Thymen Arensman booked the first professional victory in his career on Thursday. The 22-year-old Dutchman was the fastest in the sixth stage of the Tour of Poland, an individual time trial over 11.8 kilometers.
Arensman completed the course from Nowy Targ to Wierch Rusinski in seventeen minutes and forty seconds. He was seven seconds faster than the American Magnus Sheffield. Britain’s Ethan Hayter finished third in eight seconds.
Arensman is now second in the general classification. The Team DSM rider is eleven seconds behind Hayter, who takes over the leader’s jersey from Colombian Sergio Higuita.
Earlier this year, Arensman finished second in the final time trial of the Giro d’Italia. Then he only had to tolerate the Italian Matteo Sobrero. Sobrero also participated in Poland and this time gave in half a minute to the Dutchman.
It is the second Dutch stage win in this edition of the Tour of Poland. Last Saturday Olav Kooij sprinted to victory in the opening stage.
The Tour of Poland, which is part of the WorldTour, will conclude on Friday. Then the peloton travels 177.8 kilometers from Valsir to Krakow.