Tour de Pologne

Stage 7) Zabrze - Kraków

PL Poland Sunday 15 August 2021 145 km

João Almeida wraps up the GC at Tour de Pologne

João Almeida wraps up the GC at Tour de Pologne

João Almeida sealed the overall victory at the Tour de Pologne, becoming one of the youngest riders to take home the yellow jersey since the race was elevated to the World Tour calendar in 2005. The Portuguese built his success on the back of two impressive stage victories, on the uphill finishes of Przemysl and Bukovina Resort, and cemented it on the penultimate day ITT, where he put time into all his rivals, setting in stone the general classification.

One of the most consistent riders in the peloton, a top 10 finisher this season at the UAE Tour, Tirreno-Adriatico, Volta a Catalunya and the Giro d’Italia, João enjoyed quite the breakthrough in Poland, capturing both his first World Tour win and his first stage race triumph after a dominant ride doubled by a strong team support.

“I am extremely happy, it’s a dream come true to be at the top of the podium in a stage race, something for which I worked so hard. To win the GC, two stages – one in the yellow jersey, something quite special – and the white jersey, which came as a bonus, is something incredible that I couldn’t have dreamed of at the start of the race.”

“We were also first in the team classification, which is really beautiful, as it gives you a wonderful feeling to be on the podium with all your teammates who worked so hard for you. We were there on every stage, we fought hard and we showed the Wolfpack spirit, so we can be proud of ourselves. I will draw a lot of confidence from Poland and aim for more good results until the end of the season”, said the 23-year-old, the first Portuguese to win the Tour de Pologne.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step enjoyed a dominant week, in addition to the GC victory, taking also three stage wins – Almeida’s double and Rémi Cavagna’s ITT one – the points jersey with the same João, the team classification and placing one other rider in the top 5 overall, Mikkel Honoré, who confirmed the fine form that just two weeks ago netted him a podium finish at the Clasica San Sebastian.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Julius van den Berg
EF Education - Nippo
2:58:46
2 Alexis Renard
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
3 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
0:00
4 Gianni Moscon
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
5 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:03
6 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
0:03
7 Olav Kooij
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:03
8 John Degenkolb
Lotto Soudal
0:03
9 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
0:03
10 Lionel Taminiaux
Alpecin-Fenix
0:03
29 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:03
36 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:03
67 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:03
88 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:03
115 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:03
138 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:20
1 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:15:56
2 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain - Victorious
0:20
3 Michał Kwiatkowski
INEOS Grenadiers
0:27
4 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
0:37
5 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:53
6 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
0:57
7 Jai Hindley
Team DSM
1:06
8 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - Victorious
1:25
9 Ben Tulett
Alpecin-Fenix
1:28
10 Pascal Eenkhoorn
Team Jumbo-Visma
1:30
34 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:09
44 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:22
127 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
39:31
138 Ian Garrison
Deceuninck - Quick Step
48:54
139 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
50:20
1 João Almeida
Deceuninck - Quick Step
84 pt
2 Michał Kwiatkowski
INEOS Grenadiers
83 pt
3 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain - Victorious
80 pt
4 Diego Ulissi
UAE-Team Emirates
69 pt
5 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
50 pt
6 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
47 pt
7 Hugo Hofstetter
Israel Start-Up Nation
42 pt
8 Dion Smith
Team BikeExchange
38 pt
9 Tim Wellens
Lotto Soudal
36 pt
10 David Dekker
Team Jumbo-Visma
36 pt
12 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
35 pt
29 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20 pt
1 Łukasz Owsian
Poland
50 pt
2 Emīls Liepiņš
Trek - Segafredo
30 pt
3 Jonas Rickaert
Alpecin-Fenix
22 pt
4 Daniel Arroyave Cañas
EF Education - Nippo
22 pt
5 Yevgeniy Fedorov
Astana - Premier Tech
9 pt
6 Michał Paluta
Poland
8 pt
7 Attila Valter
Groupama - FDJ
6 pt
8 Lukas Pöstlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
5 pt
9 Filippo Conca
Lotto Soudal
5 pt
10 Marco Canola
Gazprom - RusVelo
5 pt
1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 78:51:51
2 Alpecin-Fenix 1:52
3 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 2:20
4 Lotto Soudal 2:21
5 AG2R Citroën Team 3:06
6 Team BikeExchange 3:06
7 Movistar Team 6:11
8 Team Jumbo-Visma 7:30
9 Astana - Premier Tech 7:55
10 Team DSM 9:59

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