The five stages of the race dedicated to the young talent of world cycling will be unveiled on Saturday March 4th 2023
The Lang Team, organizer of the Tour de Pologne, will present the five stages of the 2023 ORLEN Nations Grand Prix in Prague, the first round of the UCI U23 Nations Cup serie. The competition has launched – over the years – some of the most promising young cycling talent on the UCI World Tour. On March 4th, from 2 p.m. at the Hotel Orea Pyramida, the Lang Team will inform, stage by stage, everything there is to know about the new appointment with the best riders in the Under-23 category.
The presentation will be attended by Lang Team and Tour de Pologne president Czeslaw Lang and general manager John Lelangue, as well as the top management of ORLEN, a brand now inextricably linked to the race and its mission.
“This year is very important for us because we are growing and developing the ORLEN Nations Grand Prix project.” explains Czeslaw Lang. “We are extending the race on the UCI calendar from 2 to 5 stages which allow us to become a real reference in U23 stage races and to create a balanced and selective program where all types of riders will find opportunities. It is also a landmark year because the race will start outside of Poland for the first time and visit 3 countries in 5 days which is a “première” for the UCI U23 Nations Cup. We had already planned in the past to go abroad, but the coronavirus pandemic postponed those projects. This fifth edition promises to be a truly beautiful and dynamic race that is dedicated to riders under the age of 23 competing under National Teams and we are already so glad to announce that we will be welcoming the best international talent and the best cycling nations on the 24th of May for the first stage of the ORLEN Nations Grand Prix 2023.”
“We have long supported top international events and the ORLEN Nations Grand Prix cycling race is no exception. Cycling is another sport that is an attractive opportunity for us to increase awareness of the ORLEN brand in Central Europe and also in the Czech Republic,” says Anna Ziobroń, Director of Sponsorship and Marketing at ORLEN Unipetrol. “We believe that the ORLEN Nations Grand Prix will – as in the past – feature and launch more promising talent on the cycling World Tour.”
“ORLEN is a strategic partner for us because it supports the Tour de Pologne UCI World Tour and the ORLEN Nations Grand Prix Race, but in general, if we look at what ORLEN has done for sport in Poland, we can call it a true patron. ORLEN not only focuses on business, but also understands what it means to promote Poland through sport.’” Lang concludes.