Presence in the race with the mind set on Monday’s stage
Tour de Bretagne
Stage 5: Colpo-Plancöet (155,2 km)
A day with a lot of Dutch flavour in the Tour of Bretagne. In the fifth stage, confirming the victory of the breakaway, success of Cees Bol (SEG Racing). And a change of leadership, with the promotion of his compatriot Jarno Mobach (Team Sunweb) to first place, driven by the fact that he got into that good escape. A fifth stage, again intense, in which the Polartec-Kometa fought for their presence in the leaks, but could not take part in the final one, which took place in a complicated final circuit around Plancöet and its surroundings. Diego Pablo Sevilla was the first classified of the team, 33rd place to 47 seconds, entering with the group chasing the fugitives. The Spaniard is the first ‘polartec-kometa’ in the general standings: 38th, at 1:27 from Mobach.
“The attitude has been very good again. All day long, the kids have been standing in front of us. It has endured us without rain until the last 50 kilometers, where it started to pour. And the final circuit, which was very, very dangerous, because it was even more so. We tried to catch the break. But we couldn’t get anyone in on the eight riders’ breakaway that took place inside the final circuit. It was more a matter of legs, after an intense day again. The circuit wasn’t helping either. But Sevilla, Camacho and Ries have been in that second group. And another day saved. Tomorrow is a simpler day in theory, except for the wind that can do, as we will go along the coast,” explains the director Jesus Hernandez.
This Monday, the sixth stage links Plancoët and Dol-de-Bretagne on 151.6 kilometres. A day auspicious for the speed of Matteo Moschetti. The Italian kept his strength this Sunday, reaching the finish line at 9:25 from the winner. “I told Matteo to test his legs, to try them, and if he didn’t look good, to save them for tomorrow, which is a much more favorable day to reach the sprint,” Hernández says.
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