On July 31, 2011 Pruszków start in the Tour of Poland. This seven-day stage race is part of the World Tour.
After World War II the race was revived by the Polish Cycling Federation, in collaboration with a group of journalists and newspaper publisher Czytelnik.
Since the communist regime officially allowed only amateur sport, there were decades no pros compete in the Tour of Poland. That changed after the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Czeslaw Lang used incidentally, himself a successful driver. In 1980 he won the Tour of Poland.
In the same year he won the silver medal at the Olympic road race in Moscow, which was won by the untouchable Sergei Sukhoruchenkov
Marian Wieckowski, Andrzej Mierzejewski and Dariusz Baranowski.
For today's cycling enthusiasts Baranowski is the best known of the three. For instance, he rode for Banesto, Liberty Seguros and US Postal.
He is currently 39 years, but he is still active as a cyclist.
In July 2011 Baranowski won a stage in the Czech Cycling Tour and it was second in the final standings.
2011 Tour de Pologne