Carapaz wins stage 3 to move into Poland lead

Richard Carapaz hit out with over 300 metres to go on the drag into the finish at Bielsko-Biala, leaping clear of his rivals and holding on to take an impressive victory in stage 3 of Tour of Poland.

The Ecuadorian held off Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) by a wheel length on the gradual uphill finish.

That success was enough to elevate Carapaz into the yellow leader’s jersey, holding a four-second advantage after three stages.

“I am very happy. We did a good race today as a team, and winning this way in a sprint was really good”, said Carapaz. “It was very nervous in the last few laps of the circuit, but the guys put me in a really good position in the last corner. They did a fantastic job.”

The Tour of Poland continues tomorrow with a tough 152.9km climbing stage from Bukovina Resort to Bukowina Tatrzanska.

Tour of Poland 2020 – stage 3 results (Wadowice – Bielsko-Biała):

1Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos)

5:04:54

2Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)

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3Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ)

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4Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

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5Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

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6Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott)

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7Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)

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8Ryan Gibbons (NTT)

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9Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)

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10Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

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Tour of Poland 2020 – general classification after stage 3:

1Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos)

13:02:36

2Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)

+04”

3Kamil Malecki (CCC)

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4Luka Mezgec (Mitchelton-Scott)

+06”

5Rudy Molard (Groupama-FDJ)

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6Ryan Gibbons (NTT)

+10”

7Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

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8Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

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9Neilson Powless (EF Pro Cycling)

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10Eddi Dunbar (Team Ineos)

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