Quiet day for ORICA-GreenEDGE on queen stage in Poland

Fri 7 Aug 2015

ORICA-GreenEDGE has had a quiet day on the queen stage of the Tour de Pologne, not featuring in the top 20 performers.

Canadian Christian Meier was the top finisher in 23rd position, four-minutes 17seconds down on Sergio Henao (Team Sky) who claimed the stage to move into the overall lead with just one day remaining.

Ivan Santaromita featured in earlier moves but after losing touch, withdrew from the race.

How it unfolded:

Eight classified climbs made up the 174km queen stage of the Tour de Pologne.

Several attempts were made to make the first move of the day. Eventually ten riders formed at the front, including Ivan Santaromita for ORICA-GreenEDGE.

It was, however, shut down fairly promptly, and just a quickly the next several attempts formed heading towards the first climb.

The first climb changed the shape at the head of the race and following the second, 20riders were at the front of racing. Again, Santaromita represented the Australian outfit.

After every mountain, it seemed to be a different formation of riders trying to make their mark on the stage.

After several efforts by Team Sky, it was Henao who had the last say of the day following a final climb move.