Final KM: Tour of Poland Stage 6, Vuelta a Burgos Stage 3

Mountains on the menu. Who had their climbing legs? Who had a day forget? Where on earth did that pony come from?

Tour of Poland Stage 6: Wieliczkato Zakopane, 189km

Orica-Scott’s Jack Haig took his first professional win with a sparkling solo performance over the spiteful increases of  of the Zakopane. Behind him the battle for the GC lit up with Wout Poels (Sky) out-sprinting Quick Step Floors Bob Jungels for second. With race leader Peter Sagan dropped, BMC’s superb work saw their leader Dylan Teuns take the leader’s jersey by 6secs from Rafal Majka (BORA-hansgrohe).


That winning feeling for Jack Haig, Dylan Teuns and uh-oh not Wout Poels

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The day an unexpected visitor joined the race. The replies to the Jonathan Vaughter’s tweet were the best thing on twitter yesterday –

We’re thankful the incident passed with no serious outcome, and chapeau to the RusVelo rider that shepherded the frightened animal out of harm’s way.

Look who turned up to support his home race…

Full report at Cycling News

Race Website  Race Twitter #TDP2017

Vuelta a Burgos Stage 3: Oja Guareña to Picón Blanco, 173km

Team Sky turned the screws on the Queen stage and Mikel Landa finished it off in some style, riding away from Quick Step Floor’s David de la Cruz (Quick Step Floors) to take his second victory of the race. It was a stage for the young guns to shine, with Quickstepper Enric Mas in third and the equally young and talented Jamie Roson (Caja-Rural, soon to be Movistar) and Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) in fourth and fifth respectively.  Landa extends his race lead to 27secs over De La Cruz.

Video, we pick it up inside the final 2kms…

Sign on location at the the Ojo Guareña caves…

Aqua Blue’s Lasse Hansen out in the break for the umpteenth time, though I was about to whistle up the cavalry with this tweet #SendHelp

All worth it in the end, he shall wear the mountain’s jersey for Landa on the next stage.

Full report at Cycling News

Race Website  Race Twitter #VueltaBurgos

Header image: Mikel Landa and Kenny Elissonde via race website

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