Final KM: Tour of Poland Stage 2 and RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Sprint Sunday!!!  The fast men strutting their stuff on Horse Guards Parade in London and an Italian keeping it cool on a downhill doozy into Katowice. Hold onto your hats people.

Tour of Poland Stage 2: Tarnowskie Góry to Katowice, 142km

Sacha Modolo (UAE-Emirates) kept his cool in a fast and chaotic sprint finish, surging past Sky’s Danny van Poppel and Max Walscheid (Sunweb) to take his first WorldTour win of 2017. Quick Step Floors Petr Vakoc leapt away in the final kilometres looking to repeat his solo ride to victory from the 2014. Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) was badly out of position in the superfast finale and now shares top of the GC in a three-way split. Sky’s Danny van Poppel takes leader’s jersey on count-back.

Video, we pick it up with 2.5km to go…

Full flight and FAST…

Loving the bee plushie and the attack by Bob Jungels and BMC’s Daniel Oss

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Full report at Cycling News

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RideLondon-Surrey Classic, 185km

Alexander Kristoff put all the disappointment of the Tour de France behind him with a superb win to round off a great race by Katusha-Alpecin. The Norwegian held off a fast finishing Magnus Cort (Orica-Scott) with Sunweb’s Michael Matthews rounding out the podium. The final kilometres were a nail-biting duel between the chasers and breakaway duo Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) and Matteo Trentin (Quick Step Floors), the sprint teams won with the pair swept up in the final kilometre.

Video, we pick it up with 2km to go…

How marvellous that the winner had a Great Gatsby party before the race. Happy 30th Alexander.

Yay!!!  Kristoff’s teammate Mads Wurtz carried off the king of the mountains prize from his time in the early break.

Home race for these guys and nearly all #capsnothats

This whole thread from Ian is a delight. There’s a very good reason why Wilier Selle Italia’s Pippo Pozzato is beloved by many. Looking after his sprinter and off the back, he just brought a little Pippo magic to the fans…

Full report at Cycling News

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