Taylor Phinney's late attack nets him Tour of Poland stage four

Taylor Phinney Wins, Tour of Poland 2013, stage four

In reality this was the last stage open to the all-rounders (chancers) and sprinters before the two mountain stages and the final time trial. But it was Taylor Phinney (BMC) who took the biggest chance in the Tour of Poland.

There aren't too many stages in racing these days when the sprinters are outwitted and outridden by a solo rider on a ‘suicide' move in the closing kilometres of a race. But stage four of the Tour of Poland was just such an occasion when Taylor Phinney, so often a nearly-man at BMC, pulled off an audacious attack inside the final seven kilometres to win in Katowice with sprinters flat-out two lengths behind him. It was a surprise end to a day that looked to have ‘bunch sprint' stamped all over it.

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