On Monday 21 March the start in Lloret de Mar will initiate the 91st edition of Volta a Catalunya. At the starting line of that seven-stage long race belonging to the elite cycle of UCI Pro Tour there will also be the team of CCC Polsat Polkowice, that received from the organizers of the race wildcard invitation. In the 192 cyclists from 23 teams is going to take part, including 18 Pro Tour teams and 5 Professional Teams. The CCC Polsat Polkowice team led by the sports managers: Piotr Wadecki and Robert Krajewski will appear with the following composition: Tomasz Marczyński, Jacek Morajko, Jose Mendes, Marek Rutkiewicz, Bartłomiej Matysiak, Łukasz Bodnar, Błażej Janiaczyk and Adrian Honkisz.
The race Around Catalonia is one of the oldest stage events held within the Pro-Tour cycle, and it is the fourth, in this respect, among all stage races held currently. Only the great races Around Germany and France may boast a longer history. At the starting line of that very difficult race teams have stood in their strongest composition for many years, and winning this prestigious race is highly valued. In the present edition, there will be the best cyclists of the world peloton, and among them: Alberto Contador, Ivan Basso, Michel Scarponi, Carlos Sastre, Denis Menchov, Cadel Evans and many many others.
The schedule of the race:
stage 1 (21.03): Lloret de Mar, 166.9 km
stage 2 (22.03): Santa Coloma de Farners – Banyoles, 169.3 km
stage 3 (23.03): La Vall d’En Bas – Andorra-Vallnord, 183.9 km
stage 4 (24.03): La Seu D’Urgell – El Vendrell, 195 km
stage 5 (25.03): El Vendrell – Tarragona, 205.8 km
stage 6 (26.03): Tarragona – Mollet-del-Valles, 195 km
stage 7 (27.03): Parets del Valles – Barcelona (Pla de Palau), 124.5 km