Richard Carapaz lost the overall lead at the Tour de Pologne following a crash on stage four that hampered his chances of catching stage winner Remco Evenepoel (Deuceunick-Quick-Step).
Sport Director Matteo Tosatto
“Before the start of the race the plan was very clear for Richard and at the start the break had a lead of five minutes, so it all seemed in control.
“Then there was a bad crash for Ian and Richard, Richard was able to come back into the group but didn’t feel good, then when Remco Evenepoel attacked it was all down to us to pull, with no collaboration from any other teams for 20km.
“In general we started well, we were communicating well on the radio and it’s just disappointing there was a crash. If there’s no crash, it’s a different story. The winner may still have been Evenepoel, but we would have performed differently."