Monumental Day at Tour de Pologne Sees Planet Climb to 2nd Overall

By teamnovonordisk

Race: Tour de Pologne – Stage 2

Start/Finish: Tarnowskie Góry/Katowice

Distance: 153 kilometers

Katowice, Poland — Team Novo Nordisk’s Charles Planet extended his lead in the King of the Mountains jersey, took the lead in the Blue Jersey for most active rider classification and climbed to second in the overall classification of Tour de Pologne after producing a stellar effort in the breakaway for the second day in a row on Stage two of the seven-day World Tour race.

As he took the start line in Tarnowskie Góry the 25-year-old Frenchman had his mind set on defending his pink KOM jersey and was quickly on the attack as the flag dropped. Once again Planet enjoyed the company of a rider from the Polish national team, this time it was Paweł Franczak who flew the flag for the home nation at the front of the race.

With two categorized climbs and three intermediate sprints on the menu the goal was primarily to extend his leadership in the pink jersey but the possibility to challenge for a second jersey was not lost on Planet who showed his grit and determination by contesting for both.

The duo quickly carved out and advantage of three minutes to the peloton and …read more

Via:: Team Novo Nordisk