Final circuits split the bunch on Fifth stage in Poland

02 August 2023

Team Novo Nordisk came through a solid fifth stage of the Tour de Pologne today, regrouping after missing the breakaway of the day to finish together, looking ahead to the next two stages.

Head sports director Massimo Podenzana:

“There’s not much to say about today, the goal was to get up the road in the breakaway again but the move that stuck went late and after a fast start we missed it.”

“David tried repeatedly in the beginning and also Umberto, but it wasn’t to be for us today. We have the time trial coming up tomorrow and it will be hard one, it’s quite long at close to 17km, some punchy sections and a technical final three kilometers. The guys need to pay attention, come through ok and see if if we can get out front again on the final stage in Krakow.”

David Lozano:

“There was a brief moment as we entered the final circuits where the gap to the front group was only one minute and we thought there was a chance it make it back in. But that thought didn’t last very long and as soon as the leaders accelerated again, that was it most of the guys in our group stopped working.”

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