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2014 Tour de Pologne-Tour of Poland (WT)

71st edition: August 3 - August 9

Stage 6 results

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Friday, August 8: Stage 6, Bukovina - Bukowina Tatrzańska, 174 km

Stage 6 live updates | Stage 6 photos | Stage 6 map and profile |

Rafal Majka

Rafal Majka wins stage 6. Photo © Sirotti

The Race: Damiano Cunego, who had crashed in the first stage, did not start stage six.

A seven-man break was allowed some room but with 24 kilometers to go, they had all been mopped up by the Tinkoff-Saxo-led peloton. Tinkoff-Saxo had put so much pressure on the pack that it looked like there were only about ten riders in the lead group as the final ascent began.

Rafal Majka blasted away on the steepest part of the final Bukovina ascent but the Movistar duo of Benat Intxaust and Jon Izaguirre felt like conceding nothing and went after the Polish rider. They came within 10 seconds at the finish.

Race leader Petr Vakoc had gone very deep yesterday to save his lead, but today was just too hard and too fast. Vakoc was shelled on the penultimate climb, scrambled back on on the descent and was dropped for good on the final climb, coming in 15th, 48 seconds behind Majka.

Majka won the stage and finally took the overall lead with the Spaniards 18 and 20 seconds behind. That's close enough to make tomorrow's 25 km individual time trial very interesting. It's still anybody's race.

Complete Results:

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

GC after Stage 6: 1,226 km raced so far at an average speed of 41.18 km/hr

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

Stage 6 photos:

Rafal Majka

That's two stages in a row for Majka and the overall lead. But has he gained enough time to withstand the coming time trial? Photo ©Sirotti

Rafal Majka

Stage winner and overall leader Rafal Majka. Photo ©Sirotti

The Podium

The podium, Benat Intxausti, Rafal Majka and Jon Izaguirre. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 6 Live Updates:

24 km to go: Damiano Cunego did not start today's stage.

A break of three is just about to be reeled in. Two more climbs to go.

20 km to go: Tinkoff-Saxo is leading a reduced field on a descent. Looks like maybe 25 riders left in the front group. Rafal Majka has lots of help in this front group.

16 km to go: On the penultimate climb to Bukovina. All the GC contenders are there. Tinkoff-Saxo is still hammering at the front.

14 km to go: Rory Sutherland has finished his work at the front and pulled off. It's really steep.

13 km to go: Race leader Petr Vakoc is shelled. Majka has dropped the hammer. A Katusha rider (Caruso?) is trying to get up to him.

12 km to go: Vakoc hasn't given up. He's got at least one teammate and he's keeping the leaders in sight.

Bam! Robert Gesink is first over the climb. No, it's Lars Petter Nordhaug.

11 km to go: Gesink is pushing on. Warren Barguil is staying up front, but seems to be reluctant to help. Rafal Majka is trying to get the others to work.

5 km to go: Warren Barguil has gap, but he's just getting reeled in.

3 km to go: Tinkoff-Saxo is leading a slightly increased lead group as they start the final climbs. Vakoc is shelled again.

2 km to go: Majka always looks like he's on his last legs, but he's right up near the front.

Bam! Majka goes. Barguil tries to mark him, but can't. Rafal Majka is flying away.

1.5 km to go: The climb eases a bit here, but Majka looks like he is well and truly gone. Izaguirre and Intxausti (both Movistar) are chasing.

1 km to go: No time gap, but it looks like Rafal Majka has the stage won.

The finish: Majka wins the stage but the Spaniards are closing in. The gap isn't very big. looks like the Spaniards came in about nine seconds after Majka. With the 10-second time bonus for winning the stage Majka is the race leader. But, does he have enough time to withstand tomorrow's time trial?

Stage 6 map and profile:

Stage 6 map

Stage 6 map

Stage 6 profile

Stage 6 profile

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