"You must always try - said Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev - and when I saw the breakaway going I decided to enter too."
"It was hard to get to the finish, but you never know. If there will be another occasion with no doubt I will try again. "
"After yesterday's crash - he said sports director Dmitri Sedoun - Bakhtiyar had a good reaction. From tomorrow we will start to see who wants to win this Tour de Pologne and I think our Dario Cataldo can do well. "
The breakaway was caught by the group just over 20 km from the end and the race finished with a sprint won by Colombian Fernando Gaviria, who also took the leader's yellow jersey.
The third stage, from Zawiercie in Nowy Sacz of 240 km, is the longest of the Polish race and presents a undulating profile ideal for brave riders.