Tour of Poland
Stage 5: Olimp Nagawczyna - Rzeszow - Stage Details

Slovenian champion Luka Mezgec blasted to second place today on a chaotic finish on stage five at the Tour of Poland.

A breakaway of five riders animated most of the hilly stage with the day eventually concluding with a reduced bunch sprint on wet roads.

Mezgec positioned himself well in the final to stay out of trouble and in a position to sprint for the victory, finishing in a close second place as Danny van Poppel (Team Sky) clinched the win.

“It was another really good result for us today, Luka came really close to winning the stage,” said sport director Dave McPartland. “The initial plan for the day was to sprint with Caleb Ewan. At first it was a bit of a disappointment not to have him there coming into the final but we had a really good option with Luka.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Danny Van Poppel (NED) - Team Sky 2:59:44
2 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-SCOTT 2:59:44
3 Peter Sagan (SVK) - Bora-Hansgrohe
4 Roberto Ferrari (ITA) - UAE Team Emirates
5 Enrico Battaglin (ITA) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo
6 Niccolo Bonifazio (ITA) - Bahrain-Merida
7 Daniel Oss (ITA) - BMC Racing Team
8 Jose Rojas (SPA) - Movistar Team
9 Tomasz Marczynski (POL) - Lotto Soudal
10 Lukasz Wisniowski (POL) - Team Sky
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-SCOTT 2:59:44
31 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 2:59:44
34 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT 2:59:44
71 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:32
124 Rob Power (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:12:27