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2014 Tour de Pologne-Tour of Poland (WT)

71st edition: August 3 - August 9

Stage 1 results

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Sunday, August 3: Stage 1, Gdańsk - Bydgoszcz, 226 km

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Yauhani hutarovhich

Yauhani Hutarovich wins stage 1. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: It started out a nice day for a bicycle race. But that changed with plunging temperatures, hail and rain. The roads became incredibly slippery with crash after crash taking down riders. Early on five riders escaped, but going around what looked like an easy curve with 23 kilometers remaining, they all fell.

First one up was Maciej Paterski (CCC Polsat). He took off, chased by Jimmy Engoulvent (Europcar) and Matthias Krizek (Cannondale). The duo caught Paterski with 12 kilometers to go and the trio worked together smoothly to do their best to stay away from the Tinkoff-Saxo led pack. It almost worked, but everyone was caught with a kilometer left to race. That set things up for a dangerous sprint that was indeed marred by an awful crash when Luka Mezgec ran into a barrier.

Ag2r sprinter Yauheni Hutarovich out-muscled the others to win the sprint.

Note: The GC was later recalculated and the GC leader after stage one was Yauheni Hutarovich, ahead of Roman Maikin by four seconds. Originally credited with the GC lead, Matthias Krizek was moved to fifth place, down 8 seconds. The correct GC is now posted.

