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Press Releases | 05.08.2022

Sergio Higuita concludes Tour de Pologne in eighth place overall

The final stage featured a course suited to the fast men. On the 177.8 kilometres between Valsir and Krakow, although a first category climb had to be crossed, with the last 60 km being relatively flat, the sprinters had the opportunity to take a win from a bunch sprint. Ultimately, A. Démare was the fastest on the line in Krakow, with Sam Bennett taking 19th place in the sprint showdown.

BORA - hansgrohe had some bad luck in this year’s race, with Sergio Higuita crashing while in yellow and Jordi Meeus also hitting the deck on the penultimate day and having to abandon the race. In the end, the squad from Raubling leaves Poland with a stage win, three days in yellow, and eighth place overall with Sergio Higuita

 

Results: Stage 7

01 A. Démare        3:59:20

02 O. Kooij               +0:00

03 P. Bauhaus           +0:00

19 S. Bennett            +0:00

 

Results: GC

01 E. Hayter            28:26:23

02 T. Arensman          +0:11

03 P. Bilbao                 +0:18

08 S. Higuita               +0:32

 

From the Finish Line

"The guys kept me in a good position on the circuit to save energy, and in the last 2 km I tried to latch onto the rear wheel of another team. I then found one, but I think it was too early. When the pace picked up, it was then hard to keep up. That was a bit of a daft mistake. But I'm glad the guys were able to get me into a good position, and I'm happy with how I was able to fight for position up to that point. In the end it wasn't a great result, but we know what went wrong and we can work on it for next time." - Sam Bennett

"It was not ideal that Jordi, the last man for Sam, was not there today because of his DNF yesterday. As a result, Sam had to take some more risks and invest a lot by positioning himself. Ryan took him up to the 2 km mark, and then Sam had to latch onto another rider’s wheel from there onwards. He was behind Molano, but he stopped too early and then the others came from behind with momentum, and a sprinter simply doesn’t have a chance in that situation without momentum. Then, of course, the sprint was over and Sam wasn’t able to get involved in the end. However, it’s of course positive that Sergio finished safely and was able to finish the race in the top-10 overall." - Rolf Aldag, Sports Director

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