In the second stage race in a row held in Norway, Tour des Fjords (May 24th-28th, 2.1) CCC Sprandi Polkowice will participate with 6-man roster.
The lineup includes both, the riders who took part in Bałtyk – Karkonosze Tour – Leszek Pluciński, Mateusz Taciak and Nikolay Mihaylov – as well as Tour of Norway – Adrian Kurek and Jakub Kaczmarek. The roster will be rounded out by Jonas Koch, who is returning to racing after an illness. German rider put on an impressive performance in last year’s edition, claiming 4th place overall. In addition, he also finished in the top 6 on the stages on four occasions.
Tour des Fjords consists of 5 stages. All of them feature short hills, which may shatter the field, but also give an opportunity to sprinters. The race should be open and it’s crucial to stay concentrated and safe every day to be in the contention for the win.
Ability to ride in wet and cool conditions is also important, as the weather in Norway can be unpredictable.
Tour des Fjords:
24 May, Stage 1 – Balestrand – Førde (189.9km)
25 May, Stage 2 – Gulen – Norheimsund (185.1km)
26 May, Stage 3 – Odda – Kopervik (180.2km)
27 May, Stage 4 – Stavanger – Sandnes (162.4km)
28 May, Stage 5 – Hinna Park – Stavanger (163km)
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for Tour des Fjords (May 24th -28th, 2.1): Jonas Koch, Nikolay Mihaylov, Leszek Pluciński, Adrian Kurek, Leszek Pluciński, Mateusz Taciak