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 38.984 km/hr

1 Yauheni Hutarovich Ag2r 5hr 47min 50sec
2 Roman Maikin RusVelo
3 Manuele Mori Lampre-Merida
4 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale
5 Marco Haller Katusha
6 Nikolas Maes Omega Pharma-Quick Step
7 Boris Vallee Lotto-Belisol
8 Sebastian Lander BMC
9 Davide Formolo Cannondale
10 Enrico Gasparotto Astana
11 Grzegorz Stępniak CCC Polsat Polkowice
12 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma-Quick Step
13 Christian Meier Orica-GreenEdge
14 Bos Theo Belkin
15 Timofey Kritskiy RusVelo
16 Dominik Nerz BMC
17 Andrey Amador Movistar
18 Pawel Poljański Tinkoff-Saxo
19 Alexis Vuillermoz Ag2r
20 Bartłomiej Matysiak CCC Polsat Polkowice
21 Giampaolo Caruso Katusha
22 Angelo Tulik Europcar
23 Przemysław Niemiec Lampre-Merida
24 Rafał Majka Tinkoff-Saxo
25 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff-Saxo
26 Marek Rutkiewicz CCC Polsat Polkowice
27 Paul Martens Belkin
28 Pieter Weening Orica-GreenEdge
29 Warren Barguil Giant-Shimano
30 Damiano Cunego Lampre-Merida
31 Kevin De Weert Omega Pharma-Quick Step
32 Tomasz Marczyński CCC Polsat Polkowice
33 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Shimano
34 Artem Ovechkin RusVelo
35 Maciej Paterski CCC Polsat Polkowice
36 Peter Velits BMC
37 Jon Izaguirre Movistar
38 Sebastian Henao  SKY
39 Jose Cayetano Sarmiento  Cannondale
40 Robert Gesink Belkin
41 Maxime Bouet Ag2r
42 Maxime Monfort Lotto-Belisol
43 Damiano Caruso Cannondale
44 Jonas Van Genechten Lotto-Belisol
45 Georg Preidler Giant-Shimano
46 Barry Markus Belkin
47 Steve Morabito BMC
48 Davide Rebellin CCC Polsat Polkowice
49 Paweł Cieślik Poland
50 Sergey Firsanov RusVelo
51 Sanchez Samuel BMC
52 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida
53 Manuel Silva Pires   Tinkoff-Saxo
54 Evgeny Petrov Tinkoff-Saxo
55 Eros Capecchi Movistar
56 Gediminas Bagdonas Ag2r
57 Sylwester Szmyd Movistar
58 Vegard Breen Lotto-Belisol
59 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp
60 Bartosz Warchoł Poland
61 Raymond Kreder Garmin-Sharp
62 Paweł Franczak Poland
63 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida
64 Branislau Samoilau CCC Polsat Polkowice
65 Beant Intxausti Movistar
66 Davide Villella Cannondale
67 Serge Pauwels Omega Pharma-Quick Step
68 Rory Sutherland Tinkoff-Saxo
69 Philip Deignan SKY
70 Christophe Riblon Ag2r
71 Kamil Zieliński Poland
72 Johannes Frohlinger Giant-Shimano
73 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing
74 Alexandre Geniez FDJ
75 Konrad Dąbkowski Poland
76 Matthias Krizek Cannondale
77 Maxime Mederel Europcar
78 Petr Vakoc Omega Pharma-Quick Step
79 Przemysław Kasperkiewicz Poland
80 Mateusz Taciak CCC Polsat Polkowice
81 Ilnur Zakarin RusVelo
82 Christophe Kern Europcar @ 26 seconds
83 Pim Ligthart Lotto-Belisol
84 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma-Quick Step
85 Giovanni Bernaudeau Europcar
86 Edvald Boasson Hagen  SKY
87 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing
88 Bart De Clercq Lotto-Belisol
89 Nicki Sorensen Tinkoff-Saxo
90 Stephen Cummings BMC
91 Paweł Bernas Poland
92 Eduard Vorganov Katusha 00' 35''
93 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar
94 Tobias Ludvigsson Giant-Shimano
95 Sergey Lagutin RusVelo
96 Jimmy Engoulvent Europcar 00' 40''
97 Ivan Santaromita Orica-GreenEdge
98 Ivan Balykin RusVelo 00' 48''
99 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida 00' 54''
100 Lars Petter Nordhaug  Belkin 01' 06''
101 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 01' 08''
102 Dario Cataldo SKY
103 Andrey Zeits Astana
104 Lawrence Warbasse BMC
105 Adriano Malori Movistar 01' 11''
106 Murilo Fischer FDJ
107 Thomas De Gendt Omega Pharma-Quick Step 02' 02''
108 Maxim Belkov Katusha 02' 10''
109 Brett Lancaster Orica-GreenEdge 02' 32''
110 Samuel Bewley Orica-GreenEdge
111 Anton Vorobyev Katusha
112 Andrey Solomennikov RusVelo
113 Luka Mezgec Giant-Shimano 00' 00''
114 Hugo Houle Ag2r 02' 34''
115 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida 03' 07''
116 Nikias Arndt Giant-Shimano
117 Mitchell Docker Orica-GreenEdge
118 Bjorn Thurau Europcar
119 Yaroslav Popovuch Trek Factory Racing 03' 36''
120 Alexander Rybakov Katusha 03' 38''
121 Steele Von Hoff Garmin-Sharp 04' 01''
122 Guillaume Bonnafond Ag2r
123 Anthony Roux FDJ 05' 04''
124 Kanstantsin Siutsou SKY 05' 45''
125 Salvatore Puccio SKY
126 Sergei Chernetski Katusha
127 David Tanner Belkin 05' 46''
128 Thor Hushovd BMC 06' 03''
129 Jesus Hernandez Tinkoff-Saxo
130 Julian David Arredondo Trek Factory Racing
131 Moreno Moser Cannondale 06' 16''
132 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier FDJ 06' 22''
133 Francesco Gavazzi Astana 07' 36''
134 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana 07' 36''
135 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp 07' 47''
136 Cameron Meyer Orica-GreenEdge
137 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge
138 Laurent Mangel FDJ
139 Rick Flens Belkin
140 Kamil Gradek Poland
141 Fumiyuki Beppu Trek Factory Racing 08' 57''
142 Davide Appollonio Ag2r 10' 22''
143 Juan Jose Lobato  Movistar
144 Arman Kamyshev Astana
145 Petr Ignatenko Katusha
146 Jerome Cousin Europcar
147 Paolo Tiralongo Astana 10' 25''
148 Fabio Aru Astana
149 Caleb Fairly Garmin-Sharp 11' 32''
150 Fabio Silvestre Trek Factory Racing
151 Kenny Dehaes Lotto-Belisol
152 Johan Le Bon FDJ
153 Jussi Veikkanen FDJ
154 Davide Malacarne Europcar
155 Oscar Gatto Cannondale
156 Ben Swift SKY
157 Sebastien Chavanel FDJ
158 Lasse Hansen Garmin-Sharp 12' 33''
159 Koldo Fernandez  Garmin-Sharp
160 Joshua Edmondson SKY 18' 30''
161 Nathan Brown Garmin-Sharp 19' 00''
162 Jack Bobridge Belkin
163 Thierry Hupond Giant-Shimano 19' 30''

Corrected GC after Stage 1:

