The Tour of Poland is the second portion of WorldTour racing served up to us since the Covid-19 lockdown and it proves to be as exciting as ever, with a star-studded lineup and plenty of inflatables.
The race will start on August 5, exactly one year after the tragic death of young Belgian cyclist, Bjorg Lambrecht and the number he wore, 143, has been retired from the race.
The first two and final days are for the sprinters, with Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma), Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) being three of the big names expected to compete for stage wins, with Mark Cavendish (Bahrain-McLaren) set to face them in an attempt to get into his team's Tour de France squad.
As the road heads uphill, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe), Wout Poels (Bahrain-McLaren) and Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) are expected to compete in the overall classification.
Here are the riders taken part in the Tour of Poland 2020.
Tour of Poland 2020 start list
Deceuninck - Quick-Step
VAN EMDEN Jos
VAN DER HOORN Taco
DE VREESE Laurens
UAE Team Emirates
MOLANO Juan Sebastien
LE GAC Olivier
EF Pro Cycling
VAN DEN BERG Julius
Ag2r La Mondiale
DE GENDT Thomas
Israel Start-Up Nation
NTT Pro Cycling
DE BOD Stefan
Team Novo Nordisk
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