Sibiu Cycling Tour features two mountain top finish stages, so Amaro Antunes is the natural choice to lead CCC Sprandi Polkowice in this event.
4-day, 5-stage long race held in Romania will include everything that spectators expect from a cycling race. Short and exciting prologue, flat stage for sprinters, high mountains and long ascents, as well as team time trial. CCC Sprandi Polkowice will battle on all fronts, with versatile lineup.
Adrian Kurek showed in 2016 edition, that short, twisty and cobbled TT suits him as he took 3rd place in the opening stage and is one of the favorites for this year’s prologue. The following two days of racing were designed for pure climbers, such as Antunes, with mountain top finishes at Balea Lac (23km, avg. 6,1%, max. 9%) and Paltinis (14km, avg. 5,2%, max. 12%).
The final day of the race will see two semi-stages, morning 9,5-kilometer team time trial – which should suit CCC Sprandi Polkowice, packed with TT specialists – and undulating last stage, held in the evening. Mateusz Taciak, Kamil Gradek and Adrian Kurek will be the driving force in TTT and Frantisek Sisr, together with Paweł Franczak will try to go for a stage success in the sprint, which should wrap up the 4-day competition.
Sibiu Cycling Tour
5 July, Prologue – Sibiu – Sibiu (2,2km)
6 July, Stage 1 – Sibiu – Balea Lac (91,2km)
7 July, Stage 2 – Sibiu – Paltinis (185,4km)
8 July, Stage 3a (TTT) – Cisnadie – Sibiu (9,6km)
8 July, Stage 3b – Sibiu – Sibiu (152,8km)
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice to Sibiu Cycling Tour (July 5th – 8th, 2.1): Amaro Antunes, Adrian Kurek, Mateusz Taciak, Kamil Gradek, Paweł Franczak, Frantisek Sisr