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2014 Tour de Pologne-Tour of Poland (WT)

71st edition: August 3 - August 9

Stage 3 results

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Tuesday, August 5: Stage 3, Kielce - Rzeszów, 174 km

Stage 3 Live Updates | Stage 3 photos | Stage 3 map and profile |

Theo Bos wins stage 3

Theo Bos wins stage 3. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Four riders got away today: Salvatore Puccio (Sky), Bjorn Thurau (Europcar), Pawel Franczak (Poland) and Mateusz Taciak (CCC Polsat). They were kept on a short choke-collar, never being allowed much more than a three-minute gap.

The roads were dry today, and despite a lot of road furniture and and inflatable banner that collapsed by the side of the road, the peloton completed the stage with most of its skin intact.

The pace was blistering, and though the break quartet worked well together and was made of four, good, strong boys, they were caught with a little more than seven kilometers to go. Belkin tried to rule the peloton and spent a lot of watts keeping things together at the front. But in the final meters, they seems to have run out of gas a ceded control to Giant-Shimano.

It didn't matter. Belkin rider Theo Bos stormed past such quality speedsters and Sacha Modolo and Michael Matthews to give Belkin a clean stage win.

Petr Vakoc finished in the front group to preserve his GC lead.

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 47.573 km/hr

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

GC after Stage 3:

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

Stage Three Photos:

Thos Bos

Theo Bos came from well back to win the stage. Photo ©Sirotti

theo Bos

Stage winner Theo Bos. Photo ©Sirotti

Luka Mexgec

Luka Mezgec was second today. Photo ©Sirotti

Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews doesn't look happy with is third place today. Photo ©Sirotti

GC leader Petr Vakoc

GC leader Petr Vakoc. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage Three Live Updates:

25 km to go: A break of four are up the raod with 50 seconds in hand. Break is Salvatore Puccio, Bjorn Thurau, Pawel Franczak and Mateusz Taciak. Tailwind, pack is going 56 km/hr.

18 km to go: Gap is down to 19 seconds. Streets are dry, looks like nice weather.

17 km to go: Belkin is leading the peloton. The break so far is working well together and haven't started attacking each other.

14 km to go: Gap is 21 seconds. As each rider in the break pulls off, he looks back to the peloton. Belkin is still pulling the pack. Working for Theo Bos? They are in the final circuit. Some of the corners look dangerous.

7 km to go: An inflatable sign was in the road, but no one ran into it. Speed is 57 km/hr. Astana has added some horsepower to the chase. Break must have been caught when the camera was away.

4 km to go: Garmin-Sharp is doing the pack's pacesetting. 63 km/hr!

2 km to go: Belkin seems to have run out of gas. It's Lotto at the front.

The finish: Giant-Shimano took over the final meters, Michael Matthews leading, Sacha Modolo on his wheel, but Theo Bos (Belkin) punched his way to the front, making up a lot of ground, and won the sprint.

Stage 3 map and profile:

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 profile

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