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2014 Tour de Pologne-Tour of Poland (WT)

71st edition: August 3 - August 9

Stage 5 results

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Thursday, August 7: Stage 5, Zakopane - Strbskie Pleso (SK), 190 km

Stage 5 Live Updates | Stage 5 photos | Stage 5 map and profile |

Rafal Majka wins stage 5

Rafal Majka wins stage 5. Photo ©Sirotti

The Race: Another wet, rainy day of racing in Poland. A good-sized break was allowed to roll away, but since this was the first day day in the hills, a stage for the GC men to gain time, the day was going to be decided by the riders who can climb.

The last survivor of the day's break was Orica's Christian Meier and he was reeled in by the Tinkoff-Saxo-led pack with 11 km to go. Working for Tinkoff-Saxo GC man Rafal Majka, Rory Sutherland set a fierce pace up the final climb to Strbskie Pleso, but none of the GC men were put in trouble. Ryder Hesjedal tried at least twice to get away, but it was a compact group that dashed for the line.

Rafal Majka started from several riders back, but came around everyone to win the stage and the 10-second stage winner's time bonus. At first it was thought Majka had also taken over the race lead.

But no, Peter Vakoc had gone very deep and preserved his GC lead by a single second.

Complete Results: photos coming...

Winner's average speed: 42.123 km/hr

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

GC after Stage 5:

