Final KM: Tour of Poland Stage 7, Vuelta a Burgos Stage 4

All to play for on the final day of racing in Poland and finish to make the Ardennes hearts beat faster in Vuelta a Burgos.

Tour of Poland Stage 7: Bukowina Tatrzanska to Bukowina Tatrzanska, 132.5km

A fascinating, short stage in the mountains with a great GC cat-and-mouse finish. Sky’s Wout Poels jumped away from the elite group in the final metres to take the stage win and third place on the GC podium. Adam Yates (Orica-Scott) finished second just ahead of BORA-hansgrohe’s Rafal Majka who cemented his second place overall. Dylan Teuns (BMC) came over the line in fifth to take his first WorldTour stage race and some mighty fine trophies. Peter Sagan goes home with the points jersey after animating the race. Diego Rosa (Sky) was king of the mountains, Bert Jan Lindeman (Lotto NL Jumbo) most attacking rider  and Lotto-Soudal the best team.

Video…

I’ve enjoyed the Tour the Poland. Shorter stages, seven-man teams, fervent fans, bizarre and wonderful trophies and some damn fine racing. More of that please. Here’s the final jersey round up…

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Dylan Teuns had not won a professional race until the Tour of Wallonie a couple of weeks ago, and now he has 3 stages  and 2 GC victories on his palmares , plus some pretty fine trophies #chapeau

Yesterday we had a pony at the races, today a back-flipping trick cyclist. There’s never a dull moment at this race.

The very talented Sunweb, Mr Chad Haga. (LOVE this team, still sad about Bling and Barguil breakup)

Full report at Cycling News

Race Website  Race Twitter #TDP2017

Vuelta a Burgos Stage 4: Bodegas Nabal to Clunia, 147km

Carlos Barbero (Movistar) timed his acceleration on the finishing ramp, zooming past Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step Floors) and a fading Gianni Moscon (Sky) to take the stage. Mikel Landa (Sky) finished safely in the bunch and retains his lead of +27secs on David de la Cruz (Movistar).

Video, we pick it up just before the flamme rouge…

 

When the going is hot… there’s nothing beats a slice of water melon

 

The story of Dimension Data’s Ben King …

Full report at Cycling News

Race Website  Race Twitter #VueltaBurgos

Header image: Dylan Teuns (BMC) © LC/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

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