Alvaro Hodeg surges to stage 3 victory at the Tour of Poland

Alvaro Hodeg wins stage 3 tour of poland

Alvaro Hodeg shrugged off the disappointment of the first two days at the Tour of Poland, where he finished twice runner-up, and showed what he’s really made of, powering like a locomotive in a frantic dash to the line in Zabrze, after an impeccable lead-out by Michael Mørkøv.

The story of Monday’s stage wasn’t different than the one of the previous flat legs of the race: four men jumped into the escape, put around three minutes between them and the peloton, who took their time before making the catch on the penultimate of the four laps of the local circuit.

Quick-Step Floors played it cool and bided their time, moving to the front with four riders – Davide Martinelli, Fabio Sabatini, Michael Mørkøv and Alvaro Hodeg – only inside the last two kilometers of what was shaping up to be another hectic sprint.

While most of the sprinters crammed on the right side of the road, Mørkøv’s tactical acumen surfaced, as he put in a huge surge on the left, having Hodeg on his wheel at all times, before leaving the talented Colombian in an ideal position with 150 meters to go.

Tour of Poland 2018 – stage 3 results (Stadion Slaski – Zabrze):

1Alvaro Hodeg (Quick-Step Floors)


2Daniel McLay (EF Education First-Drapac)


3Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal)


4Sacha Modolo (EF Education First-Drapac)


5Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)


6Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo)


7Michael Mørkøv (Quick-Step Floors)


8Marc Sarreau (Groupama-FDJ)


9Jurgen Roelandts (BMC)


10Mike Teunissen (Team Sunweb)



General classification after stage 3:

1Alvaro Hodeg (Quick-Step Floors)


2Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe)


3Jenthe Biermans (Katusha-Alpecin)


4Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal)


5Michal Paluta (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)


6Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo)


7Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)


8Jan Bakelants (AG2R La Mondiale)


9Alessandro De Marchi (BMC)


10Mathias Le Turnier (Cofidis)



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