Sagan will ride in Moravia. The peloton will also include world champions and a record holder in the watch

Michal Červený

There will be a total of six World Tour formations at the start: Mitchelton-Scott, Jumbo-Visma, NTT Pro Cycling, Bahrain-McLaren, Sunweb and Bora-hansgrohe. Petr Vakoč, who won the race in 2015 in Deceuninck Quick Step colors, will be the jersey of the Alpecin-Fenix ​​procontinental team.

There is also a Czech elite stable Elkov Kasper with Jan Bárta or Adam Ťoupalík or a Czech national team led by Tomáš Konečný with Karel Vacek, Petr Kelemen, Vojtěch Sedláček or Daniel Turk.

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The main star of the starting field is the Belgian Victor Campenaerts from NTT Pro Cycling, who in the last seasons of the World or European Championships in the individual time trial regularly returned with a medal, and he is also a record holder in the watch. Rainbow jerseys of world champions, albeit from track disciplines, were worn in the past by Australians Luke Drubridge or Michael Hepburn from the Mitchelton Scott formation.

There are a total of five fighters in the peloton who have completed at least ten Grand Tour. The Japanese Yukiya Arasiro from Bahrain Merida started in twelve three-week stage battles.

American Chad Haga wearing a SunWeb jersey has ten notches from the Grand Tour, taking one stage victory (Giro 2019), which Austrian Lukas Pöstlberger (Giro 2017) from the Bora-hansgrohe formation can also boast. Three-time Slovak champion Juraj Sagan, brother of three-time world champion Petr Sagan, will also be in her line-up.

“It’s just a fraction of the elite. The list of great cyclists in the peloton would be endless, “Jaroslav Vašíček, promoter of the race from TTV Sport Group, attracts fans to the track.” In recent months, there was no day when there was no problem on the route. In desperation, we considered laying twenty-five meters costs, we already had a bulldozer and a roller secured, but in the end a local sawmill came out to meet us in the village of Jičina, we will pass through its yard, “comments on Vašíček’s preparations.

After Thursday’s team time trial, it will be Friday’s Prostějov-Uničov stage (193 km), on Saturday cyclists will fight on the Olomouc-Frýdek Místek route (206 km) and on Sunday the Czech Cycling Tour will culminate in the Mohelnice-Šternberk stage (172 km).

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