Tour de Pologne - Peter Sagan: It was a long stage, maybe too long
Aug 01 2017 10:02 pm CET

Tour de Pologne - Peter Sagan: It was a long stage, maybe too long

World champion Peter Sagan took third place in the fourth stage of the Tour de Pologne and remains at the top of the overall standings.

The Slovak of Bora-hansgrohe crossed the finish line behind Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) and Danny van Poppel (Team Sky) and as such took four bonification seconds to secure his Yellow Jersey.

"It was a very long stage," Sagan said after a tough day of racing. "I could even say maybe too long, under a scorching sun and hot temperatures. It was also very fast, with an average speed of 42km/h.

"The team worked hard all day to control the escapees and reel them in, which we did in the final 10km. I tried my best in the sprint, taking third and four bonus seconds, but Ewan proved the fastest of the bunch. Again, sensations were good and tomorrow is another day."

Sports Director Christian Pömer was particularly happy with the way the team performed throughout the stage.

"Today, we put in again a powerful team performance," he said. "Cesare Benedetti controlled the breakaway throughout the day, and in the finale, the rest of the squad took over. Erik Baska did a great job in the lead out for Peter in the final stretch and brought him in an excellent position.

"It was evident that yesterday's strong effort took its toll, but Peter still managed to fight and take a nice third place, bagging another precious four bonus seconds that will be important for the overall leadership."
Photo of Peter Sagan (cropped) © BORA-hansgrohe / VeloImages





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