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Tour de Pologne 2014

Date range:
August 3- 9

The 71st edition of the Tour de Pologne gets under way on Sunday August 3 with the race marking the anniversary of 25 years of free elections since the fall of Communism. 2013 winner champion Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) is set to defend his title but will face stiff competition from the Tinkoff-Saxo duo of Roman Kreuziger and Rafał MajkaFabio Aru (Astana), Warren Barguil (Giant-Shimano) and Trek's Robert Kiserlovski.

 

The 2014 edition of the race marks the 25th anniversary of free elections in Poland which will be marked by the race starting at the number 2 gate of the Gsdansk shipyard, the site of where the Solidarnosc Solidarity Movement got started on its long march towards bringing freedom and democracy to Poland. Former President and leader of Solidarnosc, Lech Walesa, will signal the start of the race from the shipyard.

 

The 18 WorldTour and three wildcard teams will cover 1200km over seven stages, with the first half of the race to suit the sprinters.

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Stages

  1. The breakaway is cheered on
    Stage 1Sunday, August 3 2014
    Location:
    Gdansk - Bydgoszcz
    Distance:
    226km
  2. Astana ready to start stage two at the Tour de Pologne
    Stage 2Monday, August 4 2014
    Location:
    Torun - Warszawa
    Distance:
    226km
  3. Mateusz Taciak (CCC Polsat) leads the breakaway
    Stage 3Tuesday, August 5 2014
    Location:
    Kielce - Rzeszów
    Distance:
    174km
  4. Matthias Krizek (Cannondale) attacks his breakaway companions
    Stage 4Wednesday, August 6 2014
    Location:
    Tarnów - Katowice
    Distance:
    236km
  5. Tinkoff-Saxo's Sutherland gives a pre-race interview
    Stage 5Thursday, August 7 2014
    Location:
    Zakopane - Strbske Pleso (Slovakia)
    Distance:
    190km
  6. Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) on the attack in the final lap.
    Stage 6Friday, August 8 2014
    Location:
    Bukovina Terma Hotel Spa - Bukowina Tatrzanska
    Distance:
    174km
  7. Rafal Majka (Tinkoff - Saxo) starts the stage 7 time trial
    Stage 7Saturday, August 9 2014
    Location:
    Kraków - Kraków
    Distance:
    25km
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