CCC Sprandi Polkowice will compete against 10 UCI World Tour teams in Dubai Tour (4-7.02), the first HC race for the “orange team” in the 2015 season.
-Racing in Mallorca was a great way to start the season. We had a chance to take the speed to another level, comparing to our training rides. It should be beneficial for us in the upcoming races. The riders should approach Dubai Tour with less stress, since they have their season debut behind them – Piotr Wadecki, director sportiff said. – The biggest names from the professional peleton will be in Dubai, so the level of racing should be very high. On one hand it will be harder to achieve good results but on the other these races are crucial if you want to improve your form and skills – he added.
Dubai Tour consists of 4 stages. Three of them are flat (stage 1,2 and 4) and one ends with the uphill finish to Hatta. Because of diversified route the team will include both, sprinters (Grega Bole, Grzegorz Stepniak) and climbers (Sylwester Szmyd). Christian Delle Stelle, Jaroslaw Marycz, Łukasz Owsian, Adrian Kurek and Maciej Paterski, who performed well in Mallorca, will round out the roster.
10 UCI World Tour teams will be competing in Dubai and Mark Cavendish, Vincenzo Nibali, John Degenkolb, Alejandor Valverde and Philippe Gilbert will be among the biggest stars of the event.
Dubai Tour is organized by RCS Sport, the organizer of Giro d’Italia. CCC Sprandi Polkowice received the wildcard invitation for the Italian Grand Tour.
Program of Dubai Tour (4-7.02):
Etap 1 – The Westin Dubai Stage (Dubai – Dubai) 145km
Etap 2 – Nakheel Stage (Dubai – Jumeirah Palm) 187km
Etap 3 – Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Stage (Dubai-Hatta) 205km
Etap 4 – The Burj Stage (Dubai – Burj Khalifa) 123km
Lineup of CCC Sprandi Polkowice for Dubai Tour:
Grega Bole, Maciej Paterski, Adrian Kurek, Grzegorz Stepniak, Lukasz Owsian, Christian Delle Stelle, Sylwester Szmyd, Jaroslaw Marycz.