Ben Swift managed the top-10 finish on stage three of the Tour of Poland, while Mister Bradley Wiggins remains off the pace as he returns to action.

Norwegian Thor Hushovd took the stage win, with Team Sky’s Swift in 9th.

Team-mate Wiggins had been 21 seconds as well as lies 49th general, 23 minutes and 43 seconds behind leader Rafal Majka.

The particular 2012 Tour de France champion is getting involved in his first race
since injury and illness forced him to miss this year’s trip.

Team Sky’s Sergio Henao maintained his second place general after the 226km stage from Rzeszow to Krakow, and the Colombian is only four seconds right behind Majka.

“The strategy today was about taking care of Sergio, inches Fast
told Team Sky’s site.

“The team worked hard in this last 30km to ensure the break returned and then I had been given the independence to go for the actual sprint by myself.

“We do that really well and when everything was System.Drawing.Bitmap Brad cared for me once we would got onto the circuit. He delivered me personally towards the front after which I was left to fend for me personally in the last panel and a half. inches

Stage three results:

1 . Thor Hushovd (Nor), BMC Sporting Team: 5hrs 10mins 02secs

second . Mark Renshaw (Aus), Belkin Pro Cycling Team: at mean time

4. Steele Von seiten Hoff (Aus), Garmin-Sharp: at kunne mean time

4. Grega Bole (Slo), Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team: at mean time

five. Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel), Lottokuponer Belisol: at kunne mean time

Selected others:

nine. Ben Fast (GB), Team Sky: at mean time

106. Bradley Wiggins (Gbr), Team Sky: at kunne 0. 21secs

Overall rankings:

1 . Rafal Majka (Pol), Team Saxo-Tinkoff: 16hrs 14mins 45secs

second . Sergio Henao (Col), Team Sky: +4 seconds

4. Christophe Riblon (Fra), AG2R: +6

4. Pieter Weening (Ned), Orica: +7

five. Jon Izagirre (Esp), Euskaltel: +9

Selected others:

forty-nine. Bradley Wiggins (GB), Team Sky: +23: 43

90. Ben Fast (GB), Team Sky: +45. 06