Tour de Pologne 2015 Stage 2: Pelucchi wins crash-marked sprint

Matteo PelucchiStage 2 leads from Częstochowa to end in Dąbrowa Górnicza after five laps of 10 kilometres each. A break of four is reeled in with two lap left and then it's up to the fast men. Caleb Ewan makes a mistake and hits the deck, while Matteo Pelucchi takes his chances and outsprints Marcel Kittel. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Tour de Pologne

1. Matteo Pelucchi (ita)
2. Marcel Kittel (ger) s.t.
3. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
4. Kris Boeckmans (bel) s.t.
5. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
6. Nicolo Bonifazio (ita) s.t.
7. Salvatore Puccio (ita) s.t.
8. Norman Hansen (den) s.t.
9. Mitchell Docker (nzl) s.t.
10. Sebastien Turgot (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Marcel Kittel (ger)
2. Nicolo Bonifazio (ita) + 0.12
3. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
4. Kris Boeckmans (bel) + 0.16
5. Sebastien Turgot (fra) s.t.
6. Salvatore Puccio (ita) s.t.
7. Nikias Arndt (ger) s.t.
8. Lorenzo Manzin (ita) s.t.
9. Gianluca Brambilla (ita) s.t.
10. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) s.t.

Race report
Early in the race Martijn Keizer, Sander Armee, Marcus Burghardt, Adrian Kurek and Kamil Gradek attack and they race to a 2 minutes advantage and then the pack takes control. The gap yo-yo’s between 1 and 2 minutes and with 40 km’s left its down to under 1 minute. By then, Burghardt is no longer in the break.

With two rounds to go the break is reeled in and the race boils down to a bunch sprint. In the close quarters finale Caleb Ewan hits the tarmac and Matteo Pelucchi powers to glory, besting Marcel Kittel, who retains his GC lead.

Tour de Pologne 2015 stappe 2: Route, profiles and more

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