Tour de Pologne

Stage 4: Lesko - Sanok

PL Poland Tuesday 02 August 2022 179.4 km

Agonisingly close for Stybar at Tour de Pologne

Agonisingly close for Stybar at Tour de Pologne

A mere 150 meters separated Zdenek Stybar from his first victory of the season, but the stinging gradient, strong headwind and the furious peloton coming at a superior speed from behind put an end to his hopes of getting what have been a well-deserved win on the chaotic finale in Sanok.

Previous to his attack, another Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider – Rémi Cavagna – had been on the move, launching with 15 kilometers to go an attack that forced the peloton to seriously up the tempo in order to bring that action to a halt four kilometers from the finish. A couple of minutes later, Stybar gave it a try, jumping from the bunch and riding flat out under the flamme rouge, where he carried a ten-second advantage.

Despite his valiant effort, Zdenek got caught on the short but leg-sapping climb to the finish, where the chasers rode past him before fighting for the stage in a reduced sprint, won by Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates). Mauro Schmid arrived home with the bunch and gained a place in the general classification, where he is seventh with three days to go.

“It was a quite spontaneous attack. I looked at the final kilometers this morning, so I knew what to expect and I just played it all or nothing, also aware of the fact that I could put some seconds into the peloton on the many turns. But on the big roads in the last kilometers there was some headwind and I lost time there. I am disappointed, because the victory was close, but on the other hand I had fun and I am happy I could be there after the health problems I had. I am happy to feel good again and take pleasure from the races again”, an upbeat Zdenek said.

 

Photo credit: ©Bas Czerwinski / Getty Images

Race details

1 Pascal Ackermann
UAE Team Emirates
4:21:46
2 Jordi Meeus
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
3 Jonathan Milan
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
4 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:00
5 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
6 Christian Scaroni
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:00
7 Diego Ulissi
UAE Team Emirates
0:00
8 Quentin Pacher
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
9 Stanisław Aniołkowski
Poland
0:00
10 Nikias Arndt
Team DSM
0:00
26 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
28 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
43 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
56 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
121 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:38
124 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:38
137 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
12:38
1 Sergio Higuita García
BORA - hansgrohe
19:52:46
2 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
0:04
3 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
0:06
4 Diego Ulissi
UAE Team Emirates
0:10
5 Matteo Sobrero
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:10
6 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
INEOS Grenadiers
0:10
7 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:10
8 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:10
9 Quentin Pacher
Groupama - FDJ
0:10
10 Felix Gall
AG2R Citroën Team
0:10
16 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:20
25 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:29
53 Zdeněk Štybar
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:43
117 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
23:38
121 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
23:38
129 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
25:50
1 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
53 pt
2 Pascal Ackermann
UAE Team Emirates
39 pt
3 Jordi Meeus
BORA - hansgrohe
37 pt
4 Jonathan Milan
Bahrain - Victorious
36 pt
5 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
35 pt
6 Arnaud Démare
Groupama - FDJ
35 pt
7 Quentin Pacher
Groupama - FDJ
29 pt
8 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
28 pt
9 Max Kanter
Movistar Team
28 pt
10 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE Team Emirates
28 pt
13 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
24 pt
24 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
15 pt
42 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4 pt
50 Bert Van Lerberghe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 Kamil Małecki
Lotto Soudal
15 pt
2 Michel Hessmann
Jumbo-Visma
11 pt
3 Rui Oliveira
UAE Team Emirates
8 pt
4 Nans Peters
AG2R Citroën Team
5 pt
5 Mauri Vansevenant
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3 pt
6 Mads Würtz Schmidt
Israel - Premier Tech
3 pt
7 Quinten Hermans
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
2 pt
8 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
2 pt
9 Edward Theuns
Trek - Segafredo
2 pt
10 Anders Skaarseth
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
2 pt
12 Mauro Schmid
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 INEOS Grenadiers 59:38:53
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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