The ceremonial start of 78. Tour de Pologne will take place on the Castle Square in Lublin. On that day, the route will lead through the Lubelskie Province. The schedule of this stage will include as many as three LOTTO Lottery Premiums that will be held in Batorz, Godziszów and Krasnystaw. The racers will also compete in three climbs of the 3rd category in Błażek, Antolin and Hosznia Abramowska. The finish line of the first stage is planned in Chełm, a town located on the Uherka River.