News | Tour de Pologne | Vuelta a Espana • August 15, 2021
Ulissi 4th overall in Tour de Pologne as Vuelta kicks-on
Italian rounds out good week, Molano 4th in first Vuelta test
Diego Ulissi finished a consistent week in Poland with 4th overall in the final classification at the Tour de Pologne.
The final stage from Zabrze to Krakow (145.1km) was dominated by the breakaway who narrowly held off the peloton,with Van de Berg (EF-Nippo) taking the win, while Gaviria came in at the head of the bunch to grab 6th place.
Ulissi’s performance coupled with a stage win for Gaviria capped-off a satisfactory week for the Emirati squad.
Ulissi : “It was a good week for the team. Ideally I’d have preferred to be on the podium and taken a stage, but we rode well and had a great stage win with Fernando to celebrate, and he also showed good form this week so we can be happy. We aim to continue this way until the end of the year.”
Tour de Pologne Stage 7 results
1.Julius Van Den Berg (EF-Nippo) 2:58:46
2.Alexis Renard (Israel Start Up Nation) s.t
3.Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) s.t
6.Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
Tour de Pologne Final Results
1.Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quickstep) 26:15:56
2.Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious) +20’’
3.Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos-Grenadiers) +27’’
4.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) +37’’
Meanwhile at the Vuelta España, Sebastian Molano showed a fast turn of speed to take 4th place in the bunch gallop on the 166km from Caleruega to Burgos.
The Colombian jumped from the wheel of Matteo Trentin with just over 200m to go and just ran out of steam in the closing metres as Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) took the win.
Bad luck struck for David De La Cruz who was delayed behind a crash in the last 5km, while Jan Polanc moved up three places in the GC to 8th place at 15’’ from race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).
Tomorrow Stage 3 takes the riders from Santo Domingo de Silos to Picón Blanco (202.8km) and will see the first summit finish.
Vuelta España Stage 2 results
1.Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) 3:58:57
2.Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck -Quickstep) s.t
3.Michael Matthews (BikeExchange) s.t
4.Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
Vuelta España GC after Stage 2
1.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 4:07:29
2.Alex Aranburu (Astana-Premier Tech) +4’’
3.Michael Matthews (BikeExchange) +10’’
8.Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates) +15’’