Team UAE's Polanc surpasses expectations in Giro time trial

Sport360 staff 22:40 16/05/2017
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UAE Team Emirates rider Jan Polanc was pleased with his time trialling, as he’s not used to a race against the clock in such prestigious company.

Polanc finished 15th in the stage, 2:35 behind runaway leader Tom Dumoulin but finished above General Classification contenders Thibaut Pinot who was 19th, Steven Kruijswijk in 20th and Nairo Quintana in 23rd.

Team-mate Rui Costa also enjoyed a top-25 finish, as the Portuguese was 15 seconds behind Polanc in 21st.

Polanc, who stands 14th overall, said: “I felt really good during the time trial and I’m quite happy with my performance. I don’t usually take part in a time trial with the aim of competing against the top riders of the General Classification.

“However I am very pleased and feel that I have succeeded in achieving a great result.

“My performance was better than many riders who will be contesting the final victory.”

Tuesday’s Stage 11 is 161 km long and starts in Florence and is considered a good route for climbers and descenders taking in four categorised climbs.

Stage Ten Results
1 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) 00:50:37
2 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) 00:00:49
3 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) 00:00:56
15 Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates) 00:02:35

General Classification after Stage Ten

1 Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) 42:57:16
2 Nairo Quintana (Movistar) 0:02:23
3 Bauke Mollema (Trek – Segafredo) 0:02:38
14 Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates) 00:06:51

Mountains Classification after Stage Ten

1 Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates) Points = 44
2 Nairo Quintana (Movistar) Points = 35
3 Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) Points = 27

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