Tour of Poland: Yauheni Hutarovich sprints to victory on stage one in Bydgoszcz

Last Updated: 03/08/14 6:45pm

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Yauheni Hutarovich sprinted to a narrow win

Yauheni Hutarovich sprinted to a narrow win

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Yauheni Hutarovich sprinted to victory on the opening stage of the Tour of Poland.

The Ag2r-La Mondiale rider edged RusVelo's Roman Maikin into second and Lampre-Merida's Manuele Mori into third in Bydgoszcz.

The stage had started in hot temperatures but was later battered by a freak hailstorm that ground the riders in the breakaway almost to a complete standstill.

The last of the five escapees were caught with 1.7km remaining, which set up a bunch finish that Hutarovich won with a well-timed surge.

Stage one result

1 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Ag2r-La Mondiale, 5:47:20
2 Roman Maikin (Rus) RusVelo, same time
3 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida, st
4 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale, st
5 Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha, st
6 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma – Quick-Step, st
7 Boris Valee (Bel) Lotto Belisol, st
8 Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing, st
9 Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale, st
10 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana, st

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