Five riders who made the roster for Giro d’Italia will polish their form at German event, Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt. The one-day World Tour race will be held on May 1st.
It will be the final test prior the Italian Grand Tour for Maciej Paterski, Łukasz Owsian, Simone Ponzi, Branislau Samoilau and Jana Tratnik. They will be joined by Adrian Kurek, Michał Paluta and Leszek Pluciński.
The peloton will take on 218-kilometer course from Eschborn to Frankfurt. The profile is quite undulating, although finale is flat and the race usually is wrapped with a bunch sprint finish.
For that reason the “orange squad” will be led by fast Simone Ponzi. Maciej Paterski and Jan Tratnik will try to surprise the sprinters, with a late attack.
Right after the race, riders who have been selected for Giro d’Italia will board the plane and fly down to Sardinia, where the 100th edition of Italian three-week race will kick off.
TV coverage of Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt is expected on this website.
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt (1 maja, 1.UWT): Maciej Paterski, Łukasz Owsian, Simone Ponzi, Branislau Samoilau, Jan Tratnik, Adrian Kurek, Michał Paluta, Leszek Pluciński.