However, Kolobnev faded on the false flat to the finish; from the reduced pack, Liquigas—Cannondale's Moreno Moser launched a late attack — akin to his victories in the Trofeo Laigueglia and the Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop earlier in the year — and managed to hold off the rest of the field for his first World Tour victory.
With a parcours of With Bodnar being best-placed of the quartet, at just 1' 13" behind overnight leader Moreno Moser of Liquigas—Cannondale , the peloton did not allow for them to accumulate a substantial advantage on the road,  but the leaders did acquire a ten-minute advantage at one point.
Caccia held off until the final lap, when he was caught by the sprinters' teams. Rabobank and Team Sky were prominent at the front of the main field for Theo Bos and Ben Swift respectively,   and it was Swift that out-sprinted everyone for his first road win of the year.
There were three categorised climbs, with two ascents of the Kubalonka climb — one during each lap of a As well as the climbs, there were also three intermediate sprint points during the Rutkiewicz went alone from the lead group, and was eventually caught by Team Sky 's Sergio Henao ,  who had attacked from the main field; Henao had been placed seventh in the general classification overnight, trailing leader Moreno Moser Liquigas—Cannondale by just ten seconds, with ten bonus seconds on offer at the stage finish for the winner.
The fourth stage was seen as the best chance for the sprinters to take a stage victory out of the entire Tour de Pologne. Thus, it was down to the sprinters' teams to sort out the order and tempo at the front of the main field.
As the leaders approached Zakopane for the first time, Ignatiev saw fit to attack off the front of the lead quintet and went away solo from the group.
However, he did not make much headway from the chasing peloton, who closed down a minute's gap before the second and final intermediate sprint of the day, coming with After Ignatiev had pedalled through for the three bonus seconds on offer for first, Liquigas—Cannondale 's Moreno Moser , trailing Kwiatkowski by two seconds in the general classification overnight, made a bold move for the bonus time at the line.
He did gain the two seconds for second place, but Kwiatkowski countered his move to take the one second for third, maintaining his overall lead by one second.
RadioShack—Nissan 's Jan Bakelants broke the group up with a solo attack,  which sent Maciej Bodnar Liquigas—Cannondale back to the peloton, as he could not stay with the group.
Bakelants was caught prior to reaching the final summit of the stage,  with 3. Farnese Vini—Selle Italia were first to play their hand along with Rabobank 's Michael Matthews , but both moves were far too early for any effect at the line.
Bodnar's teammate Elia Viviani was behind, but was beaten to the sprint by the points leader Ben Swift Team Sky ,  who took his second win of the race,  and extended his lead in the classification.
The queen stage  of the Tour de Pologne, the penultimate stage of the race consisted of a lap of Bonus seconds on offer at the intermediate sprint points, but the breakaway took all the available points during the circuits,  meaning that Moser could only be beaten at the stage finish.
Argos—Shimano moved forward in the peloton for their sprinter John Degenkolb ,  and Degenkolb managed to hold off the advances of Team Sky duo Mathew Hayman and Ben Swift to take the victory,  his sixth of the season.
In the Tour de Pologne, four different jerseys were awarded. For the general classification , calculated by adding each cyclist's finishing times on each stage, and allowing time bonuses in intermediate sprints and at the finish in mass-start stages, the leader received a yellow jersey.
There was also a mountains classification , the leadership of which was marked by a fuchsia jersey, representing the Tauron Group , the sponsors of the classification.
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