Tour de Pologne: Vakoč in the mix

Tour de Pologne: Vakoč in the mix

Wednesday 07 August 2019 - 17:04

The 27-year-old Czech finished fourth on the 153.8km-long stage 5.

The headwind complicated matters a bit, but Petr Vakoč carefully bided his time on the 4% gradient before kicking out with 200 meters to go and taking fourth on the line, a result that saw him move up in the rankings, same time as teammate Luxembourg Champion Bob Jungels, who remains the best-placed Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider ahead of the last two stages.

“The guys did a great job and controlled the break in the final, bringing it back on the circuit. I arrived at the start of the last climb around 20th position, but under the flamme rouge I was already sixth wheel. I made my move with 200 meters remaining and passed many guys, but unfortunately, I faded 20 meters from the line and I lost the podium. Despite this, I am happy I am happy with my effort and that I could fight again for victory; a top 5 in a World Tour race is a nice result, which gives me a lot of confidence. I hope other strong results will follow after today, especially as I feel the form is there”,  a delighted Petr said at the end of the stage.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
3:49:55
2 Eduard Prades Reverte
Movistar Team
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3 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
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4 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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5 Pierre Latour
AG2R La Mondiale
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6 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
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7 Enrico Battaglin
Team Katusha Alpecin
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8 Marc Sarreau
Groupama - FDJ
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9 Chris Hamilton
Team Sunweb
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10 Michael Gogl
Trek - Segafredo
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24 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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32 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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69 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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114 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:11
115 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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123 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
18:06:40
2 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
0:04
3 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
0:16
4 Eduard Prades Reverte
Movistar Team
0:18
5 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain Merida
0:20
6 Quentin Jauregui
AG2R La Mondiale
0:22
7 Szymon Rekita
Poland
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8 Pierre Latour
AG2R La Mondiale
0:23
9 Marc Sarreau
Groupama - FDJ
0:24
10 Clément Venturini
AG2R La Mondiale
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25 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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27 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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43 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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53 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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112 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:31
120 Fabio Sabatini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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138 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:22
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
59 pt
2 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
59 pt
3 Marc Sarreau
Groupama - FDJ
53 pt
4 Danny van Poppel
Team Jumbo-Visma
52 pt
5 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
50 pt
6 Max Walscheid
Team Sunweb
48 pt
7 John Degenkolb
Trek - Segafredo
39 pt
8 Clément Venturini
AG2R La Mondiale
34 pt
9 Sacha Modolo
EF Education First
28 pt
10 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
24 pt
12 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24 pt
20 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17 pt
1 Rodrigo Contreras
Astana Pro Team
10 pt
2 Kamil Gradek
CCC Team
10 pt
3 Charles Planet
Team Novo Nordisk
8 pt
4 Carl Fredrik Hagen
Lotto Soudal
7 pt
5 Szymon Rekita
Poland
6 pt
6 Davide Formolo
BORA - hansgrohe
5 pt
7 Jelle Wallays
Lotto Soudal
4 pt
8 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
3 pt
9 Neilson Powless
Team Jumbo-Visma
2 pt
1 BORA - hansgrohe 54:21:12
2 UAE-Team Emirates ,,
3 AG2R La Mondiale ,,
4 Trek - Segafredo ,,
5 Mitchelton-Scott ,,
6 Team Sunweb ,,
7 Groupama - FDJ ,,
8 Team Jumbo-Visma ,,
9 Movistar Team ,,
10 Lotto Soudal ,,

Top results

1 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
3:49:55
2 Eduard Prades Reverte
Movistar Team
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3 Ben Swift
Team INEOS
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