Jack Haig takes stage, Dylan Teuns leads GC in Tour de Pologne
Aug 03 2017 07:22 pm CET

Jack Haig takes stage, Dylan Teuns leads GC in Tour de Pologne

Orica-Scott's Jack Haig has taken the victory at the sixth stage of the Tour de Pologne. The Australian attacked at the last climb and arrived to the finish line by himself.

The sixth stage of the race was 189 kilometres long between the salt mine of Wieliczka and Zakopane. The route of the day featured five climbs of the first category.

Early on the day there was an escape of three riders. Antwan Tolhoek (LottoNL-Jumbo), Moreno Moser (Astana) and Adam Stachowiak (Poland) got a gap of more than five minutes with the peloton.

At 44 kilometres from the finish, the escapees were caught and Rob Power (Orica-Scott) attempted an attack, but was soon reeled back in by the pack. The climbs continued to decimate the peloton until only around 14 riders remained in front.

Past the 6 kilometre mark, Orica-Scott's Jack Haig attacked and created a considerable gap with the rest. While he rode in front, the chase group saw several attacks from riders like Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Rui Costa (UAE-Team Emirates) and Wout Poels (Team Sky).

On the descent from the last first category climb, Wilco Kelderman (Sunweb), Adam Yates (Orica-Scott), Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe), Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) and Poels went for the chase of Haig. Later on, the rest of the former front group joined back up.

The Australian managed to maintain the gap until the end, taking the stage victory. The sprint of the favourites group was won by Poels, who was followed by Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors).

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) couldn't keep up on the climbs which allowed BMC's Dylan Teuns to take the Yellow Jersey.
Photo of Jack Haig by CyclingPub / Mary Cardenas





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