Riders react on social media to Tour of Poland stage cancellation due to extreme weather

Teams and riders congratulate Tour of Poland organiser for making decision to cancel Sunday's stage as torrential rain once again blighted the WorldTour race

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Stage six of the 2016 Tour of Poland was abandoned on Sunday due to extremely wet conditions. The riders had completed the first of five laps of a hilly circuit from the Bukovina Resort, but the stage was neutralised and then cancelled on grounds of safety

On Saturday, 85 riders failed to finish stage five after wet and cold conditions, leaving just 100 riders from the original start list of 200 in the seven-day WorldTour race. A number of teams are down to just two riders, including Etixx-QuickStep, Astana, Dimension Data and IAM Cycling.

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