1 Yauheni Hutarovich Ag2r 5hr 47min 40sec
2 Roman Maikin RusVelo @ 4 seconds
3 Manuele Mori Lampre-Merida + 00' 06''
4 Maciej Paterski CCC Polsat Polkowice + 00' 08''
5 Matthias Krizek Cannondale
6 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale + 00' 10''
7 Marco Haller Katusha
8 Nikolas Maes Omega Pharma-Quick Step
9 Boris Vallee Lotto-Belisol
10 Sebastian Lander BMC
11 Davide Formolo Cannondale
12 Enrico Gasparotto Astana
13 Grzegorz Stępniak CCC Polsat Polkowice
14 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma-Quick Step
15 Christian Meier Orica-GreenEdge
16 Bos Theo Belkin
17 Timofey Kritskiy RusVelo
18 Dominik Nerz BMC
19 Andrey Amador  Movistar
20 Pawel Poljański Tinkoff-Saxo
21 Alexis Vuillermoz Ag2r
22 Bartłomiej Matysiak CCC Polsat Polkowice
23 Giampaolo Caruso Katusha
24 Angelo Tulik Europcar
25 Przemysław Niemiec Lampre-Merida
26 Rafał Majka Tinkoff-Saxo
27 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff-Saxo
28 Marek Rutkiewicz CCC Polsat Polkowice
29 Paul Martens Belkin
30 Pieter Weening Orica-GreenEdge
31 Warren Barguil Giant-Shimano
32 Damiano Cunego Lampre-Merida
33 Kevin De Weert Omega Pharma-Quick Step
34 Tomasz Marczyński CCC Polsat Polkowice
35 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Shimano
36 Artem Ovechkin RusVelo
37 Peter Velits BMC
38 Martin Velitis Omega Pharma-Quick Step
39 Jon Izaguirre Movistar
40 Sebastian Henao  SKY
41 Jose Cayetano Sarmiento  Cannondale
42 Robert Gesink Belkin
43 Maxime Bouet Ag2r
44 Maxime Monfort Lotto-Belisol
45 Damiano Caruso Cannondale
46 Jonas Van Genechten Lotto-Belisol
47 Georg Preidler Giant-Shimano
48 Barry Markus Belkin
49 Steve Morabito BMC
50 Davide Rebellin CCC Polsat Polkowice
51 Paweł Cieślik Poland
52 Sergey Firsanov RusVelo
53 Sanchez Samuel BMC
54 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida
55 Manuel Silva Pires  Tinkoff-Saxo
56 Evgeny Petrov Tinkoff-Saxo
57 Eros Capecchi Movistar
58 Gediminas Bagdonas Ag2r
59 Sylwester Szmyd Movistar
60 Vegard Breen Lotto-Belisol
61 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp
62 Bartosz Warchoł Poland
63 Raymond Kreder Garmin-Sharp
64 Paweł Franczak Poland
65 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida
66 Branislau Samoilau CCC Polsat Polkowice
67 Beant Intxausti Movistar
68 Davide Villella Cannondale
69 Serge Pauwels Omega Pharma-Quick Step
70 Rory Sutherland Tinkoff-Saxo
71 Philip Deignan SKY
72 Christophe Riblon Ag2r
73 Kamil Zieliński Poland
74 Johannes Frohlinger Giant-Shimano
75 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing
76 Alexandre Geniez FDJ
77 Konrad Dąbkowski Poland
78 Maxime Mederel Europcar
79 Petr Vakoc Omega Pharma-Quick Step
80 Przemysław Kasperkiewicz Poland
81 Mateusz Taciak CCC Polsat Polkowice
82 Ilnur Zakarin RusVelo
83 Luka Mezgec Giant-Shimano
84 Christophe Kern Europcar + 00' 36''
85 Pim Ligthart Lotto-Belisol
86 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma-Quick Step
87 Giovanni Bernaudeau Europcar
88 Edvald Boasson Hagen  SKY
89 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing
90 Bart De Clercq Lotto-Belisol
91 Nicki Sorensen Tinkoff-Saxo
92 Stephen Cummings BMC
93 Paweł Bernas Poland
94 Eduard Vorganov Katusha + 00' 45''
95 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar
96 Tobias Ludvigsson Giant-Shimano
97 Sergey Lagutin RusVelo
98 Jimmy Engoulvent Europcar + 00' 46''
99 Ivan Santaromita Orica-GreenEdge + 00' 50''
100 Ivan Balykin RusVelo + 00' 58''
101 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida + 01' 04''
102 Lars Petter Nordhaug  Belkin + 01' 16''
103 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing + 01' 18''
104 Dario Cataldo SKY
105 Andrey Zeits Astana
106 Lawrence Warbasse BMC
107 Adriano Malori Movistar + 01' 21''
108 Murilo Fischer FDJ
109 Thomas De Gendt Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 02' 12''
110 Maxim Belkov Katusha + 02' 20''
111 Brett Lancaster Orica-GreenEdge + 02' 42''
112 Samuel Bewley Orica-GreenEdge + 02' 42''
113 Anton Vorobyev Katusha
114 Andrey Solomennikov RusVelo
115 Hugo Houle Ag2r + 02' 44''
116 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida + 03' 17''
117 Nikias Arndt Giant-Shimano
118 Mitchell Docker Orica-GreenEdge
119 Bjorn Thurau Europcar
120 Yaroslav Popovuch Trek Factory Racing + 03' 46''
121 Alexander Rybakov Katusha + 03' 48''
122 Steele Von Hoff Garmin-Sharp + 04' 11''
123 Guillaume Bonnafond Ag2r
124 Anthony Roux FDJ + 05' 14''
125 Kanstantsin Siutsou SKY + 05' 55''
126 Salvatore Puccio SKY
127 Sergei Chernetski Katusha
128 David Tanner Belkin + 05' 56''
129 Thor Hushovd BMC + 06' 13''
130 Jesus Hernandez Tinkoff-Saxo
131 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing + 06' 23''
132 Moreno Moser Cannondale + 06' 26''
133 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier FDJ + 06' 32''
134 Francesco Gavazzi Astana + 07' 46''
135 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana
136 Kamil Gradek Poland + 07' 53''
137 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp + 07' 57''
138 Cameron Meyer Orica-GreenEdge
139 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge
140 Laurent Mangel FDJ
141 Rick Flens Belkin
142 Fumiyuki Beppu Trek Factory Racing + 09' 07''
143 Davide Appollonio Ag2r + 10' 32''
144  Juan Jose Lobato Movistar
145 Arman Kamyshev Astana
146 Petr Ignatenko Katusha
147 Jerome Cousin Europcar
148 Paolo Tiralongo Astana + 10' 35''
149 Fabio Aru Astana
150 Caleb Fairly Garmin-Sharp + 11' 42''
151 Fabio Silvestre Trek Factory Racing
152 Kenny Dehaes Lotto-Belisol
153 Johan Le Bon FDJ
154 Jussi Veikkanen FDJ
155 Davide Malacarne Europcar
156 Oscar Gatto Cannondale
157 Ben Swift SKY
158 Sebastien Chavanel FDJ
159 Lasse Hansen Garmin-Sharp + 12' 43''
160 Koldo Fernandez  Garmin-Sharp
161 Joshua Edmondson SKY + 18' 40''
162 Nathan Brown Garmin-Sharp + 19' 10''
163 Jack Bobridge Belkin
164 Thierry Hupond Giant-Shimano + 19' 40''

