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Preidler survives mountains to win Tour of Poland stage six

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Georg Preidler wins stage 6 tour of poland 2018

After an intense day at the Tour of Poland, where the riders tackled 12 categorized climbs throughout the 129-kilometre sixth stage, Georg Preidler (Groupama-FDJ) sprinted to the victory ahead of a select group including race leader Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky).

Several cyclists tried to escape the main group but none of them was successful until Georg Preidler attacked on the final kilometer of the stage. His attempt allowed him to achieve one of the most important victories in his career.

Just behind him was a real struggle for the top places. Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe) was in the second position as Michał Kwiatkowski finished the stage in the third place.

Kwiatkowski’s position gave him a four second bonus and he currently has a 16 second lead over Dylan Teuns (BMC) who holds the second position in the general classification.

“We’ve got a super strong team here, and after such an amazing last few days we were confident about what we could do,” Kwiatkowski said afterwards

The queen stage around Bukowina Tatrzańska will be held on Friday.

Tour of Poland 2018 – stage 6 results (Zakopane – Bukowina Tatrzańska):

1Georg Preidler (Groupama-FDJ)

3:16:01

2Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

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3Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

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4Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

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5Dylan Teuns (BMC)

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6Sergei Chernetski (Astana)

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7George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo)

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8Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors)

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9Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)

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10Richard Carapaz (Movistar)

+04”

 

General classification after stage 6:

1Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

20:46:23

2Dylan Teuns (BMC)

+16”

3George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo)

+24”

4Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-hansgrohe)

+25”

5Sergei Chernetski (Astana)

+28”

6Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)

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7Georg Preidler (Groupama-FDJ)

+29”

8Laurens De Plus (Quick-Step Floors)

+31”

9Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

+39”

10Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)

+42”