1 Petr Vakoc Omega Pharma-Quick Step 25h5 5min 28sec
2 Rafał Majka Tinkoff-Saxo @ 1 seconds
3 Beant Intxausti Movistar 00' 05''
4 Jon Izaguirre Movistar 00' 07''
5 Davide Formolo Cannondale 00' 11''
6 Giampaolo Caruso Katusha
7 Marek Rutkiewicz CCC Polsat Polkowice
8 Peter Velits BMC
9 Andrey Amador  Movistar
10 Robert Gesink Belkin
11 Pieter Weening Orica-GreenEdge
12 Warren Barguil Giant-Shimano
13 Sanchez Samuel BMC
14 Gianluca Brambilla Omega Pharma-Quick Step
15 Przemysław Niemiec Lampre-Merida
16 Christophe Riblon Ag2r
17 Sergey Firsanov RusVelo
18 Ryder Hesjedal Garmin-Sharp
19 Maxime Bouet Ag2r
20 Maxime Monfort Lotto-Belisol 00' 20''
21 Mattia Cattaneo Lampre-Merida
22 Davide Rebellin CCC Polsat Polkowice 00' 23''
23 Georg Preidler Giant-Shimano 00' 24''
24 Enrico Gasparotto Astana 00' 28''
25 Kamil Zieliński Poland
26 Steve Morabito BMC
27 Damiano Cunego Lampre-Merida
28 Davide Villella Cannondale
29 Philip Deignan SKY
30 Ilnur Zakarin RusVelo
31 Eros Capecchi Movistar 00' 35''
32 Dominik Nerz BMC 00' 37''
33 Wouter Poels Omega Pharma-Quick Step
34 Sylwester Szmyd Movistar 00' 42''
35 Gorka Izaguirre Movistar 00' 46''
36 Tomasz Marczyński CCC Polsat Polkowice 00' 49''
37 Jose Cayetano Sarmiento  Cannondale
38 Branislau Samoilau CCC Polsat Polkowice 00' 59''
39 Christophe Kern Europcar 01' 03''
40 Alexis Vuillermoz Ag2r 01' 05''
41 Tobias Ludvigsson Giant-Shimano 01' 12''
42 Kristof Vandewalle Trek Factory Racing 01' 18''
43 Sebastian Henao  SKY 01' 20''
44 Paweł Cieślik Poland
45 Lawrence Warbasse BMC 01' 28''
46 Dario Cataldo SKY 01' 34''
47 Manuele Mori Lampre-Merida 01' 38''
48 Sergey Lagutin RusVelo 01' 40''
49 Pawel Poljański Tinkoff-Saxo 01' 45''
50 Pim Ligthart Lotto-Belisol 01' 56''
51 Edvald Boasson Hagen  SKY 02' 11''
52 Artem Ovechkin RusVelo 02' 40''
53 Ivan Santaromita Orica-GreenEdge 03' 03''
54 Eduard Vorganov Katusha 03' 28''
55 Rory Sutherland Tinkoff-Saxo 03' 39''
56 Maxime Mederel Europcar
57 Oliver Zaugg Tinkoff-Saxo 04' 29''
58 Evgeny Petrov Tinkoff-Saxo
59 Bart De Clercq Lotto-Belisol 05' 01''
60 Nikias Arndt Giant-Shimano 05' 09''
61 Johannes Frohlinger Giant-Shimano 06' 58''
62 Michael Matthews Orica-GreenEdge 08' 14''
63 Bjorn Thurau Europcar 08' 24''
64 Stephen Cummings BMC 08' 30''
65 Kanstantsin Siutsou SKY 08' 38''
66 Vegard Breen Lotto-Belisol 09' 06''
67 Bob Jungels Trek Factory Racing 09' 12''
68 Maciej Paterski CCC Polsat Polkowice 09' 32''
69 Boris Vallee Lotto-Belisol 09' 33''
70 Sebastian Lander BMC 09' 35''
71 Damiano Caruso Cannondale 09' 37''
72 Kevin De Weert Omega Pharma-Quick Step
73 Martin Velitis Omega Pharma-Quick Step
74  Manuel Silva Pires  Tinkoff-Saxo
75 Serge Pauwels Omega Pharma-Quick Step
76 Francesco Gavazzi Astana 09' 38''
77 Sergei Chernetski Katusha 10' 01''
78 Fabio Felline Trek Factory Racing 10' 03''
79 Salvatore Puccio SKY 10' 12''
80 Julian David Arredondo  Trek Factory Racing 10' 20''
81 Christian Meier Orica-GreenEdge 10' 33''
82 Adriano Malori Movistar 10' 48''
83 Lars Petter Nordhaug  Belkin 11' 00''
84 Thomas De Gendt Omega Pharma-Quick Step 11' 01''
85 Fabio Aru Astana 11' 45''
86 Andrey Zeits Astana 12' 08''
87 Nicki Sorensen Tinkoff-Saxo 12' 33''
88 Alexandre Geniez FDJ 12' 55''
89 Johan Le Bon FDJ 13' 17''
90 Paul Martens Belkin 13' 46''
91 Hugo Houle Ag2r 14' 36''
92 Samuel Bewley Orica-GreenEdge 15' 15''
93 Thor Hushovd BMC 15' 40''
94 Jesus Hernandez Tinkoff-Saxo 16' 36''
95 Guillaume Boivin Cannondale 16' 39''
96 Moreno Moser Cannondale 17' 55''
97 Matthias Krizek Cannondale 18' 32''
98 Yauheni Hutarovich Ag2r 18' 33''
99 Guillaume Bonnafond Ag2r 18' 39''
100 Marco Haller Katusha 18' 42''
101 Grzegorz Stępniak CCC Polsat Polkowice 18' 43''
102 Timofey Kritskiy RusVelo
103 Caleb Fairly Garmin-Sharp 18' 56''
104 Giovanni Bernaudeau Europcar 19' 09''
105 Gediminas Bagdonas Ag2r 19' 31''
106 Sacha Modolo Lampre-Merida 19' 37''
107 Bartosz Warchoł Poland 19' 39''
108 Arman Kamyshev Astana 19' 59''
109 Paweł Bernas Poland
110 Ivan Balykin RusVelo 20' 10''
111 Jimmy Engoulvent Europcar 20' 15''
112 Raymond Kreder Garmin-Sharp 20' 26''
113 Roberto Ferrari Lampre-Merida 20' 45''
114 Murilo Fischer FDJ 20' 50''
115 Petr Ignatenko Katusha 20' 55''
116 Angelo Tulik Europcar 21' 08''
117 Davide Malacarne Europcar 21' 09''
118 Andrey Solomennikov RusVelo 21' 15''
119 Cameron Meyer Orica-GreenEdge 21' 29''
120 Brett Lancaster Orica-GreenEdge 21' 37''
121 Przemysław Kasperkiewicz Poland 21' 43''
122 Koldo Fernandez  Garmin-Sharp 22' 10''
123 Anton Vorobyev Katusha 22' 11''
124 Yaroslav Popovuch Trek Factory Racing 22' 19''
125 Maxim Belkov Katusha 22' 59''
126 Bartłomiej Matysiak CCC Polsat Polkowice 23' 12''
127 David Tanner Belkin 23' 21''
128 Steele Von Hoff Garmin-Sharp 23' 40''
129 Oscar Gatto Cannondale 23' 40''
130 Pierre-Henri Lecuisinier FDJ 23' 59''
131 Jerome Cousin Europcar 24' 23''
132 Matteo Bono Lampre-Merida 24' 54''
133 Paweł Franczak Poland 25' 49''
134 Ramon Sinkeldam Giant-Shimano 25' 59''
135 Jacopo Guarnieri Astana 26' 13''
136 Kamil Gradek Poland 26' 26''
137 Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp 26' 30''
138 Laurent Mangel FDJ 27' 33''
139 Fumiyuki Beppu Trek Factory Racing 28' 00''
140 Mitchell Docker Orica-GreenEdge 28' 03''
141 Joshua Edmondson SKY 28' 53''
142 Juan Jose Lobato  Movistar 29' 05''
143 Lasse Hansen Garmin-Sharp 29' 16''
144 Fabio Silvestre Trek Factory Racing 30' 15''
145 Sebastien Chavanel FDJ 30' 15''
146 Nikolas Maes Omega Pharma-Quick Step 30' 16''
147 Nathan Brown Garmin-Sharp 30' 43''
148 Bos Theo Belkin 31' 09''
149 Jonas Van Genechten Lotto-Belisol
150 Konrad Dąbkowski Poland 31' 19''
151 Rick Flens Belkin 39' 26''
152 Davide Appollonio Ag2r 42' 03''
153 Mateusz Taciak CCC Polsat Polkowice 42' 59''
154 Kenny Dehaes Lotto-Belisol 44' 35''
155 Thierry Hupond Giant-Shimano 01h 05' 10''
156 Jack Bobridge Belkin 01h 12' 56''

