Nikias Arndt (Team DSM) won Friday’s stage 5 of the Tour of Poland with a dramatic uphill finale.
The German rider took his first win of the campaign in a tight finish. Second place went to Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious) and Stefano Oldani (Lotto Soudal), in second and third respectively.
Fourth place went to Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) who was able to keep hold of the general classification lead despite Mohoric’s showing. The 26-year-old Slovenian was able to further narrow the gap with bonus points, to just two seconds. He was able to move ahead of Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers) into second overall.
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The uphill finish was an exhausting 4 percent climb at Bielsko-Biala, with a couple of crashes complicating matters as the finish line closed in, with Arndt able to leap forward.
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