Ackermann storms home for victory in Pologne

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Tour de Pologne 2022 - 79th Edition - 4th stage Lesko - Sanok 179,4 km - 02/08/2022 - Pascal Ackermann (GER - UAE Team Emirates) - Jordi Meeus (BEL - Bora - Hansgrohe) - Jonathan Milan (ITA - Bahrain Victorious) - photo Ilario Biondi/SprintCyclingAgency©2022

Molano delivers German to classy win

Pascal Ackermann showed a fine pair of sprinting legs, powering to victory on Stage 4 of the Tour de Pologne from Lesko to Sanok (179.4km).

Sebastian Molano provided the perfect lead-out to launch Ackermann on the uphill finish as they brought back a late attack from Zdenek Stybar (Quick Step Alpha Vinyl) inside the last 150 metres to the line.

It’s the 5th career stage win in Poland for Ackermann and his second win of 2022 after his early season triumph at the Bredene Koksijde in Belgium.

Diego Ulissi now sits 4th overall in the General Classification as Sergio Higuita (Bora Hansgrohe) keeps the lead.

Ackermann : “It’s amazing after the injury I had and I finally feel back and have power in the legs again so it’s really important for the next races and the rest of the season. The stage was really amazing, we had many climbs but they were not too steep so perfect for myself. I said to myself let’s try today and go and get the victory. I had a brilliant lead-out from Molano and I must thank the team for believing in me today.”

Tour de Pologne stage 4 results

1.Pascal Ackermann (UAE Team Emirates) 4:21:26

2.Jordi Meeus (Bora-Hansgrohe) s.t

3.Jonathan Milan (Bahrain Victorious) s.t

Tour de Pologne general classification after stage 4

1.Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) 19:52.46

2.Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Victorious) +4’’

3.Quinten Hermans (Intermarche-Wanty) +6’’

4.Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) +10’’