Third stage in Poland shakes the tree
01 August 2022
The longest stage of this year’s Tour de Pologne topped out at 238km with a challenging finale packed with short, steep climbs and a tough uphill finish that brought the overall contenders out to play with Spanish climber David Lozano first over the line for Team Novo Nordisk.
David Lozano (ESP):
“It was a frustrating day really, very long and the first 200km were quite slow and uneventful. Not explosive at all and it made it hard to switch on and go with the attacks on the final climbs. I tried to move up before the finish, but the lead group was flying and already gone at that point so I did the best I could in my group and finished a few minutes back.”
Head Sports Director Massimo Podenzana:
“We should have been up in the breakaway today, that was the intention and I’m a little disappointed that we weren’t switched on at the start when the move went because we knew it would go early and that’s exactly what happened. Our objectives here are to get in the breakaway as much as possible and work for Andrea on the sprint stages, so we need to do better.”