Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Strong TBM ready for the Polish challenge
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Strong TBM ready for the Polish challenge

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Wednesday, July 31st – The 76th edition of Tour de Pologne will take place between 3rd and 09th of August for the total distance of just over 1000 km.

Taking the riders on a journey of more than 1000 km from the historic city of Kraków to Bukowina Tatrzańska near the southern border with Slovakia, this year’s Polish national tour holds particular significance: celebrating the centenary of Polish Olympism. Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team is heading Poland with a strong team, focused to make the highest possible classification in GC and take their chances on each particular stage.

Vladimir Miholjević, TBM Sports director is focused, ambitious and optimistic prior to the exciting week in Poland:

“Tour de Pologne is always a very dynamic race where is important to keep focus all the time. Final circuits bring extra stress for the riders, but also a situation where somebody can lose the opportunity for GC result or, on the other hand, achieve it.

We are coming with a good and motivated team. Two of our riders coming directly from the Tour de France and encouraging is that Matej Mohorič and Jan Tratnik showed great condition in the last stages of the tour. On the other hand, we have guys who are coming from a good training period or optimum racing schedule last week. So there is no excuse. 

On the sprinters’ stages 1, 2 and 3 we will try to use the ability of Matej Mohorič and bring him in a good position to do a top result.

TBM will be also on disposition to protect all the time Domenico Pozzovivo and prepare the terrain for him in stages 4, 5, 6 and 7 where we have the goal to play for GC top 3. Matej Mohorič will be our 2nd GC leader. Domen Novak, Jan Tratnik and Hermann Pernsteiner will have key roles to support our GC duo in decisive moments.”

TBM lineup for Tour de Pologne 2019:

Chun Kai Feng / Matej Mohorič / Domen Novak / Hermann Pernsteiner / Luka Pibernik / Domenico Pozzovivo / Jan Tratnik