Pascal Ackermann wins stage one of the Tour of Poland as Mark Cavendish crashes in final kilometres

The German edged out Fernando Gaviria to take the win and overall race lead

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Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) took the opening stage and race lead at the Tour of Poland 2019.

The German continued his fine form from the Giro d'Italia to edge out Fernando Gaviria (UAE Emirates), who opened up his sprint early with Ackermann clawing the Colombian back on the long finishing straight.

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