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Pologne Bits: Greipel Relegated!

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Poland_mediumNot to hijack the live thread, but since the Tour de Pologne is heating up, it's time for some post-race fora. Today was a big day:

  • Edvald Boasson Hagen won a sprint stage. The plan was to lead out Andre Greipel, but apparently the final turn caused some chaos, and EBH couldn't tell whether Greipel was still with him or not (he was), so he put his head down and went for the line. At what point is he officially a star?
  • Andre Greipel's day got even worse: he was relegated for pushing shirt-tugging Allan Davis. Greipel had held the overall lead on bonuses, but the relegation moved the overall leadership to Jurgen Roelandts, now up to second on the day. Unibrow was third. Roelandts leads Greipel, Borut Bozic, and others by 2".
  • Tomorrow things should start to get very interesting in the overall battle, as the stage from STRZYŻÓW to KRYNICA-ZDRÓJ includes ten short climbs, nine of which are on the hilly closing circuit.

Sounds like video has been hard to come by, so special thanks to UMWolverine, Gryzdlu, rbjhan, Majope and others running the live threads. Here are some photos from a local mag.