Chaotic bunch sprint at the Tour de Pologne

Chaotic bunch sprint at the Tour de Pologne

Sunday 04 August 2019 - 19:35

Fabio Jakobsen remains the highest-ranked Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider in the GC.

It was another day for the fast men at the Tour de Pologne, where the peloton rolled out from Tarnowskie Góry and embarked on a 153.3km-long trip to Katowice, a stage finish for the tenth time in as many years. Two men instigated a move, but despite carving out a 5:30 advantage over the peloton, Pawel Franczak (Poland National Team) and Charles Planet (Novo Nordisk) were an easy pray for the chasers, who overhauled them 15 kilometers from home.

Bob Jungels and Petr Vakoč combined forces at the head of the bunch inside the closing kilometers, stretching out the field before the flamme rouge, but then chaos ensued on the complicated downhill finish in Katowice, which didn’t allow any team to actually control the bunch sprint, thus leading to a hectic finale, with riders spread out all over the road. From this chaos, Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott) emerged to take the win, ahead of Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe).

Third in Krakow twenty-four hours earlier, Dutch champion Fabio Jakobsen was brought into position by the experienced Fabio Sabatini, but because of the disorder generated in the last kilometer he couldn’t fight for victory and concluded in 15th position. Fabio, who is racing the Tour de Pologne for the first time in his career, will have another opportunity on Monday, when the race will visit Zabrze.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
3:32:42
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
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3 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
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4 Danny van Poppel
Team Jumbo-Visma
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5 Marc Sarreau
Groupama - FDJ
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6 Max Walscheid
Team Sunweb
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7 Sacha Modolo
EF Education First
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8 Clément Venturini
AG2R La Mondiale
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9 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain Merida
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10 Enzo Wouters
Lotto Soudal
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15 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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31 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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42 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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74 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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81 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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90 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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142 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:09
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
6:30:26
2 Charles Planet
Team Novo Nordisk
0:01
3 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
0:02
4 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
0:04
5 Paweł Franczak
Poland
0:06
6 Jakub Kaczmarek
Poland
0:07
7 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
8 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
0:12
9 Quentin Jauregui
AG2R La Mondiale
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10 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain Merida
0:13
44 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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55 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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64 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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84 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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96 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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149 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:14
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
38 pt
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
38 pt
3 Danny van Poppel
Team Jumbo-Visma
33 pt
4 Max Walscheid
Team Sunweb
32 pt
5 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
31 pt
6 Sacha Modolo
EF Education First
28 pt
7 Marc Sarreau
Groupama - FDJ
26 pt
8 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24 pt
9 John Degenkolb
Trek - Segafredo
22 pt
10 Clément Venturini
AG2R La Mondiale
20 pt
1 Charles Planet
Team Novo Nordisk
5 pt
1 BORA - hansgrohe 19:32:00
2 UAE-Team Emirates ,,
3 Team Sunweb ,,
4 Mitchelton-Scott ,,
5 Lotto Soudal ,,
6 Movistar Team ,,
7 AG2R La Mondiale ,,
8 Gazprom-RusVelo ,,
9 Bahrain Merida ,,
10 Astana Pro Team ,,

Top results

1 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
3:32:42
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
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3 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
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