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The 2017 Tour de Pologne was a road cycling stage race that took place between 29 July and 4 August in Poland. It was the 74th edition of the Tour de Pologne and was the twenty-seventh event of the 2017 UCI World Tour.[1][2] The race was won by Dylan Teuns riding for BMC Racing Team.

2017 Tour de Pologne
2017 UCI World Tour, race 27 of 37
Race details
Dates29 July – 4 August 2017
Stages7
Distance1,122 km (697.2 mi)
Results
Winner  Dylan Teuns (BEL) (BMC Racing Team)
  Second  Rafał Majka (POL) (Bora–Hansgrohe)
  Third  Wout Poels (NED) (Team Sky)

Mountains  Diego Rosa (ITA) (Team Sky)
Sprints  Peter Sagan (SVK) (Bora–Hansgrohe)
  Team Lotto–Soudal
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ScheduleEdit

The race route was announced on 15 May 2017 at the BGŻ Arena in Pruszków.[3]

Stage characteristics and winners[4]
Stage Date Route Distance Type Winner
1 29 July Kraków to Kraków 130 km (81 mi)   Hilly stage   Peter Sagan (SVK)
2 30 July Tarnowskie Góry to Katowice 142 km (88 mi)   Flat stage   Sacha Modolo (ITA)
3 31 July Jaworzno to Szczyrk 161 km (100 mi)   Mountain stage   Dylan Teuns (BEL)
4 1 August Zawiercie to Zabrze 238 km (148 mi)   Hilly stage   Caleb Ewan (AUS)
5 2 August Olimp Nagawczyna to Rzeszów (Podkarpackie) 130 km (81 mi)   Medium-mountain stage   Danny van Poppel (NED)
6 3 August Wieliczka Salt Mine to Zakopane 189 km (117 mi)   Mountain stage   Jack Haig (AUS)
7 4 August Bukovina Resort to Bukowina Tatrzańska 132 km (82 mi)   Mountain stage   Wout Poels (NED)
Total 1,122 km (697.2 mi)

Participating teamsEdit

As the 2017 Tour de Pologne was a UCI World Tour event, all eighteen UCI WorldTeams were invited automatically and obliged to enter a team into the race. Along with a Polish national team, three other squads were given wildcard places into the race, and as such, formed the event's 22-team peloton.[5] The number of riders allowed per squad was seven, down from eight,[6] in 2016; all teams except Cannondale–Drapac (six riders) did so, and therefore the start list contained a total of 153 riders.

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

National team

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

29 July 2017 – Kraków to Kraków, 130 km (80.8 mi)[7]

The opening stage of the 2017 Tour de Pologne was a ride around Krakow, effectively designed for the sprinters. Having left from the city's Old Square, the peloton completed an anti-clockwise loop around the city, which contained the only two categorised climbs, in the villages of Bachowice and Kaszów, both fourth category. Once the riders returned to Kraków, they first passed the sole intermediate sprint, before completing three laps around a 4 km (2.5 mi) circuit, to complete the day's running.

Stage 1 result[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK) Bora–Hansgrohe 2h 56' 16"
2   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–Scott + 0"
3   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky + 0"
4   Riccardo Minali (ITA) Astana + 0"
5   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 0"
6   Nathan Haas (AUS) Team Dimension Data + 0"
7   Roberto Ferrari (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 0"
8   Paweł Franczak (POL) Poland (national team) + 0"
9   Boy van Poppel (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
10   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
General classification after Stage 1[8]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)    Bora–Hansgrohe 2h 56' 06"
2   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–Scott + 4"
3   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky + 6"
4   Nathan Haas (AUS) Team Dimension Data + 9"
5   Riccardo Minali (ITA) Astana + 10"
6   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 10"
7   Roberto Ferrari (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 10"
8   Paweł Franczak (POL) Poland (national team) + 10"
9   Boy van Poppel (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 10"
10   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 10"

Stage 2Edit

30 July 2017 – Tarnowskie Góry to Katowice, 142 km (88.2 mi)[9]

The second stage was another opportunity for the sprinters. After the start in Tarnowskie Góry, the riders headed south-east, passing through the intermediate sprints in Piekary Śląskie, Chorzów and Siemianowice Śląskie, following devious roads before hitting the 17 km (10.6 mi) finishing circuit in Katowice. It contained the two category four climbs of the day, and the final metres before the finish line headed slightly downhill, with speeds of about 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph) expected from the top riders.

