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UCI World Tour’s first multi-stage road bike tour after Covid-19

The 92-year-old Tour de Pologne will be the first UCI World Tour long-distance road bike tournament to come after the Covid-19 pandemic. The tournament will take place from 5-8 to 9-8, starting from Chorow and destination in Krakow. However, to ensure the health and safety of everyone, the tournament will limit reporters and spectators watching

Meanwhile, the audience will be banned from watching the riders compete at the starting line and the destination, while reporters and journalists are also not invited to participate in the news.

To solve the problem of information, photos, video recording of the Tour de Pologne 2020, and convey them to the public, the organizer explained, they will use a team of specialized journalists, producing their own programs. Information, promoting the tournament, through photos, articles, videos, and the team must also meet the requirements of medical examination – health, extremely strict.

In addition, events on the sidelines of the tournament, usually held in public places in race cities, were also canceled, as the organizer wanted to limit the minimum number of people in places. sensitivity, reducing the risk of new disease outbreaks.

However, the Tour de Pologne 2020, like many other sports tournaments taking place in many parts of the world, still needs an audience. That’s why, even though fans are banned from watching competitions at the start and destination.

They still have the right to watch on both sides of the road during the races, as long as they strictly follow the measures of social spacing of local governments. Meanwhile, reporters were not invited to report, still work on the two sides of the road, with the requirement to stand half a meter away, and the riders with the same distance.

Before the Tour de Pologne 2020, the two Vuelta a Burgos and Strade Bianche tournaments also took place, signaling that the 2020 road bike season is starting to be active again. However, the Vuelta a Burgos (which will take place from July 28 to August 1) is only part of the UCI Europe Tour system, while Strade Bianche (held on August 1) is a one-stage tournament. single race.

At the Tour de Pologne 2019, after 1,036 kilometers of the track, going through 7 stages, Pavel Sirakov (Russia, Ineos) won the final Yellow Vests with a record of 26 hours 20 minutes and 58 seconds, more than the second place is Jai Hindley (Australia, Sunweb) in just 2 seconds. Ineos also won the team championship with a total record of 79 hours 7 minutes and 11 seconds.