CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

“We are the defending champions and we are trying to win the overall or achieve the highest place possible in the general classification,” McPartland says

Photo: Sirotti

BRETT LANCASTER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

CAMERON MEYER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

CHRISTIAN MEIER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

IVAN SANTAROMITA

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

MICHAEL MATTHEWS

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

MITCHELL DOCKER

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

MITCHELTON-SCOTT

TEAM PROFILE
|
NEWS

PIETER WEENING

RIDER PROFILE
|
NEWS

TOUR DE POLOGNE

RACE PROFILE
|
NEWS
01.08.2014 @ 13:37 Posted by Emil Axelgaard

One year after his surprise victory, Pieter Weening is ready to defend his title in the Tour de Pologne. The Dutchman leads an Orica-GreenEDGE team that also contains sprinter Michael Matthews and Cameron Meyer who is a second GC option.

 

Dutchman Pieter Weening will return to defend his Tour of Poland title this weekend, leading a motivated ORICA-GreenEDGE line up for the seven-day Tour starting on Sunday.

 

Full of confidence in one of his most successful seasons yet, Weening is coming off an altitude training block and a solo victory at Italian one-day race Giro della Toscana last weekend.

 

The eight riders for the Tour of Poland are: Brett Lancaster, Cameron Meyer, Christian Meier, Ivan Santoromita, Michael Matthews, Mitch Docker, Pieter Weening and Sam Bewley.

 

Sport director David McPartland said the overall victory would again be the team’s highest priority.

 

“We are the defending champions and we are trying to win the overall or achieve the highest place possible in the general classification,” McPartland said.

 

“We have the man to do it with defending champion Pieter (Weening). 

 

“He’ll be our main protected rider but we also have Cam Meyer who will be his right hand man and can also be another possibility if something was to happen to Pieter.”

 

The Tour of Poland starts with opportunities for the fast men, including two opening long 200km+ flat stages. The overall battle fires up on stage five with the Tour’s only hilltop finish before a lumpy final road stage and closing 25km individual time trial.

 

“Michael Matthews will be protected as our sprinter but he is also coming back from injury so we need to see how he is travelling,” McPartland said.

 

“In terms of our main aim in the general classification, the last two road stages are critical. 

 

“There is a hill top finish on the fifth stage but it’s also the day after in Slovakia could potentially be even more crucial. 

 

“And the time trial speaks for itself. Pieter won it last year in the time trial so it has every chance of coming down to that final day again.”

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

What are Primoz Roglic’s Chances to Win 2021 Tour de Fr... 17.03.2021 @ 08:37Amazing victory by young champion Sarah Gigante 04.02.2021 @ 14:21Three reasons why cycling is one of the best ways to ex... 28.09.2020 @ 12:03Why do businesses use meeting room managers? 14.09.2020 @ 13:42Five things that you can do, if you want to gain more f... 20.08.2020 @ 15:38One for the road 09.06.2020 @ 15:25List of CyclingQuotes previews 07.05.2020 @ 13:20Blue Energy: room for all interests 26.08.2019 @ 12:56Get your daily dose of exercise at home 08.07.2019 @ 10:443 good advice to be able to afford your favorite bike 25.02.2019 @ 12:32Cycle through gorgeous landscapes 22.10.2018 @ 21:41Balance Your Economy and Diet and Start Saving Money 08.10.2018 @ 11:18Stay Safe: 3 Helmets That Can Keep Your Head Protected... 20.07.2018 @ 07:59Planning to bet on Tour De France - Bet types and strat... 24.05.2018 @ 14:18Basics of cycling betting 25.10.2017 @ 13:10Bauer moves to ORICA-SCOTT 28.08.2017 @ 10:45End of the road for CyclingQuotes 08.01.2017 @ 16:00Rui Costa confirms Giro participation 07.01.2017 @ 12:55Van Avermaet: I am not afraid of Sagan 07.01.2017 @ 09:45Unchanged course for E3 Harelbeke 07.01.2017 @ 09:32Jenner takes surprise win at Australian U23 Championships 07.01.2017 @ 08:53No replacement for Meersman at Fortuneo-Vital Concept 06.01.2017 @ 19:14Barguil with two goals in 2017 06.01.2017 @ 19:06More details about French Vuelta start emerges 06.01.2017 @ 14:16Kristoff to start season at Etoile de Besseges 06.01.2017 @ 14:10Ion Izagirre announces schedule for first year at Bahrain 06.01.2017 @ 12:40JLT Condor optimistic for Herald Sun Tour 06.01.2017 @ 09:19Haas leads Dimension Data trio in fight for Australian... 06.01.2017 @ 09:15Sagan spearheads Bora-hansgrohe at Tour Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:12Henao and Thomas lead Sky Down Under 06.01.2017 @ 09:09Bauer crowned New Zealand TT champion 06.01.2017 @ 08:33Van der Poel ready to defend Dutch title 05.01.2017 @ 21:00Pantano ambitious for first Tour with Trek 05.01.2017 @ 20:41Landa with new approach to the Giro 05.01.2017 @ 20:36Sunweb Development Team sign Goos and Zepuntke 05.01.2017 @ 20:27Dumoulin confirms Giro participation 05.01.2017 @ 20:19Bauer targets victories in Quick-Step debut 05.01.2017 @ 20:16Gaviria and Boonen lead Quick-Step in San Juan 05.01.2017 @ 20:13Team Sunweb presented in Germany 05.01.2017 @ 20:09ASO take over major German WorldTour race 05.01.2017 @ 11:01Team Sunweb unveil new jersey 05.01.2017 @ 10:54Reactions from the Australian TT Championships 05.01.2017 @ 08:27Dennis defends Australian TT title 05.01.2017 @ 08:21Scotson takes back to back U23 TT titles in Australia 05.01.2017 @ 08:15Utrecht on track to host 2020 Vuelta 04.01.2017 @ 18:28Pre-season setback for Talansky 04.01.2017 @ 17:56Kristoff: It's not impossible for me to win in Rou... 04.01.2017 @ 17:49Boom close to first cyclo-cross win in LottoNL debut 04.01.2017 @ 17:40UAE Abu Dhabi make late signing of Arab rider 04.01.2017 @ 17:36UAE Abu Dhabi unveil new jersey 04.01.2017 @ 17:30BMC unveil race schedule 04.01.2017 @ 17:21Androni sign Costa Rican super talent 04.01.2017 @ 17:13Lampre leave the peloton 04.01.2017 @ 17:03Nibali to skip the classics 04.01.2017 @ 16:58Kolobnev announces retirement 04.01.2017 @ 15:08

Currently no news in this list

Aydar ZAKARIN
27 years | today
Bum-Jin YOO
34 years | today
Jhonny BURGOS
38 years | today
Kazuyuki UEMASU
24 years | today
Leonardo SCARSELLI
46 years | today

© CyclingQuotes.com