Short news roundup: Tour de Pologne, Volta a Catalunya, Cogeas Mettler, Tour of Slovenia's crashes
Jun 14 2018 05:42 am CET

Short news roundup: Tour de Pologne, Volta a Catalunya, Cogeas Mettler, Tour of Slovenia's crashes
Short news roundup: Tour de Pologne, Volta a Catalunya, Cogeas Mettler, Tour of Slovenia's crashes
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Tour de Pologne departs from Polish capital, a start city of the 2019 Volta a Catalunya gets announced, women's team launches new website and Dimension Data's Tour of Slovenia injuries are not serious.

2018 Tour de Pologne to start in Krakow

Krakow has been chosen to host the Grand Depart of the Tour de Pologne on Saturday 4th of August. The Polish city will have the start of the race in a year in which the country is celebrating the 100th year of its independence, in addition of this being the 75th edition of the race.

Four out of the seven stages of the race will be in and around Krakow. The start will be a 134-kilometre long stage departing and arriving in the city, on the fifth stage the peloton will be back for the start in the famous salt mines in Wieliczka, and the next day the route will go to into the Malopolska mountains.

Stage of the Volta a Catalunya set to start in Puigcerda for the first time in 34 years

The organisation of the Spanish race has reached an agreement with the city of Puigcerda to host the start of one of the stages of the 99th edition of the competition. The last time Puigcerda was part of the Volta a Catalunya was in 1985.

The next edition of the race will take place from the 25th to the 31st of March of 2019.

Cogeas Mettler launches new website

The Russian-registered team has a new website where fans and public can find information about the team, as well as getting news about activities and competitions the riders will take part on.

The site includes several sections where readers can know more about the team, sponsors, results and access a photo gallery of the riders.

Mark Renshaw will continue in Tour of Slovenia despite crash injuries

Mark Renshaw was one of the riders involved in the day's crashes at the Tour of Slovenia. A doctor check-up confirmed that the Australian didn't sustain any serious injuries at the accident.

"Mark Renshaw has sustained some bruising and abrasions on the right side of his body after today’s crash in the closing kilometres of stage 1 at the Tour of Slovenia," said team doctor Adrian Rotunno. "Fortunately his injuries will not stop him from continuing on with the race."

Bora-hansgrohe reported that Rafal Majka was also involved in one of the crashes but didn't suffer serious injuries. He will continue in the race.



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