PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – 69th TOUR OF POLAND 2012
The Tour of Poland most certainly deserves a very important place among the national tours that have developed the most over the last few years. This race has perfectly adapted to the requirements of modern cycling becoming a key event in the UCI World Tour.
It is above all the undeniable quality of its organisation and technical excellence of its circuit which has enabled the Tour of Poland to attain a very enviable international dimension after having been named the best sport event in the country, in particular for its remarkable media impact. The excellent reputation that it currently has among the peloton is a great reward for the efforts of Czeslaw Lang and his team, who I am sure will do even better in the future.
The development of the race is also very precious for the UCI and its strategy aimed at guaranteeing the sport of cycling constant and harmonious growth, since the race that we are about to watch together is an essential promotional tool in this respect.
The Tour of Poland will once again give us the opportunity to enjoy the exploits of the great riders who will compete in this 2012 edition.
On behalf of the UCI, I would like to above all thank the organisers and all those who have supported them in their not always easy task. Without the contribution of local political authorities, sports associations, sponsors and each volunteer, the magnificent journey at the heart of this very welcoming country would not be possible.
Lastly, I have the privilege of inviting you to come and share with us the unique emotions of the race, as well as the great pleasure to wish every success to all competitors in this Tour of Poland!