Tour de Pologne

Stage 3: Krasnik - Przemysl

PL Poland Monday 01 August 2022 237.9 km

Schmid moves up in Tour de Pologne GC

Schmid moves up in Tour de Pologne GC

Three classified climbs and a 1.5km uphill finish averaging 7.7% were on the menu of Monday’s 237.9km stage, but the winner emerged in the final meters, following a sprint from a reduced group. Having been positioned by his Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl at the front of the bunch at the base of the climb, Mauro Schmid put in a strong effort on the Przemysl ascent which saw him conclude in the same time as winner Sergio Higuita (Bora-hansgrohe), a result that helped the Tour of Belgium champion make a huge jump in the rankings.

“It was a super long day, 238 kilometers in the saddle, coming after two other stages of over 200 kilometers. At least we had some good tailwind, so it went a bit faster. I felt really good on those three climbs, then I tried to get into a good position for the finale with the help of the guys. It was pretty much an all-out effort for everyone in the last kilometer. At 300 meters to go, just before the last corner, I think I just waited a bit too long and I was a bit boxed in, and in the end came home in sixth place. The result is good, I’m up there in the GC, happy with my shape and looking forward to the next days”, explained Mauro after the finish.

Eighth overall, just ten seconds behind the yellow jersey, Schmid is the team’s best placed rider in the standings, with Mauri Vansevenant a further ten seconds back. The duo will have another chance to make inroads in the general classification Tuesday afternoon, when the peloton will travel to Sanok, in the south-east part of the country, for a hilly stage that barely features a meter of flat.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Sergio Higuita García
BORA - hansgrohe
5:25:46
2 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
3 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:00
4 Matteo Sobrero
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:00
5 Quentin Pacher
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
6 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
7 Felix Gall
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
8 Stephen Williams
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
9 Lucas Hamilton
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:00
10 Diego Ulissi
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
17 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:10
24 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:19
59 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:33
104 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:59
106 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
10:50
108 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
10:50
1 Sergio Higuita García
BORA - hansgrohe
15:31:00
2 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
0:04
3 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:06
4 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:10
5 Diego Ulissi
UAE Team Emirates
0:10
6 Matteo Sobrero
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:10
7 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
0:10
8 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:10
9 Quentin Pacher
Groupama - FDJ
0:10
10 Lucas Hamilton
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:10
16 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:20
26 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:29
58 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:43
109 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
11:00
113 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
11:00
130 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
13:12
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 Sergio Higuita García
BORA - hansgrohe
20 pt
9 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
20 pt
10 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
19 pt
22 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
15 pt
39 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4 pt
47 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 Michel Hessmann
Jumbo-Visma
11 pt
2 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3 pt
3 Jonas Abrahamsen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
3 pt
4 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
2 pt
5 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
2 pt
6 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
2 pt
7 Piotr Brożyna
Poland
2 pt
8 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
9 Davide Formolo
UAE Team Emirates
1 pt
1 INEOS Grenadiers 46:33:35
2 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:24
3 Bahrain - Victorious 0:45
4 EF Education-EasyPost 1:12
5 Israel - Premier Tech 1:24
6 AG2R Citroën Team 1:28
7 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 1:41
8 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 2:02
9 Team DSM 2:06
10 Movistar Team 2:18

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