Tour de Pologne - Wout Poels first in last stage, Dylan Teuns wins overall
Aug 04 2017 07:08 pm CET

Tour de Pologne - Wout Poels first in last stage, Dylan Teuns wins overall
Tour de Pologne - Wout Poels first in last stage, Dylan Teuns wins overall
Photo of Wout Poels © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Wout Poels has won the last stage of the Tour de Pologne. The Dutchman was the strongest in the final meters, crossing the line ahead of Adam Yates and Rafal Majka.

The final stage of the Polish race took place in and around Bukowina, featuring six first category climbs.

Twelve riders formed a breakaway early on the day. Riders like Rory Sutherland and Dayer Quintana (Movistar), Diego Rosa (Sky), Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe), Simon Spilak (Katusha-Alpecin) and Tom Jelte Slagter (Cannondale-Drapac), managed to create a gap of more than two minutes with the peloton.

Members of the front group dropped as the climbs passed by. Sagan attacked on the penultimate climb and created a significant gap, having Rosa chasing him and leader Dylan Teuns struggling behind to avoid any time loss.

On the way to the last ascent, Rosa was caught by his teammate Wout Poels and together they began the hunt of Sagan. Behind them Teuns struggled but with the help of Tejay Van Garderen he came back to the group of favourites.

The last three kilometres featured several attacks of riders like Sam Oomen (Sunweb), Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe), and Adam Yates (Orica-Scott). The favourites arrived to the finish together, where many of them gave it a try but at the end the strongest was Poels, followed by Yates and Majka.

The victory and bonification seconds were not enough for the Dutchman to win the overall classification. Teuns got the final Yellow Jersey, being two seconds ahead of Majka and three of Poels.




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