Tour de Pologne - Jack Haig thrilled after first WorldTour victory
Aug 03 2017 09:13 pm CET

Tour de Pologne - Jack Haig thrilled after first WorldTour victory

Australian Jack Haig of Orica-Scott took his first ever WorldTour victory by winning the sixth stage of the Tour de Pologne on Thursday.

Haig attacked from a strong lead group and soon built a lead of almost 50 seconds while the key players for the overall classification mostly looked at each other.

"I’m super happy to get the win today after trying on stage three and coming relatively close, so to be able to try again and have good enough legs to stay away and pull of the win this time was quite special," said the 23-year-old. "I think to do it on a stage that was so hard and with so many good guys preparing for the Vuelta, it made it even more special.

"It was also nice to show all the hard work that I’ve put in over the last couple of years and especially the past couple of weeks training in Andorra preparing for this and the Vuelta.

"Today showed I had good legs to be able to attack the way that I did, stay away to the finish and still have a bit of a gap. It’s a really good feeling."

With his performance in this stage, Haig also moved up to 12th place in the overall standings at 43 seconds from race leader Dylan Teuns.
Photo of Jack Haig by CyclingPub / Mary Cardenas



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