Due to the schedule of the Olympics cycling events both the mens and womens Tour of Poland have been moved. The womens event will now take place between the 18th and 20th July, starting with a time trial.
The director of the race, Czeslaw Lang, said in the above press release:
“(womens cycling) has grown a lot in recent years, around the world and here in Poland. The birth of a UCI World Tour dedicated to women is further evidence of this growth. From here came the desire to broaden the Tour de Pologne to women by creating a single big event that will cover a total of ten days of competition. In 2016 the 7 stages of the men will follow the first edition of the Tour de Pologne female, scheduled July 18 to 20 with an inaugural time trial and two-step online. The women’s race will rely on the support of all the organizers of the men’s race, which is why we hope that the Tour de Pologne women can establish itself as a key date in the international calendar rose since its debut. Even for women Poland can become a very good test ahead of the Olympics in Rio. “