Stage 2 result[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Sacha Modolo (ITA) UAE Team Emirates 3h 15' 21"
2   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky + 0"
3   Max Walscheid (GER) Team Sunweb + 0"
4   Boy van Poppel (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
5   Youcef Reguigui (ALG) Team Dimension Data + 0"
6   Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) Cannondale–Drapac + 0"
7   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 0"
8   Peter Sagan (SVK)   Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
9   Riccardo Minali (ITA) Astana + 0"
10   Nathan Haas (AUS) Team Dimension Data + 0"
General classification after Stage 2[10]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Danny van Poppel (NED)    Team Sky 6h 11' 27"
2   Peter Sagan (SVK) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
3   Sacha Modolo (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 0"
4   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–Scott + 4"
5   Max Walscheid (GER) Team Sunweb + 6"
6   Kamil Gradek (POL) Poland (national team) + 7"
7   Nathan Haas (AUS) Team Dimension Data + 9"
8   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 9"
9   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 10"
10   Boy van Poppel (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 10"

Stage 3Edit

31 July 2017 – Jaworzno to Szczyrk, 161 km (100 mi)[11]

After the opening two sprint stages, the next stage took the riders into the Silesian Beskids with a route that favoured the climbers. After a reasonably flat first half, the first category Salmopol was climbed, before the riders entered a circuit containing the Zameczek climb, which was climbed twice. Once the riders had descended, they returned over the Salmopol, going in the opposite way from that climbed previously, with the summit coming 11.3 kilometres (7.0 miles) before the finish line. The final ascent was only 1.2 kilometres (0.7 miles) long, but averaged 11.3%.

Stage 3 result[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team 3h 51' 41"
2   Peter Sagan (SVK) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
3   Rafał Majka (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
4   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 0"
5   Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 5"
6   Odd Christian Eiking (NOR) FDJ + 7"
7   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale + 8"
8   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott + 9"
9   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 12"
10   Sam Oomen (NED) Team Sunweb + 14"
General classification after Stage 3[12]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)    Bora–Hansgrohe 10h 03' 02"
2   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 6"
3   Rafał Majka (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 12"
4   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 16"
5   Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 21"
6   Odd Christian Eiking (NOR) FDJ + 23"
7   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale + 24"
8   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 25"
9   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott + 25"
10   Nathan Haas (AUS) Team Dimension Data + 30"

Stage 4Edit

1 August 2017 – Zawiercie to Zabrze, 238 km (148 mi)[13]

With a length of 238 kilometres (148 miles), the fourth stage was the longest stage of the 2017 Tour de Pologne. Having started in Zawiercie, the first section of the route was hilly, covering the sole categorised climb of the day in Olkusz, where there was also an intermediate sprint, with the other two being in Jastrzębie-Zdrój and Rybnik. A finishing circuit was also utilised in the finishing city of Zabrze, with three laps of a 6.5 km (4.0 mi) long loop being completed to complete proceedings.

Stage 4 result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–Scott 5h 38' 49"
2   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky + 0"
3   Peter Sagan (SVK)    Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
4   Boy van Poppel (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
5   Sacha Modolo (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 0"
6   Lorrenzo Manzin (FRA) FDJ + 0"
7   Tom Van Asbroeck (BEL) Cannondale–Drapac + 0"
8   Enrico Battaglin (ITA) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
9   Alan Banaszek (POL) CCC–Sprandi–Polkowice + 0"
10   Roberto Ferrari (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 0"
General classification after Stage 4
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)    Bora–Hansgrohe 15h 41' 47"
2   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 10"
3   Rafał Majka (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 16"
4   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 20"
5   Tom-Jelte Slagter (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 25"
6   Odd Christian Eiking (NOR) FDJ + 27"
7   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale + 28"
8   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 29"
9   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott + 29"
10   Nathan Haas (AUS) Team Dimension Data + 34"