Stage 1 photos:

Europcar

Europcar duriing the team presentations. Photo ©Sirotti

Moreno Moser

Moreno Moser heads to the start. Photo ©Sirotti

robert Gesink

Robert Gesink. Photo ©Sirotti

Thor Hushovd. Photo ©Sirotti

Thor Hushovd. Photo ©Sirotti

Fabio Aru

Fabio Aru. Photo ©Sirotti

Tinkoff-Saxo

Tinkoff-Saxo were at the front of the peloton most of the day. Photo ©Sirotti

Steve Cummings

Steve Cummings. Photo ©Sirotti

Maciej Paterski

Maciej Paterski on his break just before being caught by Engoulvent and Krizek. Photo ©Sirotti

Jimmy Engoulvent

A determined-looking Jimmy Engoulvent chasing hard. Photo ©Sirotti

Yauheni hutarovich

The end to a perfectly dreadful day in the saddle. Yauheni Hutarovich wins stage one. Photo ©Sirotti

Yauheni Hutarovich

Stage winner Yauheni Hutarovich. Photo ©Sirotti

Live Updates:

30 km to go: It's a dreadful day. There has been hail and very cold rain. Lots of crashes. A break of five has about two and a half minutes.

23 km to go: The riders are on the final circuit. The break is 1min 27sec ahead of the field. The field is strung out. It looks like the peloton, led by Tinkoff-Saxo, wants to catch the break.

Aww, all the riders in the break slipped going around a corner carefully.

it looks like Maciej Paterski (CCC Polsat) is in the lead and being first back on his bike and is pressing on. Jimmy Engoulvent and Matthias Krizek are chasing Paterski.

15 km to go: Maciej Paterski is looking good, but Englevent and Krizek are closing in on him.

14 km to go: Paterski is about 100 meters in front of the chasing pair. No time gap back to the peloton.

12 km to go: It's now three riders in the lead, Paterski has been caught: Matthias Krizek, Jimmy Engoulvent and Maciej Paterski. They are 40 seconds ahead of the peloton as everyone is trying to just stay upright on the slick roads.

10 km to go: Tinkoff-Saxo still leads the pack. The lead trio has 38 seconds.

7 km to go: The lead trio is working together with a vengeance. They have 23 seconds. The roads look like they are drying out a bit. Maybe the finish won't be a scene of meyhem.

3 km to go: Paterski is off alone, 12 seconds clear. Giant-Shimano is moving up in the peloton.

2 km to go: Paterski has 14 seconds. The peloton is closing in on him.

1 km to go: Paterski has been caught.

The finish: Big crash on the side of the road as a couple of riders slammed into the barriers. Yauheni Hutarovich (Ag2r) won the sprint. I'll post full results as soon as they are available.

Stage 1 map and profile:

Stage 1 map

Stage 1 map

Stage 1 profile

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