The Tour de Pologne, with its two mountain stages in Zakopane and Bukowina Tatrzanska, has definitely started heating up before the grand finale in Krakow. Tomorrow, August 5, in Bukowina Tatrzanska the Tour de Pologne will double up. Beside the race, there will be the Tour de Pologne Amatorow stage, sponsored by Bank BGŻ, the race open to cycling tourists and amateurs that will take place on the last stretch of the same route ridden by the pros.
After last year's brilliant experience, the organisers of Tour de Pologne decided to repeat and expand the event dedicated to two wheel enthusiasts. The amateur race covers 56.6 km and is open to everyone, on a spectacular winding route through the Polish hills, with three Mountain Grand Prix. It all starts off from the lovely background offered by Bukovina Terma Hotel Spa and arrives on the professionals' finish line in Bukowina Tatrzanska. And it's not all just about the race...in the spirit of any "Grand Fondo" worth its weight, the Tour de Pologne amateur stage will also present the perfect occasion to discover the scenery and natural beauty featured in this marvellous corner of Polish territory. It's a don't-miss chance for an experience that blends sport with culture, history and the local gourmet tradition.
Director of the Tour de Pologne Czeslaw Lang will be on hand to start things off. Many guests have already accepted the invitation to this ride, including the great Tony Rominger and lots of other ex cycling champions, as well as sports and entertainment celebrities.