Sacha Modolo triumphs on stage two of the Tour de Pologne

Sacha Modolo tour of poland 2017

Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates) won the sprint in the second fraction of the Tour de Pologne, covering 142 km from Tarnowskie Gory to Katowice.

The Italian sprinter prevailed against Danny Van Poppel (Team Sky), whose second place made him the new leader in the general classification, and Maximilian Walscheid (Team Sunweb). Modolo has also risen to third place in the general with the same time as the first two.

“It was a much needed victory,” says a euphoric Sacha Modolo. “It’s been a month and a half since I last raced, but I have been training well in this period. Frankly I’m a bit surprised because yesterday I didn’t feel so great and so today I didn’t think I could put in such a performance. Fortunately however, not all days are the same”.

“Furthermore, fast arrivals like these aren’t usually my forte because you need a lot of power, while I prefer sprints which are a bit more challenging. Today I could count on Ferrari and a fantastic team that helped me choose the right time to take off. I dedicate this fantastic victory to all of them and to my girlfriend’s father, who had an accident on his racing bike today.”

Tour of Poland 2017 – stage 2 results (Tarnowskie Góry – Katowice):

1Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates)


2Danny van Poppel (Team Sky)


3Maximilian Walscheid (Team Sunweb)


4Boy van Poppel (Trek-Segafredo)


5Youcef Reguigui (Dimension Data)


6Tom Van Asbroeck (Cannondale-Drapac)


7Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain Merida)


8Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)


9Riccardo Minali (Astana)


10Nathan Haas (Dimension Data)



General classification after stage 2:

1Danny Van Poppel (Team Sky)


2Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)


3Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates)


4Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott)


5Maximilian Walscheid (Team Sunweb)


6Kamil Gradek (Poland)


7Nathan Haas (Dimension Data)


8Wout Poels (Team Sky)


9Nicollo Bonifazio (Bahrain Merida)


10Boy Van Poppel (Trek-Segafredo)



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