Planet Takes King of the Mountains Jersey at Tour de Pologne Opener

By teamnovonordisk

Race: Tour de Pologne – Stage 1

Start/Finish: Kraków/Kraków

Distance: 132.3 kilometers

Kraków, Poland — Team Novo Nordisk celebrated their return to Tour de Pologne with a brilliant performance on the opening stage by Charles Planet who went in the day’s breakaway and won the first King of the Mountains jersey in the seven-stage World Tour race.

The short and relatively flat first stage of Tour de Pologne started and finished in Kraków and Team Novo Nordisk was committed to animate the race and show the #ChangingDiabetes jersey at the front.

Frenchman Charles Planet attacked from the gun and was joined by two riders from the Polish National team: Jakub Kaczmarek and Adrian Kurek. The trio received the green light from the peloton and successfully opened a three-minute gap in the early stages. With the King of the Mountains and Sprint jerseys up for grabs Planet set his sights on guaranteeing a podium at the end of the day and the 25-year-old Frenchman did not disappoint. Kurek took the intermediate sprint but he later crashed and returned to the peloton leaving the now two-riders breakaway alone at the front with 100 km to go.

Planet took the KOM at the top of the Cat-4 Lanckorona climb …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk