Crash-marred finale overshadows Phase among the Tour of Poland 2020


Phase one of the Tour of Poland was peppered with little crashes on a catchy finishing circuit about Katowice, however, the last sprint saw a shocking crash which included the whole bunch on the end line.

A traditionally frantic and quick sprint closed using both Dutch celebrity sprinters, Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) and Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck — Quick-Step), colliding as Groenewegen transferred into his left.

The crash pushed Jakobsen in and above the obstacles, throwing him to the end arch in addition to an official.

The battles flew across the street carrying out other sprinters, with Groenewegen falling after he crossed the line .

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The way that it occurred

The cyclists began from the Stadion Śląski only out Katowice before performing a loop and finishing in the same town over 195.8km, together with the conclusion which Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott) formerly acquired by hitting 82km/h.

The race starts on August 5 to cover respect to Bjorg Lambrecht, who crashed after which died a year ago today at this particular race.

As soon began, four passengers went up the street with Julius Van den Berg (EF Professional Cycling), Kamil Małecki (CCC Team), Samuel Bran (Novo-Nordisk) and Maciej Paterski (Polish National Team). With Peterski carrying the blue most busy jersey along with 2 passengers, Van den Berg and Małecki on a single stage in the struggle for the king of the mountains jersey

The nearly pan-flat day was commanded by Deceuninck — Quick-Step, Jumbo-Visma and Bora-Hansgrohe performing the principal bulk of this job with cyclists Jakobsen, Groenewegen and Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) all eyeing the point win.

With 29kilometers to proceed, a crash attracted Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) and John Degenkolb (Lotto-Soudal) down among others, but seemed relatively alright. Another wreck intended Ryan Gibbons (NTT Pro Cycling) and Geoffrey Bouchard (AG2R La Mondiale) both endured mechanicals.

in the last lap about Katowice and Trek-Segafredo took over with CCC and Ineos fighting for the lead prior to the bigger-name sprint teams came back up to the back.

The laps required the riders onto a bicycle trail through a playground, and that’s where Bora and Deceuninck retook the lead with Mark Cavendish’s Bahrain-McLaren team only behind them, until it started out with 11kilometers to go.

With 7km to proceed, Ineos took complete charge of the peloton, Sebastien Molano (UAE Team Emirates) struck the deck in flamboyant manner because he flew right into a bollard and cobbles. More crashes continued to impact the race during the tight streets throughout the city.

No obvious lead-out trains took the peloton in the last kilometre and the sprint was unbelievably cluttered until Sunweb took the lead.

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Ackermann, Groenewegen and Jakobsen subsequently took over, Groenewegen moving into the route of Jakobsen who afterward went flying to the obstacles, hitting the end posts with a horrible crash, together with a couple others, including a formal which has been standing alongside the end line.

Dylan Groenewegen crossed the line and went down on the lineup combined with Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) and Marc Sarreau (Groupama-FDJ).

Official outcome unconfirmed.


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