Jaroslaw Marycz maintained his lead in the general classification of Lotto Mazovia Tour after finishing 9th on the 3rd stage. The stage ended with a chaotic sprint which was won by Alex Rasmussen.
Stage 3 was 162 kilometers long and consisted of three over 50-kilometer laps. Wojciech Migdal (Wibatech Fuji Zory) made the first significant move and went solo. He gained almost 6 minute advantage, won all the intermediate sprints and KOMs and became the leader of most active riders classification.
50 kilometers into the stage his lead started to shrink. When it dropped to under 2 minutes Emil Baekhoj (Rival Cycling Team) and Juraj Lajcha (EPIC Janom Greenway) decided to bridge the gap and join Migdal in the front. The trio was working togheter and maintained around 1 minute lead.
CCC Polsat Polkowice was in control of the situation and the escapees were held on the short leash. The gap was eventually closed with 8k to go and the sprinters’ groups started setting the pace for their leaders. In the final meters there was a crash in which few riders were involved. It didn’t impact Alex Rasmussen (Riwal Cycling Team) who won the stage and bested two BDC MarcPol riders – Eryk Laton and Mateusz Komar. The leader of the race, Jaroslaw Marycz arrived in 9th place and kept the yellow jersey.
Tomorrows stage from Warszawa Wesoła to Wysokie Mazowieckie is the longest – 216 kilometers.
Results of stage 3, Kozienice – Kozienice (161,5 km):
1. Alex Rasmussen (Riwal Cycling Team) 3:56.47
2. Eryk Laton (BDC MarcPol)
3. Mateusz Komar (BDC MarcPol)
9. Jaroslaw Marycz
54. Adrian Kurek
56. Tomasz Kiendys
57. Nikolay Mihaylov
81. Jacek Morajko
84. Piotr Gawronski
General classification after stage 3:
1. Jaroslaw Marycz (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 6:34.02
2. Eryk Laton (BDC MarcPol) 00:19
3. Maurits Lammertink (Jo Piels) 00:22
4. Tomasz Kiendys (CCC Polsat Polkowice) 00:23
5. Nikolay Mihaylov (CCC Polsat Polkowice)
6. Adrian Kurek (CCC Polsat Polkowice)