12. 09. 2018 14:00
On September 12, the cycling race Around Slovakia or "Tour de Slovaquie" kicks off with a short prologue stage in the centre of Poprad. On the next day the race will take the cyclists also to Štrbské Pleso in the High Tatras, where there are seven mountain bonuses along the challenging route. This should, however, be no problem for at least one rider in the peloton, Julian Alaphilippe of the Belgian team Quick-Step Floors, who is the winner of the polka-dot jersey for the best climber in the latest Tour de France. It is the first time that teams from the elite UCI World Team category are taking part in the stage race Around Slovakia.