2008 Tour de Pologne
The 65th Tour of Poland was held in seven stages over a distance of 1076.4 km from 14 to 20 September 2008. The plan was a length of 1258.6 km, but had various stages can be shortened due to bad weather. The cycling stage race was part of the UCI ProTour 2008.
The Tour of Poland started in 2008, just as in 2007, with a short team time trial in the capital, Warsaw. The next stages led by the north-eastern Poland. Then we went to the south, there are the highlands of Poland. The tour ended for the first time in Krakow. In the previous sweeps Karpacz was nine times in a row the Schlussort the tour. Three stages showed a distance of more than 230 kilometers.
The Tour of Poland celebrated its 80th anniversary.
The tour has been affected by constant storms: So had the sixth stage, the queen stage to almost half of the planned route can be shortened to 118 km. The last stage was shortened by about a third to 95.4 km. The fourth stage, the already shortened by 40 km due to heavy rains, was prematurely terminated by the drivers. The stage ended on a various times of routing circuit in Lublin, whose Befahrung was considered too risky.
It took all 18 ProTeam and a selection part consisting of the Polish drivers Continental teams DHL Author, CCC Polsat - Polkowice Legia and Kalev Sport.
Ratings in the itinerary
The table shows the leaders in their respective standings after each stage.