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PIETER WEENING IS THE WINNER OF THE 2013 TOUR DE POLOGNE

03.08.2013

Dutchman Pieter Weening (Orica Greenedge) is the winner of the 2013 Tour de Pologne. The conclusive time trial in Krakow was a fascinating finale to the 70th Tour de Pologne, with two parallel competitions; on one side the challenge among the specialists against the time for the stage victory and on the other side the battle between the big guns in the classification to capture the GC. On the 37-km route from Wieliczka to Krakow, the fastest rider was Britain's Bradley Wiggins (Sky) with a time of; the Olympic TT champion chose the roads of Poland to get back to the top step on the podium, a podium of the highest caliber with Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack) in second place at 56” and Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing), third at 1’14”.

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COLOMBIAN ATAPUMA IS THE KING OF BUKOWINA TATRZANSKA

02.08.2013

El Puma de Tuquerres signed his name to the reigning stage in the  2013 Tour de Pologne. On the finish line at Bukowina Tatrzanska Darwin Atapuma (Colombia Coldeportes) prevailed in a two man sprint sprint  over Frenchman Christophe Riblon (Ag2r La Mondiale). It was a victory strongly desired by Atapuma, who had already been second at Campiglio and was often seen in the breaks and on the attack. 

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THOR HUSHOVD WINS AGAIN AT THE FINISH LINE IN ZAKOPANE

01.08.2013

Thor Hushovd is the winner of the Zakopane stage. Second place for Frenchman Matthieu Ladagnous (Francaise des Jeux) and third for the Italian Daniele Ratto (Cannondale).  After Rzeszow the Norwegian owned the fifth stage of the Tour de Pologne as well, giving team BMC Racing their third consecutive victory. There's also been an upheaval in the general classification, with Basque Jon Izaguirre (Euskaltel) pilfering the leader's yellow Skandia jersey from Poland's own Rafal Majka by a mere second.

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WITH GREAT MOVES TAYLOR PHINNEY ANTICIPATES THE SPRINTERS AND WINS AT KATOWICE

31.07.2013

It was supposed to be another festival for the sprinters but instead the arms-high triumph at the finish line belonged to American Taylor Phinney, who busted some serious moves as a finisseur to get ahead of the peloton, giving team BMC Racing their second victory in two days. Places of honor went to Australian Steel Von Hoff (Garmin), who was second today and already third yesterday, and Belorussian Yauhei Hutarovic (Ag2r), third. Lithuanian Aidis Kruopis (Orica Greenedge), who was first on this finish line last year, had to settle for fourth place.

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THOR HUSHOVD PUTS EVERYONE IN LINE AT RZESZOW

30.07.2013

After Trentino and a day of rest, the Tour de Pologne took off again today right on time in Polish territory, with the third stage from Krakow to Rzeszow for 226 km. After the major climbs on the Dolomites, according to the race schedule it was time for the sprinters to get into the action and they didn’t miss their chance to play for success in this stage.

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AFTER TRENTINO THE TOUR DE POLOGNE SETS OFF AGAIN FROM KRAKOW WITH RAFAL MAJKA IN THE YELLOW JERSEY

30.07.2013

After the great kickoff from Trentino in Italy, the Tour de Pologne caravan returned home within its national borders. After day of rest the race will set off again today, Tuesday, July 30th, with the third stage from Krakow to Rzeszow Podkarpackie for a total of 226 km. After the Dolomite climbs of the first two days there should finally be some space for the sprinters in the group, but they’ll have to remain on the lookout for breakaways by daily attackers and another threat for everyone: the heat wave that’s been covering Poland these last few days. 

 

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CHRISTOPHE RIBLON IS THE KING OF THE PASSO PORDOI

28.07.2013

Christophe Riblon (Ag2r La Mondiale) is the king of the Tour de Pologne's second stage in Trentino, which saw the Polish stage race arrive at high altitudes on the top of the legendary Passo Pordoi in Val di Fassa, a climb that has written some of the most compelling chapters in the history of cycling.

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