Race: Tour de Pologne – Stage 3
Distance: 150.5 kilometers
Katowice, Poland — Team Novo Nordisk’s Charles Planet extended his lead in the King of the Mountains jersey after another day on the breakaway and his teammate Andrea Peron sprinted to 8th place on stage 3 of Tour de Pologne which was shrouded in tragedy with the death of Lotto Soudal’s Bjorg Lambrecht. The 22-year-old Belgian crashed during the stage and was later pronounced dead.
Clad in in the pink “King of the Mountains” jersey Planet, who also started the stage in the lead of the most active rider competition, showed his fighting spirit by going on the attack for the third day in the row and successfully making the breakaway.
This time the 25-year-old Frenchman had Adrian Kurek (Polish National Team) and Evgeny Shalunov (Gazprom Rusvelo) for company. The trio extracted themselves from the peloton in the early stages and quickly opened a gap of over three minutes. With a bunch finale on the horizon the World Tour Teams were content to settle into a controlled race and Planet made the most of the opportunity at hand to take the only KOM up for grabs as well as winning the intermediate sprint, …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk