Peloton gets its bunch sprint despite resilient breakaway.
British Champion Mark Cavendish was again in the thick of the action at the seven-day World Tour race, but unfortunately for the Manxman he couldn’t find the space to sprint and fight for a good result on the uphill drag to the line in Zamosc, where the long stage 2 came to a conclusion.
Despite counting only four men, the breakaway had the peloton work hard in order to overhaul them, with the last man in the front being absorbed with only one kilometer to go, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl being among the teams who did a great effort behind the leading quartet. In the sprint won by Gerben Thijssen (Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert), Mark Cavendish finished tenth, his second top 10 at the race after the one on the opening day.
The Tour de Pologne continues with the longest stage of this edition, 237.9 kilometers from Krasnik to Przemysl. The parcours comprises three classified climbs in the last 40 kilometers before a steep and explosive uphill finish, where the yellow jersey is expected to change hands and gaps should appear between the overall contenders.
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