Introductory Word of the Director of the Race
I would like to welcome you to the race edition which will open the fifth decade in the history of the "May stages" for junior cycling. I am glad I can inform you that we managed to secure the traditional format of the Junior Peace Race this year again - during a five May days the best junior cyclist of the world will be rushing through the Central Bohemian Uplands, the Ore Mountains and German Saxony. The riders will get familiar not only with the intricate climbs, but especially with the overall beauties of the region. The organization of this event, which is part of the Nation’s Cup since 1995, gets increasingly more challenging every year. Indeed, this year there are only four multi stage races included in the Nation’s Cup - the most prestigious word junior competition. Therefore I am really proud of the team of people and partners who help us with the organization. Only thanks to these sometimes seemingly invisible helpers we menage to keep the high prestige and level of the Junior Peace Race all these years, but also to constantly work on further improvements. The necessity for continuous improvement is driven by the need to match the increasing quality of the peloton. This year again we can be certain, that among the more than hundred competitors, will be those who will collect useful experiences to be turned into titles and medals on the Europe or the world championships or the professional stages. We cross fingers for the 41st edition to open yet another successful decade for the race.