Tour de Pologne: Caleb Ewan wins stage, Peter Sagan keeps Yellow
Aug 01 2017 07:01 pm CET

Tour de Pologne: Caleb Ewan wins stage, Peter Sagan keeps Yellow

Orica-Scott's Caleb Ewan was the fastest at the fourth stage of the Tour de Pologne. The Australian had a better sprint than Danny van Poppel and Peter Sagan, who were second and third respectively.

The longest stage of the Polish race was 238 kilometres long, which felt longer with the temperature of more than 37 degrees that the riders had to stand. The route started in Zawiercie and finished with three laps on a six-kilometre circuit around the stadium of Gornik Zabrze.

Just after the real start of the stage, six riders escaped from the pack and stayed in front for most of the day. Remi Cavagna (Quick-Step Floors), Bertjan Lindeman (LottoNL-Jumbo), Toms Skujins (Cannondale-Drapac), Nick Dougall (Dimension Data), Jan Tratnik (CCC) and Pawel Bernas (Poland), managed to create a gap of more than five minutes with the bunch.

The first one to drop from the front group was Lindeman and the other five continued until the two last laps in Zabrze, where Cavagna attacked and none of the others could follow.

During the last lap, the rider of Quick-Step was caught and the peloton started to position itself for the final sprint. The last meters featured a battle between Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe), Danny van Poppel (Team Sky) and Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott).

At the end, the Australian showed to be the fastest of the day by crossing the finish line ahead of van Poppel and Sagan.

The World Champion remains a the top of the General Classification.
Photo of Caleb Ewan (cropped) by Orica-BikeExchange





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