On Friday 13 April in Warta the Cycling Race Szlakiem Bursztynowym – Hellena Tour 2012 starts. Participation in the race has been declared by all the Polish professional teams, riders of amateur clubs as well as riders from abroad.
The All-Poland Cycling Race Szlakiem Bursztynowym – Hellena Tour 2012 will be held for the 27th time and its organizer is the cycling club KTK Kalisz. During the three days of racing there will be 4 stages and the riders will cover the distance of the total length of 396 kilometres, which leads along the picturesque routes around Warta, at the lakeside of Jeziorsko, around Kalisz and Wieluń.
At the starting line the team of CCC Polsat Polkowice is going to stand with their complete line-up, that is: Dariusz Batek, Piotr Gawroński, Paweł Charucki, Adrian Honkisz, Sylwester Janiszewski, Nikolay Mihaylov, Tomasz Kiendyś, Grzegorz Stępniak, Bartłomiej Matysiak, Łukasz Owsian, Rafał Ratajczyk, Marek Rutkiewicz, Mateusz Taciak and Kamil Zieliński.
The programme of the race:
13.04. – stage 1. – Warta – Warta (around Jeziorsko) – 155 km.
14.04. – stage 2. – Opatówek – Opatówek (individual time trial) – 14 km.
14.04. – stage 3. – Kalisz – Kazimierz Biskupi – 103 km.
15.04. – stage 4. – Wieluń – Kalisz – 129 km