CCC Polsat Polkowice will take part in the French stage race Tour du Limousin, which kicks off on Tuesday (19.08).
The history of this race goes back to 1968 when the first Tour du Limousin was held. In 1974 it was won by Polish legend, Ryszard Szurkowski.
This year it will be 47th edition. Short but steep climbs and picturesque views are characteristic for this region. The race is part of UCI Europe Tour (2.1 cat.) and consists of 4 stages. Two of them should end with bunch sprint and other two are much more hilly and will be decisive in terms of general classification.
18 teams will participate in Tour du Limousin. Big names are expected on the start line, such as Thomas Voeckler (Europcar), Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2R La Mondiale), Sylvain Chavanel, Heinrich Haussler (both IAM Cycling) and Franco Pellizotti (Androni Giocattoli).
Pawel Charucki, Piotr Gawronski, Tomasz Kiendys, Adrian Kurek, Jaroslaw Marycz, Nikolay Mihaylov, Jacek Morajko and Davide Rebellin are in the CCC Polsat Polkowice roster. They will be riding under the wings of Gabriele Missaglia.
Stage 1 – 19.08. (Tuesday), Limoges – Brive, 174,4 km;
Stage 2 – 20.08. (Wednesday), Trélissac – Grèzes, 171,8 km;
Stage 3 – 21.08. (Thursday), Vassivière – Le Maupuy Les Monts de Guéret, 183,2 km;
Stage 4 – 22.08. (Friday), Meuzac – Limoges, 175,6 km;