Bartosz Huzarski most active rider in the Tour de Pologne
As expected, the time trial specialists were able to prevail today in the final stage of the Tour de Pologne. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) completed the 37 km route from Wieliczka to Cracow with the fastest time. With a commanding lead of almost a minute, he consigned Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack Leopard) and Taylor Phinney (BMC) to runner-up places. Leopold Koenig crossed the finishing line 26th as the best rider in Team NetApp-Endura.
Team NetApp-Endura has reason to be satisfied after the sixth World Tour race of the season. Bartosz Huzarski took the jersey as most active rider in the first stage and defended it until the end of the tour. The podium position of Leo Koenig in yesterday’s tough stage and the presence in various groups testify to improving form of the team before the impending Vuelta a Espana. Overall, the team has put in a convincing performance with a very active, highly present style of riding.
“Even though we knew that we would no longer recover any ground in the overall rankings today, we concentrated completely on the individual time trials. We tried everything, and it was a good test for us. After the very hard day yesterday, Leo lacked the strength for a better result today. But we can basically regard the result as positive. If you take a jersey home and were on the podium in a tough stage, you can say we are on the right path for the coming races," was how Enrico Poitschke summed up the Tour de Pologne.
1 Stage Rovereto – Madonna di Campiglio - 184,5km
2 Stage Marilleva Val di Sole – Passo Pordoi Val di Fassa - 206.5km
3 Stage Krakow – Rzeszow Podkarpackie - 226km
4 Stage Tamow – Katowice - 231,5km
5 Stage Nowy Targ – Zakopane - 160,5km
6 Stage Bukovina Terma Hotel Spa – Bukowina Tatrzanska - 192km
7 Stage Wieliczka – Krakow – ITT - 37km