Remco Evenepoel and Fabio Jakobsen will lead the team at next week’s World Tour race.
The 77th edition of the Tour de Pologne (5-9 August), despite consisting of just five stages, will give opportunities to almost everyone: sprinters, climbers and puncheurs. The first World Tour stage race in five months will start from Chorzow and conclude in Krakow, one of the oldest cities in the country. Despite lacking an individual time trial for the fourth consecutive year, the route will provide plenty of challenging terrain for the yellow jersey favourites to make the difference, one of which will be the traditional finish at Bukowina Tatrzanska.
Fresh off his outstanding success at the Vuelta a Burgos, where he became the youngest winner in the history of the race, Remco Evenepoel will now line-up for his first World Tour event of the season, supported by Mattia Cattaneo, Dries Devenyns and James Knox. On the flat stages, our team will look to Fabio Jakobsen, whose fine form carried him to three wins before the season was halted in early spring. The 23-year-old Dutch Champion, making his second consecutive appearance at the Tour de Pologne, will rely in the bunch gallops on Davide Ballerini and Florian Sénéchal, who will round out our team for next week’s race.
“We start again with a very strong and motivated squad. Fabio is our man for the sprints, he’s excited to be back racing, and we’re confident he is capable of getting a good result, while with Remco we will go again for the GC. Everyone saw what he did in Burgos and he will have a nice support also here and an excellent road captain in Dries. We’ll just take one stage at a time and see what happens”, said Deceuninck – Quick-Step sports director Klaas Lodewyck.