Greek national team rider Polychronis Tzortzakis explains how he gets himself prepared for the ΔΕΗ Tour of Hellas: "We are waiting for people to come and support us”
Less than a month remains until the start of the ΔΕΗ Tour of Hellas. A journey that will take riders into new lands compared to last year’s race.
Polychronis Tzortzakis, an exceptional member of the Hellenic national team calls on the residents of the areas where the peloton will pass through, to come and support the Greek riders.
The 2023 Tour edition begins in Crete, the ride continues to magnificent places in Peloponnese (Mycenae, Kalamata, Costa Navarino, Kyparissia) and ends up in the Ancient Olympia; a 658.5 kilometres route. The members of the 20 participating pro teams promise a unique spectacle to all those who will experience the Tour live or via TV coverage.
"I hope the Greek team gets the support it deserves. Cycling may not be that popular in Greece, but we can change that. We want to see more fans than last year come and support us.
“The Deputy Minister of Sports, Lefteris Avgenakis backed the revival of the race from the first moment, and along with the support of the Hellenic Cycling Federation, we managed to host such a big cycling event in Greece.
“Greece’s numerous beautiful places set up the perfect backdrop for the TV coverage and I am convinced that everyone will get excited watching all those images from Crete and the Peloponnese as well from the final chapter of the Tour with the finish in the Ancient Olympia", says Tzortzakis and adds about his own aspirations:
"I'm thrilled, but at the same time, I feel a little nervous. I dare to say it's a target race for me, I owe it to myself to be in good shape and I aim for the higher possible ranking. I think my teammates feel the same way too."