Stage win for Dowsett in Poland


Essex boy Alex Dowsett (Movistar) captures the final time trial in Krakow on the final stage of the Tour of Poland

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Stage win for Dowsett in Poland

It was a battle between the time trial specialists, who were all vying for victory on this stage with British champion Dowsett (Movistar) finishing with a time of 28’59” ahead of teammmate from Spain, Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar) and Slovenian champion Primoz Roglic.


“I’m happy” said Dowsett afterwards. “It was a struggle just to get to this stage but certainly two days ago, on Saturday’s stage, I really had to fight just to stay in the race,” declared Dowsett.

“Today for the TT I wasn’t sure how I was going to go, I had reconned the circuit, my legs didn’t feel great on the warm up, but then in the race things were fine. It was a really good TT for me. My numbers were decent; I paced it well. Yeah, it was difficult: tailwind out, headwind back, which makes it difficult to judge your pace, but yes, I am happy.”

“I got here and looking at who was in the field, there were a couple of guys that could be near me if I had just ‘good’ legs, but I knew I stood a good chance of winning. In the end, the time trial went well for me: legs felt well all the way through, the numbers were good – I’m just happy with how it all went. It’s a big one, especially considering the important community of haemophiliacs here in Poland.

“It’s a way to send a message, especially to the young kids, that you can keep on achieving great things even when suffering from it. I just want to thank the team and its sponsors for their support to this victory today.”


1. Alex Dowsett, Movistar Team 0:28:59
2. Jonathan Castroviejo, Movistar Team 0:00:22
3. Primoz Roglic, Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:39
4. Ben Hermans, BMC Racing Team 0:00:41
5. Victor Campenaerts, Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:48
6. Fabio Felline, Trek-Segafredo 0:00:49
7. Svein Tuft, Orica-BikeExchange 0:01:11
8. Alberto Bettiol, Cannondale-Drapac 0:01:13
9. Daniele Bennati, Tinkoff Team 0:01:19
10. Víctor De La Parte, CCC Sprandi Polkowice 0:01:21

28. Simon Yates, Orica-BikeExchange
30. Philippe Gilbert, BMC Racing Team
31. Peter Kennaugh, Team Sky 0:01:59
47. Michal Kwiatkowski, Team Sky 0:02:20
97. Yanto Barker, ONE Pro Cycling 0:09:23

1. Tim Wellens, Lotto Soudal 23:47:23
2. Fabio Felline, Trek-Segafredo 0:04:22
3. Alberto Bettiol, Cannondale-Drapac 0:04:54

20. Simon Yates, Orica-BikeExchange 0:13:24
51. Peter Kennaugh, Team Sky 0:47:32
88. Alex Dowsett, Movistar Team 1:06:56
95. Yanto Barker, ONE Pro Cycling 1:15:43





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