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Banaszek 5th in a sprint finale of Bałtyk – Karkonosze Tour

For the second consecutive time Alan Banaszek made it in the top 6 on the stage of Bałtyk – Karkonosze Tour. This time he finished 5th.

Info: Stage 3, May 19th, Zbąszynek – Zbąszynek, 116,1km

Course: flat

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After very lively opening and many breakaway attempts, finally 2 riders managed to gain bigger gap and hold on to it for longer time. Jakub Najs (Voster) and Jacob Wihk (Ryska Posten) went clear, establishing over 2-minute advantage.

They were never a big threat for the peloton though, as they got caught with 30km to go, before entering the final 5 laps, 4,7km each, around Zbąszynek.

For the third consecutive time it came down to a bunch gallop and Alan Banaszek was among the fastest. After taking 6th the day before, this time he finished 5th, just missing out on the podium. Maximilian Beyer (Rad-Net Rose Team) sprinted to victory, besting Grzegorz Stępniak (Wibatech 7r Fuji) and Andriy Kulyk (Kolss).

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