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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Race details

1 Gerben Thijssen
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
4:47:23
2 Pascal Ackermann
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
3 Jonathan Milan
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
4 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
5 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
6 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
7 Elia Viviani
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
8 Max Kanter
Movistar Team
0:00
9 Marijn van den Berg
EF Education-EasyPost
0:00
10 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
20 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
39 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
61 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
77 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
98 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
147 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
5:03
1 Jonas Abrahamsen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
10:05:12
2 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
0:02
3 Gerben Thijssen
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:02
4 Pascal Ackermann
UAE Team Emirates
0:06
5 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
0:06
6 Jordi Meeus
BORA - hansgrohe
0:08
7 Jonathan Milan
Bahrain - Victorious
0:08
8 Jasper De Buyst
Lotto Soudal
0:08
9 Sam Brand
Team Novo Nordisk
0:11
10 Max Kanter
Movistar Team
0:12
12 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:12
29 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:12
42 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:12
44 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:12
56 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:12
82 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:12
146 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
5:15
1 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
37 pt
2 Max Kanter
Movistar Team
28 pt
3 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
27 pt
4 Gerben Thijssen
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
26 pt
5 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
24 pt
6 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
23 pt
7 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE Team Emirates
22 pt
8 Pascal Ackermann
UAE Team Emirates
19 pt
9 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
19 pt
10 Jordi Meeus
BORA - hansgrohe
18 pt
28 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 Jonas Abrahamsen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
3 pt
2 Piotr Brożyna
Poland
1 pt
1 UAE Team Emirates 30:16:12
2 AG2R Citroën Team 0:00
3 INEOS Grenadiers 0:00
4 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:00
5 Alpecin-Deceuninck 0:00
6 Groupama - FDJ 0:00
7 Team BikeExchange - Jayco 0:00
8 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00
9 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 0:00
10 BORA - hansgrohe 0:00

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