CCC tries to give Tour de Pologne leader's jersey to Deceuninck-Quick-Step but rules blocked it
Aug 06 2020 09:30 pm CET

CCC tries to give Tour de Pologne leader's jersey to Deceuninck-Quick-Step but rules blocked it
CCC tries to give Tour de Pologne leader's jersey to Deceuninck-Quick-Step but rules blocked it
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CCC Team's Kamil Malecki has started the second stage of the Tour de Pologne with the leader's jersey even if the formation wanted to give it to Deceuninck-Quick-Step.

The first stage of the Polish race finished with a horror crash of Deceuninck-Quick-Step's Fabio Jakobsen that also affected other riders like Marc Serrau, who would have had to wear the leader's jersey. With the absence of Jakobsen and Serrau, Malecki is the leader of the General Classification for the second stage.

"CCC Team was last night informed by the Tour de Pologne race organizers that Kamil Ma?ecki would technically be race leader on stage 2 after the terrible crash involving Fabio Jakobsen," said the team through a statement. "In light of the circumstances and out of respect for Fabio and Marc Sarreau, who was also injured in the crash, both the team and Kamil do not feel it is appropriate for Kamil to wear the leader’s jersey and have instead requested that the jersey be given to Deceuninck - QuickStep for stage 2. However, this was not possible due to race regulations.

"All of our thoughts are with Fabio, his family and friends, and the entire Deceuninck-Quick-Step team, and we wish Fabio well in his recovery."




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