ROME, March 7, 2013 (AFP) – Australian Matthew Goss of Orica-Greenedge won
the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico over 232km from San Vincenzo to
Indicatore in a sprint finish on Thursday.
Britain’s Mark Cavendish of Omega-Pharma retained the leader’s blue jersey
despite finishing only fifth on the stage.
“It was quite chaotic in the final laps because it was raining, there were
a lot of risks,” said Cavendish.
“I feel we could have got a lot more out of that race than we actually did
today, but we will try again tomorrow.”
Italian Manuel Belletti was second with German Gerald Ciolek taking third.
Results of the 232km second stage of the
Tirreno-Adriatico between San Vincenzo and Indicatore on Thursday:
1. Matthew Goss (AUS/ORI) 232km in 5hrs 48min 41 sec (average 39.921 kmh),
2. Manuel Belletti (ITA/ALM) same time, 3. Gerald Ciolek (GER/MTN) s.t., 4.
Roberto Ferrari (ITA/LAM) s.t., 5. Mark Cavendish (GBR/OPQ) s.t., 6. Arnaud
Demare (FRA/FDJ) s.t., 7. Andre Greipel (GER/LTB) s.t., 8. Kristian Sbaragli
(ITA/MTN) s.t., 9. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) s.t., 10. Davide Appollonio (ITA/ALM)
1. Mark Cavendish (GBR/OPQ) 6hrs 8min 2secs, 2. Michal Kwiatkowski
(POL/OPQ) at 2secs, 3. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) at 3secs, 4. Tony Martin
(GER/OPQ) s.t., 5. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/OPQ) s.t., 6. Giovanni Visconti
(ITA/MOV) at 14secs, 7. Alex Dowsett (GBR/MOV) s.t., 8. Benat Elorriaga
(ESP/MOV) s.t., 9. Juan Jose Cobo (ESP/MOV) s.t., 10. Andrey Amador (CRC/MOV)