CyclingJoao Almeida won the second stage of the Tour of Poland. The 23-year-old Portuguese is from Dekoninc-Quek. Stipe settled with Diego Ulisse after a tough final kilometer. Almeida is also the new leader.
The second stage of the Tour of Poland. After yesterday’s flat stage, a challenging course was presented to today’s riders. The focus was in the final, with the finish after the wall. From the last one and a half kilometers, the road surface has risen several times to 15 percent. hot.
Lukas Pöstlberger had the best early breakaway, but the Austrian from BORA-hansgrohe was overtaken by 21-year-old Biniam Ghirmay’s Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert with 25 kilometers to go. Good effort by the young Eritrean, although he was also caught by the peloton shortly thereafter.
Everything was decided in the very difficult last kilometer. João Almeida started from a distance and was caught by Diego Ulisse 400m from the finish. The latter appeared to be on his way to victory, but the Italian was eventually regrouped by Almeida. Bingo for Deceuninck-Quick.Step step. Strong Matej Muhorek completed the top three. Almeida is the new leader as well, with Belgians Dylan Tones (9) and Tim Wells (10) taking the top ten spots.
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