The first race of the cycling season 2013, which will be attended by CCC Polsat Polkowice team will start in the Argentine stage, Tour de San Luis.
As it is known, in the upcoming cycling season, CCC Polsat Polkowice team will be performed as ProContinental Team. Team’s cyclists are after the first consultation and integration camp and are gearing up for the next training camps to prepare as soon as possible to the first starts. Time is not too much, because the first team start is scheduled at the end of January 2013.
2013 cycling season starts in a far-away Argentina – the team’s sporting director Piotr Wadecki said. The team received an invitation to compete in this challenging but very prestigious race that is the Tour de San Luis. We start as a pro continental team with a very strong accent because in Argentina our cyclists will ride among cyclists from seven teams of the World Tour including Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali, Joaquim Rodriguez and many other well-known cyclists of global peloton.
We’re going to Argentina to acquire cycling experience among the best cyclists. Cyclists would have done the training camp in Spain, where I hope they have worked well during the period of preparation and during the race probably will try to fight for the best possible position at each stage. To take part in the Tour de San Luis prepares six-personal team composed of Marek Rutkiewicz, Jacek Morajko, Adrian Kurek, Bartlomiej Matysiak, Jarosław Marycz and Grzegorz Stepniak.
Tour de San Luis (UCI 2.1 category) will be held on 21-27 January 2013. The seven-stages road will be routed around the city of San Luis, the capital of the province, and it is not easy. Cyclists will be able to cover the distance with a total length of over 1000 km. The first two stages and the last run on a flat terrain, while the next two end on the uphill road at El Mirador del Potrero and La Carolina. It will also take place an individual time riding on the route length of 19.5 km.
21.01, step 1: San Luis – Villa Mercedes, 165 km,
22.01, Step 2: Tilisarao – Terraza del Portezuelo, 187 km,
23.01, Step 3: La Punta – Mirador Potrero / La Punta, 180 km
24.01, step 4: San Luis – San Luis (individual time trial) 19.5 km
25.01, stage 5: Juan Koslay – La Carolina, 185 km
26.01, stage 6: Quines – Merlo, 131 km
27.01, Stage 7: San Luis – San Luis, 160 km
The organizers inform that in the race will take part seven World Tour Teams: Movistar Team, Lampre Merida, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, Pro Team Astana, BMC Racing Team, Katusha and Cannondale Pro Cycling Team and among them his start announced: Alberto Contador, Tom Boonen, Vincenzo Nibali and others. In addition, the invitation received seven pro continental teams with CCC Polsat Polkowice and two Argentine continental team.
The team has 17 cyclists under contract which means that we are able to put up always two teams – adds Piotr Wadecki. As a pro continental team we will have the opportunity to race in a number of races in the world. In the upcoming season we will be concentrated in races organized in Italy, due to the presence in our team Davide Rebellin. At the moment, there have been many proposals in the Italian races and have been signed already contracts in two races in the Giro del Appeninno (kat.1.1) and the Giro del Trentino (Cat 2HC). We are keeping a conversation with the organizers of many races and negotiating further starts. In view of the fact that the coming season will have a lot starts, we decided to engage the cooperation of the former Italian cyclist, Gabriele Missaglia, who will serve as director of sport, especially during the Italian race.
As far as the team starts in Poland, of course, we plan to take part in all races including in the UCI calendar plus BGŻ ProLiga racing series- Piotr Wadecki added.