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Martin Takes Lead at Tour of Poland!

Thursday, August 05, 2010
PolandDan Martin of the Garmin-Transitions team took control of the Tour of Poland on Thursday, attacking on the final climb of Stage 5 to take the solo win and the overall race lead.

Martin rode away from his competitors on the climb to Rownica, winning the 149-kilometer stage with a 20-second gap over second-place finisher Grega Bole of Lampre-Farnese Vini. The Irishman said his Garmin-Transitions teammates will now help him defend the lead until the finish in Krakow on Saturday.

“We came to Poland with a very strong roster and our goal is to win the general classification,” Martin told Cyclingnews.com.

Martin now holds a 14-seond lead over Bole in the GC. His American teammate Tom Danielson is also in the mix, sitting tenth overall at 30 seconds back.

August 1-7

Stage 5
1. Dan Martin (Ire), Garmin-Transitions, 3:51:13
2. Grega Bole (So), Lampre-Farnese Vini, at 0:20
3. Sylvester Szmyd (Pol), Liquigas-Doimo, same time
4. Mauro Santambrogio (Ita), BMC, same time
5. Diego Ulissi (Ita), Lampre-Farnese Vini, same time

General Classification
1. Dan Martin (Ire), Garmin-Transitions, 20:52:11

2. Grega Bole (Slo), Lampre-Farnesse Vini, at 0:14
3. Alessandro Ballan (Ita), BMC, at 0:21
4. Sylvester Szmyd (Pol), Liquigas-Doimo, at 0:26
5. Michael Albasini (Swi), HTC-Columbia, at 0:28