News | Tour de Pologne • August 4, 2019
Gaviria holds on to second at Tour of Poland
The UAE Team Emirates sprinter up in the mix for a second day
As expected, stage two of this edition of the Tour of Poland was decided between the fastmen in a high speed dash to the line.
Victory went to Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott) who outsprinted UAE Team Emirates rider Fernando Gaviria, taking second place again. Third place went to GC leader Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe).
Gaviria commented on the sprint: “I’m disappointed because I wanted to win, as always. It was a complicated sprint with a roundabout about 1 kilometere from the finish where I lost my position. Then, thanks to Consonni, I managed to recover my place in the bunch.
I can’t say anything about the sprint, Mezgec was simply stronger – he had better legs.
We will continue to work with the goal in mind to take a victory that we’ve been missing for a while. I don’t know if it will come here in Poland or at the Vuelta a España, but we will certainly continue to try “.
Tomorrow is the third stage and another opportunity for the sprinters. Start from Stadion Śląski Chorzów and finish in Zabrze after 150.5 Km.
Stage 2 results
1) Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott 3h32’42”
2) Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
3) Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe s.t.
General classification after 2 stages
1) Ackermann Pascal (BORA – hansgrohe) 6:30:26
2) Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates +2″
3) Luka Mezgec (Slo) Mitchelton-Scott +4″