Only four months before the start of the Peace race, organisers have not yet issued a stage plan for the Central European event. First held in 1948, the traditional stage race was supposed to start in Poland on May 7 and finish in Germany, on May 15, passing through the Czech Republic.
The race was already missing sponsors in 2004, when it lost the support of German Radio and TV broadcaster MDR. Furthermore, other events like the U23 Thüringen-Rundfahrt and the Rheinland-Pfalz-Rundfahrt will take place at the same time this year, making the search for sponsors more difficult. Spokesman Maik Märtin said on Friday, "It doesn't look good."