Ater his disqualification from the Tour de France, Peter Sagan is set to start in the upcoming Tour de Pologne, which will take place between July 29th and August 4th.
Sagan is returning to the roads where he shone in 2011, the year he won the race, clinching the yellow jersey at the end of a head-to-head duel with Daniel Martin that lasted all the way to the final stage.
“Although six years have passed since my last participation at the Tour de Pologne, I will never forget how I felt in 2011 when I stood on the final podium in Krakow with the yellow jersey. It was my first overall victory in a major stage race and one of my best moments as a young rider. I’m happy to announce that I will be back for the 2017 edition and I look forward to an exciting week of racing in Poland. See you in Krakow in two weeks,” said Peter Sagan.
“I am happy to have Peter Sagan with us once again on the roads of the Tour de Pologne. It’s an honour to have the World Champion jersey here in the pack”, said the general director for the Tour de Pologne, Czeslaw Lang.
“All the fans still have an indelible memory of Peter’s great victory here in Poland in 2011; it was a thrilling edition full of surprises all the way to the final metre, with Marcel Kittel’s victories in the sprints and the battle between Peter Sagan and Daniel Martin for the yellow jersey. All these riders have become major champions, confirming the role that the Tour de Pologne plays in highlighting young talent and helping them emerge. I’m sure that this year, too, with his participation Sagan will contribute to making the race even more compelling and spectacular,” .