Dutchman Marijn van der Berg (24 years old) is emerging as one of cycling’s great hopes this season. And it so happens that the EF Education runner, who had a blank track record up until this year, continues to find success. Successes that began in January mallorca challenge, which continued in June on the Ruta de Occitania and were extended this Wednesday in the fifth stage of the Tour of Poland. Van der Berg, who used his top speed to complete small sprints, had no rival on the final climb that marked an eventful day. In the final meters, a Groupama runner’s contact with another of Soudal Quick-Step caused a pile-up, which fortunately didn’t cause any major damage. Matej Mohoric, who crossed the finish line second With a bonus of six seconds, he retained the lead for another day.
The route of the fifth day of competition in Poland covered 198 km with a medium mountain profile that included a class 2 climb and two more class 1 climbs. Broken ground to accumulate exhaustion for a final track that featured a circuit that required three laps to be completed. Once there, they arrived fled Van Dijke, Hoelgaard, Van Lerberghe, De Gendt and Andresen, But the train’s momentum, propelled by an Ineos firing like a block, chased them down one by one. De Gendt and Hoelgaard, the last survivors, were neutralized in the last lap, so without further attempt everything had to be clarified in the sprint. There, Van der Berg made up for that from last Tuesday when he finished second. raise your arms for the third time this year.
This Thursday sees the sixth and penultimate stage of the 80th edition of the Polish round, which seems absolutely crucial for the general’s future. will be a… Individual time trial, practically flat, over 16.6 km where João Almeida will do everything in his power to get the general classification back on track in the event of a reversal of the 12 seconds he lost to Mohoric. time of truth.
Results of the 5th stage
1. Marijn van der Berg (EF Education) – 4h 51:27
2. Matej Mohoric (Bahrain) – mt
3º Joao Almeida (UAE Team) – mt
General of the 80th Tour of Poland
1. Matej Mohoric (Bahrain) – 22 hours 29:32
2. João Almeida (UAE team) – at 12″
3. Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers) – 18″