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Tour of Poland: Haig solos to victory on stage 6 as Sagan cracks

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Jack Haig (Orica-Scott) held off the favourites group on stage six at the Tour of Poland to take his first ever WorldTour victory.

Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) couldn’t keep up on the climbs which allowed BMC’s Dylan Teuns to take the overall lead.

Haig attacked from a reduced front group inside the final 20kilometres and opened up a 50second advantage to claim his first professional victory and the second stage victory.

“I’m super happy to get the win today after trying on stage three and coming relatively close, so to be able to try again and have good enough legs to stay away and pull of the win this time was quite special,” Haig explained. “I think to do it on a stage that was so hard and with so many good guys preparing for the Vuelta, it made it even more special.”

Behind Haig, a stinging attack from Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) with 9.5km to go saw the chasing group split with riders spread out across the road, however the group was able to come back together on the descent to the final 2.5km rise towards the line.

Teuns led the chasing group into the final 500 meters of the day before a sprint for the remaining bonus seconds on offer saw him finish with all of his General Classification rivals and move into the leader’s jersey heading into tomorrow’s final stage.

Tour of Poland 2017 – stage 6 results (Wieliczka – Zakopane):

1Jack Haig (Orica-Scott)

4:58:55

2Wout Poels (Team Sky)

+51”

3Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

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4Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

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5Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

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6Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

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7Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)

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8Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

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9Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

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10Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)

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General classification after stage 6:

1Dylan Teuns (BMC)23:41:27
2Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)

+06”

3Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)

+10”

4Wout Poels (Team Sky)

+13”

5Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R)

+18”

6Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

+19”

7Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)

+24”

8Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

+25”

9Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+28”

10Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)

+29”

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