ORLEN Nations Grand Prix 2020 will be held in Rzeszów on September 12-13. The change of date is caused by the new calendar of the UCI. ORLEN Nations Grand Prix in Rzeszów will be the final stage of the UCI Nations Cup U23 series.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there have been many changes in this year’s cycling season. Many competitions were canceled and the most important ones found new dates on the calendar. The Nations Cup will consist of three races – Tour de l’Avenir, Course de la Paix Grand Prix Jeseníky and ORLEN Nations Grand Prix. The Polish competition will be determining as to the general classification of the UCI Nations Cup U23.
– Bearing in mind the great emotions that accompanied last year’s inaugural edition of the ORLEN Nations Grand Prix, I cannot wait for the September race. The best young riders from many countries will come to Poland again and will compete wearing the colors of their national teams. The race will be a chance for them to show their talent to the world. We can already be sure of the spontaneous, spectacular and passionate fight for victory – said Czesław Lang, Lang Team general director.
The ORLEN Nations Grand Prix will include two stages. On Saturday, September 12, the team time trial will take place and, on Sunday, September 13, the line race. Both stages will be raced on the 27-kilometer loop with start and finish at Ciepliński street in Rzeszów. We can expect about 20 national teams participating in the race.
The ORLEN Nations Grand Prix in Rzeszów will also be an important test for the teams before the world championships, which will be held on September 20-27 in Switzerland.