Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) won the RideLondon-Surrey Classic by sprinting to victory ahead of Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-Scott) and Michael Matthews (Sunweb). History has shown the RideLondon-Surrey Classic is typically one for the sprinters, but only for those that can make it through the hills of Surrey with the first group. The early 3 rider break of the day was caught with still 80km to go today as Team Sky tried to make life difficult for everyone on the Ranmore climb. The tough tempo on the narrow climb saw 3 riders go clear over the top, followed by a chase group of 14 riders and then.
The 2nd stage of the Tour of Poland came down to a mass sprint and it was Sacha Modolo (UAE Emirates) who came out on top. Danny van Poppel (Team Sky) took 2nd and Max Walscheid (Sunweb) finished in 3rd. It was another day for the fast men at the Tour of Poland with the main break of the day being caught with 40km to go. A few riders tried to upset the rhythm of the pure sprinters with some late attacking, including Nathan Haas who went away with 7km to go. Bora-Hansgrohe and Orica-Scott shut everything down though and a sprint finale would determine.
The opening stage of the Tour of Poland saw a big bunch sprint go down in Krakow. Nathan Haas nabbed 6th at the line for our African Team. Here are some images from the days’ racing..