ROME, March 12, 2013 – Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali successfully defended
his Tirreno-Adriatico crown on Tuesday as the Astana racer held off the
challenge of Britain’s Chris Froome.
Froome had begun the day 34sec behind his rival and Nibali was able to hold
him off to take the overall win following a 9.2km time-trial around San
Benedetto del Tronto on Italy’s eastern Adriatic coast.
Nibali came in 12th on the day with German racer Tony Martin of Omega
Pharma winning the time-trial. Spanish Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador –
with Froome another contender for this year’s Tour de France — was third
Results from the seventh and final stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, a 9.2km ride around San Benedetto del Tronto on
Tuesday, and the final standings:
1. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 10min 25sec, 2. Adriano Malori (ITA/LAM) at 0:06,
3. Audrey Amador (CRC/MOV) 0:10, 4. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/RSH) 0:12, 5.
Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP/MOV) 0:14, 6. Chris Froome (GBR/SKY) 0:15, 7. Hayden
Roulston (NZL/RSH) 0:20, 8. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:21, 9. Dario
Cataldo (ITA/SKY) 0:23, 10. Alex Dowsett (ENG/MOV) 0:23.
1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 28hr 08min 17sec, 2. Chris Froome
(GBR/SKY) at 0:23, 3. Alberto Contador (ESP/SAX) 0:52, 4. Michal
Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:53, 5. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 0:54, 6. Chris
Horner (USA/RSH) 1:21, 7. Mauro Santambrogio (ITA/FAR) 2:03, 8. Audrey Amador
(CRC/MOV) 2:42, 9. Przemyslaw Niemiec (POL/LAM) 3:19, 10. Wout Poels (NED/VAC)
Photo by: Corvos