|Start of the race:
|16:30 - 16:42
|Ascended altitude meters:
A warm-up stage that is not too long. But over 2,000 vertical metres, it's a test for all the legs in the peloton. However, it's very likely that the main field will stay together and make a spurt in finish. I dare say this will be the only chance for the sprinters, as the next stages will not offer such an easy finish.
Prostějov (Náměstí T. G. Masaryka)
An elegant city of poetic festivals with a castle, several churches and two town halls: the old Renaissance one and the new one with a clock and a 66-metre high tower - this is Prostějov. Thanks to its location in the plains of Haná, it is ideal for cycling; it is also convenient to reach the Plumlov Dam recreation area.
Uničov (ul. Hrdinů)
Uničov is situated in a place where the plains of Haná rise slowly to the first spurs of Hrubý and Nízký Jeseník. The rulers envisaged that the town, like Jihlava and Kutná Hora, could become a centre for precious metal mining, but the deposits were not significant and the grand plans never came to fruition.