Ricardo Mestre tried his luck with a long-distance break on the third stage of the Tour of Poland on Tuesday.
The Portuguese joined three others in the day's main break and were only reeled back in within two clicks of the line. Thor Hushovd returned from relative obscurity the last couple of years to take his biggest win in two years, while Euskaltel's GC hope, Ion Izagirre, had no trouble staying with the pack on the 226km leg from Kraków to Rzeszów.
Heading into stage four, Izagirre is still fifth overall.
- (1, Thor Hushovd (BMC), 5:10:02)
- 17, Adrián Sáez, s.t.
- 18, Ion Izagirre, s.t.
- 60, Garikoitz Bravo, s.t.
- 77, Robert Vrecer, s.t.
- 115, Miguel Mínguez, 0:28
- 127, Ricardo Mestre, 0:46