Stage 5Edit

2 August 2017 – Olimp Nagawczyna to Rzeszów, 130 km (81 mi)[14]

The stage started from Olimp Nagawczyna, near Dębica, heading south-east, through the Podkarpackie Voivodeship. The route was hilly throughout, with four categorised climbs all coming in the second half of the section – two ascents in Gmina Lubenia and one in Łany (part of the village Matysówka), before the riders entered Rzeszów, where the only intermediate sprint was held. There, the peloton entered the lengthy 22.5 km (14.0 mi) circuit, to be covered once, and containing another ascent of Łany, the summit coming 10.6 km (6.6 mi) before the finish.

Stage 5 result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky 2h 59' 44"
2   Luka Mezgec (SVN) Orica–Scott + 0"
3   Peter Sagan (SVK)    Bora–Hansgrohe + 0"
4   Roberto Ferrari (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 0"
5   Enrico Battaglin (ITA) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
6   Niccolò Bonifazio (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 0"
7   Daniel Oss (ITA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
8   José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team + 0"
9   Tomasz Marczyński (POL) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
10   Łukasz Wiśniowski (POL) Team Sky + 0"
General classification after Stage 5
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Peter Sagan (SVK)    Bora–Hansgrohe 18h 41' 27"
2   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 14"
3   Rafał Majka (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 20"
4   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 24"
5   Odd Christian Eiking (NOR) FDJ + 31"
6   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale + 32"
7   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 33"
8   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott + 33"
9   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) UAE Team Emirates + 39"
10   Gorka Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 39"

Stage 6Edit

3 August 2017 – Wieliczka Salt Mine to Zakopane, 189 km (117 mi)[15]
Stage 6 result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Jack Haig (AUS) Orica–Scott 4h 58' 55"
2   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 51"
3   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 51"
4   Rui Costa (POR) UAE Team Emirates + 51"
5   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 51"
6   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 51"
7   Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) Team Katusha–Alpecin + 51"
8   Rafał Majka (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 51"
9   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott + 51"
10   Sam Oomen (NED) Team Sunweb + 51"
General classification after Stage 6
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Teuns (BEL)   BMC Racing Team 23h 41' 27"
2   Rafał Majka (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 6"
3   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 10"
4   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 13"
5   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale + 18"
6   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott + 19"
7   Sam Oomen (NED) Team Sunweb + 24"
8   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 25"
9   Rui Costa (POR) UAE Team Emirates + 28"
10   Bob Jungels (LUX) Quick-Step Floors + 29"

Stage 7Edit

4 August 2017 – Bukovina Resort to Bukowina Tatrzańska, 132 km (82 mi)[16]
Stage 7 result
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky 3h 26' 20"
2   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott s.t.
3   Rafał Majka (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe s.t.
4   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb s.t.
5   Dylan Teuns (BEL)   BMC Racing Team s.t.
6   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale + 5"
7   Sam Oomen (NED) Team Sunweb + 12"
8   Jack Haig (AUS) Orica–Scott + 14"
9   Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team + 18"
10   Rui Costa (POR) UAE Team Emirates + 54"
Final general classification
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Teuns (BEL)   BMC Racing Team 27h 07' 47"
2   Rafał Majka (POL) Bora–Hansgrohe + 2"
3   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 3"
4   Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb + 10"
5   Adam Yates (GBR) Orica–Scott + 13"
6   Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) AG2R La Mondiale + 23"
7   Sam Oomen (NED) Team Sunweb + 36"
8   Jack Haig (AUS) Orica–Scott + 57"
9   Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Bahrain–Merida + 1'19"
10   Rui Costa (POR) UAE Team Emirates + 1'22"

Classification leadership tableEdit

In the 2017 Tour de Pologne, four different jerseys were awarded. The general classification was calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses for the first three finishers at intermediate sprints (three seconds to first, two seconds to second and one second to third) and at the finish of all stages: the stage winner won a ten-second bonus, with six and four seconds for the second and third riders respectively.[17] The leader of the classification received a yellow jersey;[18] it was considered the most important of the 2017 Tour de Pologne, and the winner of the classification was considered the winner of the race.

