Tour de Pologne

Stage 3) Sanok - Rzeszów

PL Poland Wednesday 11 August 2021 226 km

Tour de Pologne: Almeida enjoys his first day in yellow

Tour de Pologne: Almeida enjoys his first day in yellow

At 226 kilometers in length, stage 3 of the Tour de Pologne was the longest of this edition, taking the riders from Sanok to Rzeszow over a course that was peppered by a couple of hills in the first part before a flattish second half ideally suited to the sprinters.

Clad in the yellow jersey which landed on his shoulders following the impressive victory he got on the stage 2 uphill finish, João Almeida spent a quiet day, surrounded by his teammates, in a bunch who had to deal with an eight-man breakaway that forced them to work hard in order to have the desired mass gallop.

Despite holding a maximum advantage of just three minutes, the escapees survived at the front until with three kilometers to go, when they were reabsorbed by the peloton from where Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) sprinted to victory. Mikkel Honoré concluded the stage as Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s best placed rider and kept his fifth place in the overall standings, where João Almeida continues to sit at the top, four seconds ahead of his closest rivals.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
5:18:15
2 Olav Kooij
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:00
3 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
4 Max Kanter
Team DSM
0:00
5 Max Walscheid
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:00
6 Jonas Rickaert
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
7 Hugo Hofstetter
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
8 Michael Schwarzmann
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
9 Michał Kwiatkowski
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
10 John Degenkolb
Lotto Soudal
0:00
21 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
26 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
46 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
84 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
91 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:19
128 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:40
144 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:15
1 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:01:02
2 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:04
3 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain - Victorious
0:04
4 Michał Kwiatkowski
INEOS Grenadiers
0:11
5 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:18
6 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
0:22
7 Lorenzo Rota
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:22
8 Jai Hindley
Team DSM
0:22
9 Giovanni Aleotti
BORA - hansgrohe
0:22
10 Einer Augusto Rubio Reyes
Movistar Team
0:26
47 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:46
51 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:50
106 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:11
138 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:29
141 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:04
1 Michał Kwiatkowski
INEOS Grenadiers
40 pt
2 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
38 pt
3 Hugo Hofstetter
Israel Start-Up Nation
32 pt
4 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
31 pt
5 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain - Victorious
30 pt
6 Jonas Rickaert
Alpecin-Fenix
29 pt
7 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
28 pt
8 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23 pt
9 Dion Smith
Team BikeExchange
22 pt
10 Biniam Ghirmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
22 pt
15 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19 pt
1 Łukasz Owsian
Poland
13 pt
2 Michał Paluta
Poland
8 pt
3 Daniel Arroyave Cañas
EF Education - Nippo
8 pt
4 Lukas Pöstlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
5 pt
5 Yevgeniy Fedorov
Astana - Premier Tech
5 pt
6 Filippo Conca
Lotto Soudal
5 pt
7 Sean Bennett
Team Qhubeka NextHash
5 pt
8 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain - Victorious
4 pt
9 Biniam Ghirmay Hailu
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
3 pt
10 Patryk Stosz
Poland
3 pt
1 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 45:04:53
2 Team BikeExchange 1:01
3 Alpecin-Fenix 1:02
4 Deceuninck - Quick Step 1:08
5 AG2R Citroën Team 1:21
6 Astana - Premier Tech 1:32
7 Lotto Soudal 1:39
8 Movistar Team 1:57
9 UAE-Team Emirates 2:56
10 Team Jumbo-Visma 5:09

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