Tour de Pologne - Matej Mohoric: This is a beautiful win that I want to dedicate to Bjorg
Aug 10 2019 06:13 am CET

Tour de Pologne - Matej Mohoric: This is a beautiful win that I want to dedicate to Bjorg
Tour de Pologne - Matej Mohoric: This is a beautiful win that I want to dedicate to Bjorg
Bahrain-Merida © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Bahrain-Merida's Matej Mohoric has taken his first victory of the season in the last stage of the Tour de Pologne.

The Slovenian was part of the breakaway of the day and was left alone as the kilometres passed due to the toughness of the terrain. He continued at a good tempo and could maintain a good gap with the chasers that were trying to catch him, and crossed the finish line in Bukowina by himself.

"I was really focused to get into the breakaway today," Mohoric commented at the end of the stage. "I was thinking from the start that I spent a little too much energy to get into the breakaway because some of my friends from the start got neutralized. But in the end, I felt OK and I said to myself that it would be a good idea to anticipate all the riders in the breakaway because the pace was not fast enough and the group was catching up to us. I thought some other guys would come and join me in the front but I got quite a big gap before the last big climb and nobody caught up so I tried to go on my own. Fortunately, in the back, they started to play games and it was possible for me to stay away."

"We came here with GC ambition, both for me and (Domenico) Pozzovivo. Unfortunately yesterday I didn't feel well and I dropped. I had only today's stage in my mind. I faced it with all the left energy after Tour de France and at the start, I was thinking that I wanted to try to take my chance for a stage win if only I could manage to enter the day's breakaway. I felt good and I tried also to anticipate, attacking with about 60km to go. It was the right move and I managed to take this beautiful win, that I want to dedicate to Bjorg."






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