Tour de Pologne
Stage 4: Tarnów - Katowice - Stage Details

Michael Matthews has finished eleventh and reigning champion Pieter Weening remained out of trouble on stage four of the Tour of Poland.

The 236km flat stage provided a last opportunity for sprinters before the Tour hits the mountains tomorrow and the pace was on courtesy of a number of attacks in the final kilometers. 

A late surge by BMC Racing’s Thor Hushovd put the pressure on as the ORICA-GreenEDGE sprint train fought hard to shut down the move.

“We had decided not go too early, stay patient and make sure we moved to the front all together,” sport director David McPartland said of the team’s strategy.

Read the full stage 4 report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Jonas Vangenechten (BEL) - Lotto Belisol 5:43:29
2 Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) - Astana Pro Team ST
3 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - Team Giant-Shimano ST
4 Sacha Modolo (ITA) - Lampre-Merida ST
5 Yauheni Hutarovich (BLR) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
6 Davide Appollonio (ITA) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
7 Raymond Kreder (NED) - Garmin Sharp ST
8 Nikias Arndt (GER) - Team Giant-Shimano ST
9 Nikolas Maes (BEL) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team ST
10 Steele Von Hoff (AUS) - Garmin Sharp ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
11 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
52 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
55 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
66 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
72 Ivan Santaromita (ITA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
104 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
144 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:49
146 Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:56