Stage 5 photos:

Rafal Majka wins stage 5

Rafal Majka timed it perfectly to win stage 5, but didn't put race leader Petr Vakoc to the sword. Photo ©Sirotti

Benat Intxausti

Benat Intxausti is clearly displeased with Majka's stage win.Photo ©Sirotti

Samuel Sanchez

Samuel Sanchez finishes the stage. Photo ©Sirotti

Rafal Majka

Stage winner Rafal Majka. Photo ©Sirotti

Petr Vakoc

Petr Vakoc will start tomorrow's stage in yellow. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 5 Live Updates:

32 km to go: There is a break 56 seconds up the road. Don't have names yet. Roads are wet, course is hilly.

30 km to go: Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) is alone, off the front. Garmin-Sharp is leading the peloton.

29 km to go: Ryder Hesjedal has attacked the peloton and is going like a motorcycle. I know Rory Sutherland is between Meier and the pack and two other riders. They are on the penultimate climb.

The Sutherland trio has been caught and Meier's gap is shrinking. Don't see Hesjedal off the front any more.

26 km to go: Meier was first over the crest and is descending alone. Sergio Henao led the pack over. They are going 77 km down a wet mountain road.

20 km to go: Meier is descending crazy fast. He's 16 seconds ahead of the pack.

16 km to go: Tinkoff-Saxo, working for Rafal Majka is leading the chase. The peloton is lined out as they approach the final climb. Meier still has 12 seconds. Rafal Majka has taken off his arm warmers and hands them off to a teammate. Stuff is going to happen.

13 km to go: The road has started to tilt upward for the final climb to Strbskie Pleso. Meier is all over his bike, thrashing it, keeping it going and still staying about 12 seconds ahead of the peloton.

11 km to go: Meier has been caught. BMC has joined Tinkoff-Saxo in leading the pack. Majka is near the front.

7 km to go: Rory Sutherland is tapping out a hard pace for Tinkoff-Saxo at the front of affairs. Things are still together.

5 km to go: Sutherland pulls off. Majka still has two teammates in front of him.

4 km to go: Siutsiu (Sky) is off the front. He isn't drawing a counter. Siutsiu is caught by the pack led by Robert Gesink (Belkin).

3 km to go: Ilnur Zakarin (RusVelo) dangled a bit off the front, but Fabio Aru led the field back up to him.

2 km to go: Hesjedal tries again, but doesn't get a gap. Pieter Weening is on his wheel.

Final Kilometer: Hesjedal pounds away. Now goes Pieter Weening. Weening has a gap!

The finish: Weening is caught. And now Amador goes. And then, from several riders back Rafal Majka goes by everyone and wns the stage. Petr Vakoc is digging deep and may have kept his lead.

Majka takes over the lead. Vakoc is at the same time, in second place. Now they are showing Vakoc in the lead. I'll shut up until there are official results.

Official results are in. Vakoc remains the leader by a single second.

Results:

GC after Stage 5:

Stage 5 map and profile:

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 profile

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