Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the opening stage of the Tour de Pologne in a mass sprint. Fernando Gaviria (UAE-Emirates) finished in 2nd place and Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck-Quickstep) was 3rd. It was just a short 132km stage to get the Tour de Pologne underway today and the flat nature of the route made it a perfect stage for the sprinters. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was hoping Mark Cavendish would be able to be in the mix for the expected sprint finale in Krakow. As the peloton entered the local laps in Krakow, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka came to front of the main field to.
Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quickstep) won the Clasica San Sebastian with a spectacular solo effort. Greg van Avermaet (Team CCC) finished 2nd and Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb) placed 3rd. It was a tough 226km of climbing around the beautiful San Sebastian that the World Tour peloton had to contend with today. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was looking to our Czech climber, Roman Kreuziger, to carry some of his Tour de France form into today’s race and achieve a top result. The tough course slowly eliminated the weaker riders and still with 40km to go, there was already a large number of riders dropped from the main.