Points for the mountains classification[17]
Position 1 2 3 4 5
Points for Category P1 20 14 10 6 4
Points for Category 1 10 7 5 3 2
Points for Category 2 5 3 2 1 0
Points for Category 3 3 2 1 0
Points for Category 4 1 0

There was also a mountains classification, the leadership of which was marked by a purple jersey.[18] In the mountains classification, points towards the classification were won by reaching the top of a climb before other cyclists. Each climb was categorised as either first, second, third, or fourth-category, with more points available for the higher-categorised climbs. Double points were also awarded for the premier first-category climb on the final stage.[17]

Additionally, there was a sprints classification, which awarded a white jersey.[19] In the points classification, cyclists received points for finishing in the top 20 in a stage.[17] For winning a stage, a rider earned 20 points, with a point fewer per place down to 1 point for 20th place.[17] The fourth and final jersey represented the active rider classification, marked by a blue jersey.[19] This was decided at the race's intermediate sprints, awarding points on a 3–2–1 scale.[17]

There was also a classification for Polish riders,[20] with the highest-placed rider appearing on the podium each day. As well as this, a teams classification was also calculated,[20] in which the times of the best three cyclists per team on each stage were added together; the leading team at the end of the race was the team with the lowest total time.

Stage Winner General classification
(Polish: Żółta koszulka)
 
Sprints classification
(Polish: Klasyfikacja sprinterska)
 
Mountains classification
(Polish: Klasyfikacja górska)
 
Active rider classification
(Polish: Klasyfikacja najaktywniejszych)
 
Polish rider classification
(Polish: Najlepszy Polak)
 
Teams classification
(Polish: Klasyfikacja drużynowa)
 
1[21] Peter Sagan Peter Sagan Peter Sagan Martijn Keizer Martijn Keizer Paweł Franczak Gazprom–RusVelo
2[22] Sacha Modolo Danny van Poppel Danny van Poppel Adrian Kurek Kamil Gradek Team Dimension Data
3[23] Dylan Teuns Peter Sagan Peter Sagan Maciej Paterski Rafał Majka Bora–Hansgrohe
4 Caleb Ewan Bert-Jan Lindeman
5 Danny van Poppel Maxime Monfort
6 Jack Haig Dylan Teuns Antwan Tolhoek Lotto–Soudal
7 Wout Poels Diego Rosa
Final Dylan Teuns Peter Sagan Diego Rosa Bert-Jan Lindeman Rafał Majka Lotto–Soudal

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "The UCI reveals expanded UCI WorldTour calendar for 2017". UCI. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
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  4. ^ Roadbook 2017, p. 11.
  5. ^ Roadbook 2017, pp. 12–13.
  6. ^ "Tour of Poland reduces team size to seven riders". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  7. ^ Roadbook 2017, pp. 51–62.
  8. ^ a b "Tour de Pologne: Sagan sprints to stage 1 victory". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 29 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
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  10. ^ a b "Tour de Pologne: Modolo wins stage 2". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
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  12. ^ a b "Tour de Pologne: Teuns wins in Szczyrk". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  13. ^ Roadbook 2017, pp. 103–116.
  14. ^ Roadbook 2017, pp. 121–136.
  15. ^ Roadbook 2017, pp. 141–156.
  16. ^ Roadbook 2017, pp. 161–174.
  17. ^ a b c d e f Roadbook 2017, pp. 28–30.
  18. ^ a b Roadbook 2017, p. 16.
  19. ^ a b Roadbook 2017, p. 17.
  20. ^ a b Roadbook 2017, p. 18.
  21. ^ "Wyniki 1 etapu / Official results on the 1 stage" (PDF). Infocity.pl. Tour de Pologne, Lang Team. 29 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
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  23. ^ "Wyniki 3 etapu / Official results on the 3 stage" (PDF). Infocity.pl. Tour de Pologne, Lang Team. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.

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