Lumpy fourth stage for Team Novo Nordisk in Poland
02 August 2022
If stage three gave us a taster of the climbs to come at the Tour de Pologne, then today’s fourth stage certainly brought the first course. Successive undulations followed by sweeping technical descents characterized the stage before a steep final climb led to the finish in the central square of Sanok.
Peter Kusztor (HUN) :
“We were straight out of the blocks today it was a very fast start and I think we were all thankful when the break went away because the pace eased off. The terrain however, remained difficult and we had a tough time of it over the last 30km.”
“I tried to hang on in the front group on the last climb, but the pace was too high, and I kept slipping back until I lost contact, but I fought back to finish in the bunch at the end, which was ok considering how the day started.”
Head Sports Director Massimo Podenzana:
“Today was about survival mode for us and with another hilly day coming tomorrow it will be the same again. Peter did well to finish quite strongly, and I was pleased with how Matyas worked for the team today. Even though he was having a tough time he dropped back for bottles twice and showed a lot of maturity with how he handled himself.”