After the stage Golas was full of praise for compatriot Wisniowski. “It shows his potential,” he told TeamSky.com.
“Everybody knew he was strong but it’s the first time he’s really appeared on the results. I’ve seen his performances in the past, which maybe didn’t bring the results. But he’s shown he’s strong and finally he’s getting the results he deserves. It’s a big confidence boost for him I think.”
“Today we decided that Dylan should cover the moves, and obviously Lukasz is in great shape so it made sense to give him a chance in the sprint. We moved up pretty well in the last kilometre so he took the final corner in the first five positions. We couldn’t have done more there, and against the pure sprinters here a result like a top 10 is okay. We tried our best.”
Sport Director Servais Knaven wrapped up the first two races of the Classics campaign after the dust had settled.
“I think in general our guys were able to ride on a good level. It was a decent ride yesterday, and today with the same group that rode yesterday there were some tired riders. We also had some bad luck with Chris (Lawless) which was a shame for him. Someone hit his front wheel and he had to get it changed just before the important part of the race.
“And again we saw the Polish guys Lukasz and Michal were really strong in the final. Lukasz was able to get eighth which is good when you consider he was also up there yesterday. It shows he’s really good at the moment which is nice to see.”