Tour de Pologne - Dylan Teuns looking strong with one stage to go
Aug 03 2017 08:58 pm CET

Tour de Pologne - Dylan Teuns looking strong with one stage to go
Tour de Pologne - Dylan Teuns looking strong with one stage to go
Photo of Dylan Teuns ©Tim De Waele/TDWsport.com

Belgian Dylan Teuns of BMC Racing Team leads the Tour de Pologne with only one stage to go, and is looking good for the final victory.

Teuns finished stage 6 in a chase group along with most of his rivals for the classification, while then leader Peter Sagan struggled at the back and ended up losing minute.

This allowed Teuns to move to the top of the standings with a six-seconds advantage over Rafal Majka of Bora-hansgrohe.

"It was really hard today," Teuns said. "There was a lot of climbing, and it was a long stage, so I am feeling pretty tired right now as I am sure everyone is. The team did an amazing job just like we planned. When the guys hit the front and started riding for me, they were pushing really hard, and you could feel that the pace in the group was pretty high.

"A lot of guys were immediately dropped, and that was our goal. We wanted to start the final with as small a group as possible and also to make it hard for Peter Sagan and Bora-hansgrohe.

"It's always a good feeling to be in the leader's jersey, but I can say after today that it was really hard to get the jersey. The level is so high here, and I had to give everything to take it."

The 25-year-old from Flanders believes that taking the overall victory is certainly a possibility now.

"The team showed a lot of confidence in me today, and that was amazing. Going into tomorrow's final stage the top 10 is very close so, it will be another hard day. Both the team and I need to be ready to finish it off but after today, and how strong everyone was, I think we will be."

Friday's stage is likely to feature many attacks as the entire top 10 is within half a minute from Teuns and bonus seconds may even end up deciding this year's edition of the Tour de Pologne.




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