The track will take cyclists from the east to the west of Slovakia
This year, the atmosphere of starts and finishes will be enjoyed by fans of literally the whole country, from its east to the west. The organizers have compiled the track to bring it closer to the current World Championship track and provide the riders with the best possible training conditions.
The race will start with an attractive evening prologue through the historic streets of the city of Košice. The metropolis of the East will also be the scene of the first 151 km long stage. The start and finish will take place on Roosevelt Street, in front of the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. During the first stage, the competitors will compete with 5 mountaineering bonuses (above Bukovec, Štós, Folkmár, Jahodná and above Bukovec) and two speed bonuses (Medzev, Gelnica - always at MsÚ).
Lovers of our sport in the east will see the world peloton the next day. With the start under Spiš Castle, it will take cyclists through the ancient Levoča, Spišská Nová Ves, High Tatras to Dolný Kubín. During 190.4 kilometers, 2 speed bonuses (in Spišská Nová Ves and Liptovský Hrádok) and 2 mountaineering bonuses (in Starý Smokovec and Štrbské Pleso) will be fought. The Dolnokubínci will welcome the winner on Športova Street near the stadium.
Even the third day, the world peloton will not breathe. On the route from Dolný Kubín, it will reach Považská Bystrica in 194.2 kilometers via the Orava and Kysuce roads. Up to 4 mountain bonuses await him on the route (Lutiše, Semeteš, Manínska tiesňava and Čelkova Lehota - saddle) and 4 speed bonuses (Čadca, Bytča, Považská Bystrica when crossing the finish line and then on Kukučínova street).
The last stage will also offer a decent portion of kilometers. It will start in the spa town of Trenčianske Teplice, and then through Motešice, Zlatníky, Topoľčany, Hlohovec, Šúrovce it will bring a peloton to Trnava on Štefánikova Street. After crossing the finish line, the cyclists complete the circuit through Ružindol, Borová, and back towards Suchá nad Parnou. This year's Around Slovakia will culminate after 159 km in the center of Trnava on Štefánikova Street. Even during the final stage, they will fight for 2 mountaineering bonuses (shortly after the start of Machnáč and then in Hlohovec) and 3 speed bonuses (Topoľčany, 1st crossing of the finish line and Borová).