Tour of Poland Opening Stage 1 Ends In Spring Finish

WARSAW, Aug 03, 2014 (AFP) - Belarussian champion Yauheni Hutarovich won the first stage of the Tour of Poland after 226km from Gdansk to Bydgoszcz on Sunday in a sprint finish. The AG2R rider edged out Russian Roman Maikin and Italy's Manuele Mori in the dash to the line. Favourites including Poland's Rafal Majka, Dutchman Pieter Weening and Frenchman Warren Barguil finished … [Read more...]

Darwin Atapuma Wins Tour of Poland Stage 6, Riblon Takes Yellow

BUKOWINA TATRZANSKA, Poland, Aug 02, 2013 (AFP) - Colombian Darwin Atapuma climbed to victory on the sixth stage of the Tour of Poland on Friday after 190km around Bukowina Tatrzanska. Atapuma edged out Christophe Riblon by two seconds in a sprint for the line but the Frenchman's consolation was taking over the leader's yellow jersey from Spain's Jon Izaguirre. Saturday's final … [Read more...]

Thor Hushovd Powers To Stage Five Win In Tour of Poland

ZAKOPANE, Poland, Aug 01, 2013 - Norway's Thor Hushovd powered to a sprint victory on the 160.5km fifth stage of the Tour of Poland from Nowy Targ to Zakopane on Thursday. The 2010 world champion emerged triumphant ahead of Frenchman Matthieu Ladagnous and Italy's Luka Mezgec in a cagey uphill sprint to earn his second victory in three days as BMC triumphed for a third straight … [Read more...]

Taylor Phinney Wins Fourth Stage At Tour of Poland

KATOWICE, Poland, July 31, 2013 (AFP) - American Taylor Phinney made a late solo breakaway to claim victory on the 231.5km fourth stage of the Tour of Poland from Tarnow to Katowice on Wednesday. Poland's Rafal Majka of the Saxo-Tinkoff team maintained his hold on the overall lead after finishing safely in the peloton. Phinney, the 23-year-old BMC rider, struck for home 7km from the … [Read more...]

Thor Hushovd Wins Tour of Poland 3rd Stage

RZESZOW, Poland, July 30, 2013 - Norway's former world road race champion Thor Hushovd won the third stage of the Tour of Poland on Tuesday after the peloton covered 226km between Krakow and Rzeszow after two opening stages in Italy. Hushovd powered his way past Mark Renshaw (Belkin Pro Cycling) in the final 100 meters and held off a charging Steele Von Hoff (Garmin-Sharp) – who finished … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Labors On Return, As Diego Ulissi Wins Stage 1

MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIO, Italy, July 27, 2013 - Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion, struggled during the opening stage of the Tour of Poland on Saturday in his return to cycling after a two-month absence. Wiggins finished a distant nine minutes and 13 seconds adrift of stage winner Diego Ulissi in what was his first competitive outing since … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins To Return In The Tour of Poland

WARSAW, July 26, 2013 - Britain's Bradley Wiggins, winner of the 2012 Tour de France, returns to action this weekend in the Tour of Poland, after a season hit by injury and illness. The 33-year-old, who is also the reigning Olympic time-trial champion, was forced to sit out this year's edition of the Tour de France, which was won by his Team Sky team-mate and compatriot Chris … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins To Race In Tour of Poland

LONDON, July 24, 2013 (AFP) - Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins will return to action for Team Sky in this week's Tour of Poland. Wiggins withdrew from May's Giro d'Italia with a knee injury and chest infection which ruined his hopes of defending his 2012 Tour de France title. But the 33-year-old, a four-time Olympic champion, has now recovered sufficiently to get back in the … [Read more...]

Tour of Poland Tougher Than Tough

WARSAW, April 26, 2012 - This year's Tour of Poland promises to be far tougher than the 2011 edition, with a 1,234.7-kilometre course giving climbers plenty to get their teeth into, the race's boss Czeslaw Lang has said. "There's going to be no lack of sporting emotion," said Lang, who has drawn a record 25 teams and 200 riders, the largest-ever peloton in a Polish stage race. "It's … [Read more...]

A Record 25 Teams Entered The Tour of Poland

WARSAW, April 23, 2012 - A record number of 25 teams will take part in this year's edition of the Tour of Poland, which is taking place three weeks early to avoid clashing with the London Olympics, organizers said Monday. Tour of Poland boss and former Olympian Czeslaw Lang said three new wildcards had been issued for the July 10-16 race, which will see 200 riders compete. "We … [Read more...]