On 12-14 of April will be played first in this season, stages cycling race belongs to BGZ ProLiga – “Szlakiem Bursztynowym – Hellena Tour”.
The first stages race of cycling season 2013 – Amber Road Hellena Tour now in its 28th will be held on the highways and Wielkopolska provinces of Lodz. Leader classification in the second year’s event classified as BGZ ProLigi will defend Marek Rutkiewicz (CCC Polsat Polkowice), last year’s winner of this race.
For three days, from Friday to Sunday, participants Hellena Tour overcome more than 420 km route divided into four stages. Three of them are mass start competition, the shortest 14-km stretch, an individual time trial, which may be decisive for the final classification.
On the first day the riders will race over a distance of 165 km around the lagoon Jeziorsko, with start and finish in the village of Worth. On Saturday, the organizers have planned two phases – the first would-morning individual time trial on a 14-kilometer route in Opatówek, and will be played in the afternoon stage from Kalisz to Bishop Kazimierz length of 112 km. Race, known years ago as Kalisz – Konin, will end on Sunday, 136 km stretch of Ostrzeszów to Kalisz, where riders will spurt in the city center, on the street. Upper Silesia. Last kilometers were led street loop, less than two kilometers in length, which beat three riders. Fight for the stage win, and perhaps triumph throughout the event promises to be very interesting also for the fans, which in Kalisz never lacking. Viewers will have the opportunity to observe for several minutes rivalry to the decisive kilometers and should also contribute to the spring weather. Forecasts predict Although the possibility of rain showers, but temperatures will be much higher than during the opening season BGZ ProLigi Sobotka. “Ślężański Monk” dominated the CCC Polsat Polkowice riders who have played it quite a show the way. The winner of the Midsummer Marek Rutkiewicz admits, however, that “Hellena Tour” will no longer fight more even. In Sobotka lacked at the start of many athletes and teams of Bank BGZ BDC MarcPol who at the same time competed abroad. This time, the rate of participants will be more uniform and more numerous, the more that is expected to be the team abroad. Last year, the race came forward until 170 riders in this year’s hosts are expecting a comparable number of startujących.W classification BGZ Proligi leads Rutkiewicz, and among the players for 23 years, Paul Franczak team Wibatech – Edge. Both demonstrate good shape at the beginning of the season and will try to maintain their position in the ranking.
In “Hellena Tour” can greatly enrich your account point – the overall winner of waiting 50 points, and the leading trio on stage 5-3-1 points respectively.