Kittel makes it two for two in Poland
Mon, 01 Aug 18:34:00 2011
Germany's Marcel Kittel made it two wins out of two in the Tour of Poland after a sprint victory in Dabrowa Gornicza.
Skil-Shimano team-mate Veelers led out Kittel, and the German then sprung for the line with such speed that he was able to start celebrating a full 20 metres before the finish.
"I’m thrilled," said Kittel afterwards.
"I was already happy for yesterday's victory and to manage a replay on this finish line today is really an indescribable joy.
"Once again today I must thank my team mates for having set me up in the perfect conditions to go for an excellent final sprint. I feel like I’m in really good shape so I’m definitely going to try to wear this jersey for as long as possible."
The final 10km of the race was hectic stuff with BMC, Liquigas, HTC and Sky all having pops at controlling the peloton.
The confusion led to a big crash 3km from the end with former world champion Alessandro Ballan among those caught up in the melee. The Italian later pulled out of the race.
Thanks to winning the opening two stages of the seven stage race, Kittel has a seven second lead in the standings ahead of local rider Adrian Kurek.
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