Lineup: Tour de Pologne

The Tour de Pologne is the next UCI World Tour stage race on our calendar and the 7-day event gets underway on Saturday, in Krakow.

The Tour de Pologne will once again take place over seven road stages with the first three suited to the sprinters, before the final four head into the beautiful hilly countryside of Poland.

The opening three stages of the Polish World Tour race will likely end in sprint finishes which will provide opportunity for Mark Cavendish. Following those, the race heads into the hills where the experienced due of Ben O’Connor and Enrico Gasparotto will look to ride strongly.

Bernhard Eisel and Jaco Venter’s all-round ability will be called upon daily, while the young climbing talents of Stefan de Bod and Gino Mader should relish the challenge the latter half of the race provides.

Tour of Poland is always one of those exciting races with short stages, fast sprints and steep explosive racing where positioning is crucial on the narrow roads. We have men for every stage, so I see no reason why we can’t fight for stage wins this week.” – Ben O’Connor

“I’m really looking forward to another World tour experience with some highly experienced teammates. With every race I’m developing, and I try to build on what I’m learning. I’m also very excited to see what we as a team can achieve in the coming week.” – Stefan de Bod