Cannondale-Drapac fields versatile team for Tour de Pologne
Jul 28 2017 06:29 am CET

Cannondale-Drapac fields versatile team for Tour de Pologne

Cannondale-Drapac will take an all-round team to the Tour de Pologne with the objective of tackling stages.

Director Fabrizio Guidi has complete trust in the squad. "The team we have is solid. We are going to try every day to sprint, and also in the mountain stages we have possibilities.

"Our group is motivated and healthy and the course suits us. There’s no final TT. The shorter stages and nervous course will make this race interesting. We are ready."

This will be one of the first races for Toms Skujins after his horrific crash in the Tour of California. "The plan is simple. Race and test the body," said the rider. "Clearly I have done just two races since my crash in California and I’ve been training hard, so now I am just going to test out the body in racing.

"Training has been going really well and the body feels great, but once you throw yourself into a race and push yourself to the limit it’s a bit different. I’m pumped to test myself out and build a good block of intensity in for the second part of the year."

Joe Dombrowski is enthusiastic about this race and sees it as a first test ahead of the Vuelta a España. "I’m excited to get back into racing after a break with the Tour of Poland," he commented. "I’ve never done the race, so it will be a new experience for me. I’ve also never been to Poland, so I’m actually really looking forward to seeing a new part of the world.

"The plan is to race the Vuelta later this summer, and this will be a different preparation than I have done the past couple years. I think it’s a good change. In addition, my last name is Dombrowski and I am part Polish, so there is that."

Cannondale-Drapac's full roster for the Tour of Poland:

Joe Dombrowski
Davide Formolo
Kristijan Koren
Toms Skujins
Tom-Jelte Slagter
Tom Van Asbroek
Davide Villella
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