Mixed feelings after an epic stage in Poland

The question of the race's neutralisation was raised within the riders at the Tour of Poland on Sunday, after a storm hit the epic opening stage. After a boiling start from Gdansk where the temperature reached 36°C, weather took an unexpected brutal turn with hailstones for one minute, then a strong wind and a heavy rain for around a quarter of an hour. The rain stopped in the last hour of competition but it had left a dramatic mark on the race : a blend of leaves, branches and even one fallen tree covering the slippy roads to Bydgoszcz, muddy faces and several bruises for the riders and also one abandon: Janez Brajkovic (Astana).

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