News | Tour de Pologne • August 1, 2017
Modolo makes a comeback to fifth place. Ferrari in the Top Ten
Sacha Modolo came in fifth in the sprint won by Australian Caleb Ewan (Orica) in the fourth fraction of the Tour de Pologne, the longest stage in this edition at 238 km. In the final the Venetian sprinter lost the guidance of Ferrari and was forced to make a comeback sprint.
“Today was a real shame,” says Sacha Modolo “I had incredible legs but I couldn’t take advantage of the opportunity. I was on Ferrari’s tyre and he was driving me perfectly when I lost him in a bottleneck about 1 kilometre from the end. At that point I got stuck in around fifteenth place and I didn’t find a gap until the very last metres. I’m also sorry for the team, considering that they took on the better part of the work to catch up to the fugitives. I can console myself with the fact that I am in good physical shape, and I know that I can try again.”
Peter Sagan closed out the stage in third place and is hanging on to the jersey for the leader of the General.
The fifth stage will set off from Olimp Nagawczyna and will take the riders to Rzeszow after 130 nail-biting kilometres and no less than 4 mountain grand prix.
Stage 4 result
1 Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-Scott 5:38:49
2 Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky s.t.
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
5 Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE-Emirates s.t.
10 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE-Emirates s.t.
General classification after stage 4
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 15:41:47
2 Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team +10’’
3 Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe +16’’
14 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates +38’’
19 Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates +43’’