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Rabobank not concerned after losing Poland lead

The Dutch ProTour squad Rabobank has said it's not concerned about loosing the Tour of Poland leader's jersey overnight by a single second, with the team believing the event won't be decided until the closing stage this Saturday. Australian sprinter Graeme Brown wore the yellow jersey on yesterday's Stage 3 after winning the previous day's stage and snatching the lead, however a time bonus for Wouter Weylandt's (Quickstep - Innergetic) third place on the stage placed the Belgian in the leader's jersey a single second ahead of stage winner David Kopp (Gerolsteiner), in second overall, and Brown, who now holds third place.

"Too bad for us, because we controlled the course well all day," said Rabobank team manager Frans Maassen. "William Walker, Jan Boven and Bram de Groot did that excellently. Two cyclists were given a maximum lead of nine minutes. That work comes with the leader's jersey and we did not have to do a whole lot of work."

Maassen believes the close contest for honours in the ProTour event will continue over the next four stages, with the winner likely to not be decided until the event arrives in Karpacz on Saturday afternoon.

"Oh well, the general classification here will decided at the very last moment anyway," he said. "There will be many mass sprints before that."

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