Tour of Poland - Race Overview

After coming close on the yesterday's stage six Simon Yates made no mistake on the final stage of the Tour of Poland, timing his late attack to perfection to take a memorable stage win in the summer rain for Mitchelton-SCOTT.

Holding ninth place on the general classification going into the last stage, the victory saw Yates jump onto the podium in second place overall behind race winner Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky).

The week started well for the Australian outfit, with third place in the bunch sprint for Matteo Trentin, fourth for Luka Mezgec on stage two and top ten finishes on all but one occasion for the rest of a race that couldn’t have ended on a higher note.

Former Czech champion Roman Kreuziger and Spanish climber Carlos Verona played their tactical cards well for the team and infiltrated today's large early breakaway, leaving Yates protected and positioned in the bunch, biding his time until his moment came with ten kilometres to go.

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General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Michal Kwiatkowski (POL) - Team Sky 24:23:54
2 Simon Yates (GBR) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:15
3 Thibaut Pinot (FRA) - Groupama-FDJ 00:00:20
4 George Bennett (NZL) - LottoNL-Jumbo 00:00:24
5 Dylan Teuns (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 00:00:27
6 Georg Preidler (AUT) - Groupama-FDJ 00:00:31
7 Emanuel Buchmann (GER) - Bora-Hansgrohe 00:00:32
8 Davide Formolo (ITA) - Bora-Hansgrohe 00:00:40
9 Sam Oomen (NED) - Team Sunweb 00:00:42
10 Fabio Aru (ITA) - UAE Team Emirates 00:00:44
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Simon Yates (GBR) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:15
65 Carlos Verona (SPA) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:24:41
67 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:25:48