CCC Sprandi Polkowice has selected the lineup for the final race of 2015 season – Tour of Hainan (2.HC). In the last 5 years the “orange squad” has participated in 4 editions of this stage event.
Since the race consists mostly of flat stages, the roster had to include fast riders such as Grzegorz Stępniak or Eryk Latoń. The rest of the riders in the lineup are known for their aggressive ride – Leszek Pluciński, Jarosław Marycz, Josef Cerny, Adrian Honkisz and Łukasz Owsian who was 11th in last year’s edition.
During the 9 days of competition sprinters will have plenty opportunities to shine. There will be only one mountain stage, held on the penultimate day of racing and it will be the decisive stage in terms of the general classification. It will start in Dongfang, and after covering 205 kilometers, it will be wrapped up in Wuzhishan. Three cat.1 climbs will be on the menu and from the last summit to the finish line is only 12 kilometers.
This year’s start list is very impressive. Three UCI WorldTour have announced their participation – Astana, Trek and Lampre-Merida, as well as some strong UCI Professional Teams – aside from CCC Sprandi Polkowice, also Nippo – Vini Fantini, Drapac and Southeast. Race favorites can’t forget about the Asian teams, for whom Tour of Hainan is one of the most important events in cycling calendar.
Program of Tour of Hainan:
Stage 1 – Xinglong – Xinglong, 76,1km
Stage 2 – Xinglong – Wenchang, 188,3km
Stage 3 – Wenchang – Haikou, 119,6km
Stage 4 – Haikou – Chengmai, 237km
Stage 5 – Chengmai – Qiongzhong, 191,9km
Stage 6 – Qiongzhong – Sanya, 174,1km
Stage 7 – Sanya – Dongfang, 165,7km
Stage 8 – Dongfang – Wuzhishan, 204,8km
Stage 9 – Wuzhishan – Xinglong, 119km
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for Tour of Hainan (2.HC, 20-28.10): Grzegorz Stępniak, Josef Cerny, Leszek Pluciński, Eryk Latoń, Adrian Honkisz, Łukasz Owsian, Jarosław Marycz