favour the big engines.

Coach Morten Bennekou (DEN) said: “We are aiming for the sprints with possibilities for more than one rider, such as Nikias and Max. They are both in good form at the moment with the latter taking a silver medal at the German national championships. With Bert, Koen, Tom and Zico we have a strong lead-out.

“On top of that, we are ready to take opportunities as they come and on the hillier stages we will look to profit from the breakaway possibilities with Tobias. So we will focus on day results rather than the general classification.”

Tuesday
July 12
Stage 1
138 kms
Start: Radzymin
Finish: Warsaw

Wednesday
July 13
Stage 2
128 kms
Start: Tarnowskie Góry
Finish: Katowice

Thursday
July 14
Stage 3
240 kms
Start: Zawiercie
Finish: Nowy Sacz

Friday
July 15
Stage 4
218 kms
Start: Nowy Sacz
Finish: Rzeszów

Saturday
July 16
Stage 5
225 kms
Start: Wieliczka
Finish: Zakopane

Sunday
July 17
Stage 6
72 kms
Start: Bukovina Resort
Finish: Bukowina Tatrza?ska

Monday
July 18
Stage 7 (ITT)
25 kms
Start: Kraków
Finish: Kraków