ZAKOPANE, Poland (AP) — Peter Sagan of Slovakia claimed victory in the fifth stage of the Tour de Pologne on Thursday, and retained the overall lead.
The Liquigas cyclist finished the 125-mile ride starting and ending in the mountain town of Zakopane in 4 hours, 52 minutes and 26 seconds. Just behind him and clocking the same time were two Australians — Radobank’s Michael Matthews and Garmin-Cervelo’s Heinrich Haussler.
The race covers 692 miles across seven stages. The race moves to steeper mountainous routes on Thursday and Friday.