uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

“We’ve always assigned the wild cards trying to reward those teams which have shown themselves to be worthy through their commitment and the results they achieve, teams which we believe can bring added value to the level of the...

Photo: Movistar








19.12.2015 @ 09:30 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

The starting line-up for the 2016 Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour is expanding and taking shape. The Lang Team organizing committee has announced the first 5 wild cards that have been assigned for the 2016 edition of the Polish stage race scheduled from July 12th to the 18th. The chosen teams will join the 18 World Tour formations who are participating in the race by right. There will be 4 professional continental teams, the Polish CCC Sprandi Polkowice and Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team, the Italian Bardiani-CSF and American Team Novo Nordisk, plus the Reprezentacji Polski (the Polish national team).

“We’ve always assigned the wild cards trying to reward those teams which have shown themselves to be worthy through their commitment and the results they achieve, teams which we believe can bring added value to the level of the race,” explains general director for the Tour de Pologne Czeslaw Lang. 


“Team CCC Sprandi Polkowice is a fantastic enterprise in Polish cycling which by now has also made it to a world level and which has always figured significantly on the roads of the Tour de Pologne. The same goes for the National team, which donned the yellow jersey for one day last year and won the final time trial. On the other hand, the invitation to Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team is new and aims to serve as a further step in the growth and improvement of the professional Polish cycling movement.


"Team Bardiani-CSF has always brought young talents into the spotlight, obtaining important results in all the major races to which it’s been invited; just consider the lovely stage victories scored in the last three Giro d’Italia races. As for Team Novo Nordisk, in addition to their results they should be rewarded for the generosity behind the sports and social projects that the team is involved in through the commitment of their athletes, who are all diabetics, to show how this illness no longer poses a limit and that it can be defeated.” 

“The 2015 Tour de Pologne was very successful for the Polish National Team, maybe the best one ever. It won’t be easy to repeat this success. There will also be two professional continental teams from Poland in the Tour de Pologne, which will increase the number of Polish riders in the peloton. We will try to do our best and to perform as well as we did in 2015,” says Waclaw Skarul, President of the Polish Cycling Federation.

"The Tour de Pologne is something special. Every year it is a major tour for our team. We always try to be 100 percent ready and fight for the best position. It is not easy, because there are a lot of top riders from all over the world fighting for victory in the Tour de Pologne. It is also something special for every Polish rider on our team, something very prestigious and challenging. So we always have a bit of rivalry inside the team, because everyone wants to start in the Tour de Pologne,” says Piotr Wadecki, Sports Director for CCC Sprandi Polkowice. 

“The Tour de Pologne will be our primary goal this season. The Polish national race is very important for our team. All our preparation will be focused on the Tour de Pologne. Personally I like this tour a lot because I’ve experienced the taste of a victory. Not as a rider, but as a sports director for Mróz Team. In 1999 we celebrated Tomasz Brozyna’s victory and in 2003 it was Cezary Zamana,” says Piotr Kosmala, Sports Director of Verva ActiveJet Pro Cycling Team. 

“We are very happy that the Tour de Pologne has decided to accept our candidacy for the 2016 edition. The race is starting to stand out as one of the best on the World Tour circuit, and we are completely honoured to be there for the start. It will be one of the most important events on our summer calendar and we will be taking it on with a formation that’s just as important,” says Bruno Reverberi, team manager for Bardiani-CSF. 

"Team Novo Nordisk is looking forward to racing at the Tour de Pologne for the first time in 2016. This race is especially meaningful as it will be our first appearance in a World Tour stage race. The Tour de Pologne has a long and respected history and garners tremendous visibility worldwide. We aim to use this amazing opportunity to promote our mission of inspiring, educating and empowering everyone affected by diabetes throughout Poland and around the globe,” says Team Novo Nordisk’s Senior Vice President of Athletics Vassili Davidenko. 

The organizing committee is also considering the possibility of assigning others wild cards. 



One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58Kolobnev announces retirement 04.01.2017 @ 15:08Young Dimension Data team targets third consecutive win... 04.01.2017 @ 14:01Vakoc leads Quick-Step at Tour Down Under 04.01.2017 @ 13:58Puncheur course for 2017 Arctic Race of Norway 04.01.2017 @ 13:55Ewan makes it itwo in row at Criterium Championships 04.01.2017 @ 13:53Track world champion wins Australian U23 criterium title 04.01.2017 @ 13:50

Currently no news in this list

Pedro Miguel LOPES
21 years | today
22 years | today
21 years | today
41 years | today
33 years | today