Tour de Pologne - Peter Sagan still optimistic about upcoming stages
Jul 30 2017 07:37 pm CET

Tour de Pologne - Peter Sagan still optimistic about upcoming stages
Tour de Pologne - Peter Sagan still optimistic about upcoming stages
Photo of Peter Sagan by the A.S.O.

World Champion Peter Sagan of Bora-hansgrohe lost his leader's jersey in the Tour de Pologne but feels optimistic about the upcoming stages.

The Slovak was not well positioned ahead of the final sprint and found himself stuck behind others while UAE Team Emirates' Sacha Modolo took the day's victory. Sagan himself finishing in eighth place.

Danny van Poppel of Team Sky crossed the line in second place and takes the overall lead thanks to bonification seconds. As such, Sagan will be back in his rainbow jersey in Monday's stage 3.

"As expected, stage 2 of the Tour de Pologne was very fast and finished with a bunch sprint," Sagan said. "The team did a very good job of protecting me, pulling hard at the front to close the gaps and neutralise the attacks.

"Unfortunately, I was closed in the finale and wasn't able to sprint the way I wanted. However, I felt in good form and with strong legs, so I'm confident about my chances in the upcoming stages."

Sports Director Christian Pomer provided a similar review. "We worked hard to bring Peter to the finish in a good position, and hoped he would have a good gap and some luck. Unfortunately that didn’t happen today and he couldn’t sprint like he wanted, but that’s a part of cycling. The team worked very well together and in tomorrow’s mountain stage we’re hoping for another good chance for us!"




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