When: August 2-8 2015
Rank: UCI WorldTour

The Tour of Poland’s 70-year history is somewhat lessened by its position on the calendar. Despite being part of the UCI’s top-tier WorldTour, it struggles to pull in big riders as it is positioned just one week after the finish of the Tour de France.

Riders are eased into the action in the opening few days as the race gets hillier and the stages get longer. Stages five and six of the 2015 race are particularly hilly and will both no doubt shape the general classification before the final, decisive 25-kilometre time trial.

The race has been won by a variety of riders over the years, from climbers to sprinters and all-rounders. The 2014 edition of the race was won by home favourite Rafał Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo). Recent winners include Daniel Martin (2010), Peter Sagan (2011) and Jens Voigt (2008).

More information can be found on the official Tour of Poland website.

Stage 1: Sunday, August 2. Warsaw – Warsaw, 122km
Stage 2: Monday, August 3. Częstochowa – Dąbrowa Górnicza, 146km
Stage 3: Tuesday, August 4. Zawiercie – Katowice, 166km
Stage 4: Wednesday, August 5. Jaworzno – Nowy Sącz, 220km
Stage 5: Thursday, August 6. Nowy Sącz – Zakopane, 223km
Stage 6: Friday, August 7. Bukovina Terma Hotel Spa – Bukowina Tatrzańska, 174km
Stage 7: Saturday, August 8. Kraków – Kraków, 25km ITT

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