News | Tour de Pologne August 12, 2021

Ulissi holds podium place in Poland

Italian 8th in reduced bunch sprint


Diego Ulissi put in a strong display to defend his podium spot on stage 4 of the Tour de Pologne.


On the hilly finale on the leg from Tarnów to Bukovina Resort (159.9km), Ulissi benefitted from good work from young Alessandro Covi who left him in a good place in the closing metres among a heavily reduced field.


Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quickstep) again proved the strongest, taking his second win of the week, with Ulissi back in 8th from the dash to the line.
Almeida (Deceuninck-Quickstep) remains the overall leader with Diego Ulissi now sitting in third spot at 14’’, with three stages left to ride.


Tomorrow stage 5 will take the riders from Chochołów to Bielsko-Biała (172.8km) with a hilly circuit finish which should suit the puncheurs.


Stage 4th results:

1.João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quickstep) 3h51’32”

2.Matej Mohorič (Bahrain-Victorious) s.t.

3.Andrea Vendrame (AG2R Citroën Team) s.t.

8.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.


General Classification after stage 4:

1.João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quickstep) 18h52’24”

2.Matej Mohorič (Bahrain-Victorious) +8”

3.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates  +14”