Tour of Poland 2020 start list

Mark Cavendish, Remco Evenepoel and Dylan Groenewegen are some of the big names lining up at the Stadion Slaski

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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.

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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

Team Ineos

CARAPAZ Richard

DENNIS Rohan

DOULL Owain

DUNBAR Edward

GOŁAŚ Michał

ROWE Luke

STANNARD Ian

Deceuninck - Quick-Step

JAKOBSEN Fabio

EVENEPOEL Remco

BALLERINI Davide

CATTANEO Mattia

DEVENYNS Dries

SÉNÉCHAL Florian

KNOX James

Bora-Hansgrohe

ACKERMANN Pascal

KONRAD Patrick

BODNAR Maciej

SCHACKMANN Max

MAJKA Rafał

SCHWARZMANN Michael

SELIG Rüdiger

Team Jumbo-Visma

GROENEWEGEN Dylan

HARPER Chris

PFINGSTEN Christoph

VAN EMDEN Jos

VAN DER HOORN Taco

FOSS Tobias

VINGEGAARD Jonas

Astana

FUGLSANG Jakob

NATAROV Yuriy

DE VREESE Laurens

IZAGIRRE Ion

GREGAARD Jonas

HOULE Hugo

STALNOV Nikita

UAE Team Emirates

PHILIPSEN Jasper

MOLANO Juan Sebastien

COSTA Rui

MCNULTY Brandon

OLIVEIRA Ivo

OLIVEIRA Rui

ULISSI Diego

Movistar Team

PRADES Eduard

ERVITI Imanol

MAS Lluís

MORA Sebastián

TORRES Albert

ROELANDTS Jürgen

ARCAS Jorge

Bahrain-McLaren

POELS Wout

WRIGHT Alfred

PADUN Mark

CAVENDISH Mark

HAUSSLER Heinrich

SIEBERG Marcel

BAUHAUS Phil

Groupama-FDJ

LE GAC Olivier

DELAGE Mickaël

LIENHARD Fabien

MOLARD Rudy

SARREAU Marc

ROUX Anthony

THOMAS Benjamin

Team Sunweb

KELDERMAN Wilco

PEDERSEN Casper

DAINESE Alberto

EEKHOFF Nils

HAMILTON Chris

HINDLEY Jai

STORK Florian

Mitchelton-Scott

BEWLEY Sam

CHAVES Esteban

IMPEY Daryl

YATES Simon

MEZGEC Luka

NIEVE Mikel

PEÁK Barnabás

EF Pro Cycling

VAN DEN BERG Julius

HOFLAND Moreno

RUTSCH Jonas

LANGEVELD Sebastien

POWLESS Neilson

WHELAN James

SCULLY Tom

Trek-Segafredo

STUYVAN Jasper

LIEPIŅŠ Emīls

MULLEN Ryan

KIRSCH Alex

SIMMONS Quinn

THEUNS Edward

PEDERSEN Mads

Ag2r La Mondiale

BOUCHARD Geoffrey

DOMONT Axel

GODON Dorian

GASTAUER Ben

GOUGEARD Alexis

JAUREGUI Quentin

TANFIELD Harry

Lotto-Soudal

CRAS Steff

DE GENDT Thomas

DEGENKOLB John

DIBBEN Jonathan

KLUGE Roger

MARCZYŃSKI Tomasz

WELLENS Tim

CCC Team

ZAKARIN ilnur

BEVIN Patrick

GRADEK Kamil

SAJNOK Szymon

MAŁECKI Kamil

VALTER Attila

GESCHKE Simon

Israel Start-Up Nation 

PICCOLI James

BARBIER Rudy

CATAFORD Alexander

BIERMANS Jenthe

BRÄNDLE Matthias

VAHTRA Norman

RENARD Alexis

NTT Pro Cycling

GASPAROTTO Enrico

GIBBONS Ryan

BATTISTELLA Samuele

DE BOD Stefan

MÄDER Gino

KING Ben

SUNDERLAND Dylan

Poland

BANASZEK Adrian

BERNAS Pawel

BROŻYNA Piotr

STOSZ Patryk

PATERSKI Maciej

KASPERKIEWICZ Przemysław

BANASZEK Alan

Cofidis 

CLAEYS Dimitri

ALLEGAET Piet

HAAS Nathan

HANSEN Jesper

HERRADA José

TOUZÉ Damian

VERMOTE Julien

Gazprom-RusVelo

CHERNETSKI Sergei

CHERKASOV Nikolay

NEKRASOV Denis

NYCH Artem

SCARONI Cristian

ROVNY Ivan

RIKUNOV Petr

Team Novo Nordisk

BRAND Sam

POLI Umberto

KAMSTRA Brian

KUSZTOR Péter

LOZANO David

PERON Andrea

PLANET Charles

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