4X Pro Tour Poland Race Preview

May 17, 2018 at 1:57
by The 4xProTour  
during round 1 of The 4X Pro Tour at Poland. 10May 2014 Photo Charles Robertson

On Saturday 19th May, the 4X ProTour will return to one of the finest 4X tracks in the world. Szczawno Zdroj in Poland will host round two of the 2018 4X ProTour. The track is superb. Flowing through parkland, this track is the pride of Szczawno Zdroj. With grandstand seating lining the track, trees and flowers everywhere, this really is a venue that sits 4X on a pedestal. Back on the ProTour after a 2-year hiatus, the riders can't wait to get back racing at this superb venue.

during round 1 of The 4X Pro Tour at Poland. 10May 2014 Photo Charles Robertson

during round 1 of The 4X Pro Tour at Poland. 10May 2014 Photo Charles Robertson

2017 4X ProTour Champion Tomas Slavik will be the man to beat. After a good season in 2017, Tomas powered his way towards the overall title. On the back foot though, Slavik had to miss round one in Germany so he will be chasing the win and valuable points.

during round 3 of The 4X Pro Tour at Sunny Meadows Szczawno-Zdroj Poland 18July 2015 Photo Charles Robertson

Slavik will not have it all his own way though. Defending World Champion Felix Beckeman won the European Championships on this track in 2012 so he has good form here. Quentin Derbier, Scott Beaumont and Hannes Slavik will also be fighting for the win at this iconic track.

In the women's race, defending 4X ProTour Champion Romana Labounkova will enter this race as the clear favourite. Natasha Bradley will bring her supreme jumping skills to this track and it will be interesting to see if that gives her an advantage. Helene Fruhwirth, Steffi Marth and Hannah Escott will all be looking to beat Romana.

RACE SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, 18.05.2018
17:00 - 19:00 - race office, verification of entries and collection of competitors' starting numbers
17:00 - 19:00 - official training with medical assistance

SATURDAY, 19.05.2018
12:00 - 14:00 - race office, verification of entries and collection of competitors' starting numbers
13:00 - 15:00 - official training for everyone
15:00 - 15:45 - official training only for licensed riders UCI C2
16:00 - technical briefing (race office)
17:15 - qualifications: amateurs
18:15 - qualifications: UCI C2
19:00 - final races: amateurs
20:00 - final races: UCI C2
21:15 - awards ceremony

RACE HEADQUARTERS and REGISTRATION

Race headquarters: Szczawno-Zdrój, Narciarska street - Słoneczna Polana - building in the lower part of the track

LOCATION:Szczawno-Zdrój is situated in the south-west of Poland (Lower Silesia), 86 km from Wroc?aw, 339 km from Berlin and 204 km from Prague. The nearest airport (Wroc?aw Strachowice) is 80 km away, the nearest train station (Wa?brzych Miasto) ? just 4,6 km

ACCOMMODATION: Plenty of hotel rooms are still available in Szczawno Zdroj for this race weekend. Please contact us if you need some specific accommodation.

All riders must use the following protective equipment in both practice and racing:
- Elbow
- Knee
- Back- and chest protector
- Full face helmet
- Long finger gloves


Visit 4xprotour.com for more information on the 4X ProTour.


7 Comments

  • + 2
 Always exciting racing here, first corner is like a wall of death ????
  • + 1
 cool to see 4x in action good job!!
  • + 1
 Track looks insane, must be so shattered by the end of it!
  • + 1
 It's made of quite a rocky dirt so no worries! It's rather the racers to be shattered if crashing there
  • + 2
 Those gaps look huge!!!!
  • + 1
 Can you watch a live stream??
  • + 1
 see you guys on track Big Grin

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