CCC try to refuse leader's jersey at Tour of Poland as it isn't 'appropriate'

CCC Team tried to gift the lead to Deceuninck-Quick-Step but race rules prevented that from happening

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CCC Team have announced that they tried to refuse to accept the leader’s jersey at the start of stage two of the Tour of Poland.

A horror crash at the end of stage one resulted in Deceuninck-Quick-Step’s Fabio Jakobsen being hospitalised and placed in an induced coma after he crashed into barriers just metres from the finish line.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.