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):

1 Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates)


2 Danny van Poppel (Team Sky)


3 Maximilian Walscheid (Team Sunweb)


4 Boy van Poppel (Trek-Segafredo)


5 Youcef Reguigui (Dimension Data)


6 Tom Van Asbroeck (Cannondale-Drapac)


7 Niccolo Bonifazio (Bahrain Merida)


8 Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)


9 Riccardo Minali (Astana)


10 Nathan Haas (Dimension Data)



General classification after stage 2:

1 Danny Van Poppel (Team Sky)


2 Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)


3 Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates)


4 Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott)


5 Maximilian Walscheid (Team Sunweb)


6 Kamil Gradek (Poland)


7 Nathan Haas (Dimension Data)


8 Wout Poels (Team Sky)


9 Nicollo Bonifazio (Bahrain Merida)


10 Boy Van Poppel (Trek-Segafredo)



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