Quintana Secures His Second Tirreno-Adriatico Title

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Milan, March 14, 2017 (AFP) - Colombian Nairo Quintana secured his second Tirreno-Adriatico title on Tuesday after defending his overnight lead -- and then targeted Tour de France glory. The Movistar team rider, who last won Italy's "Race of the Two Seas" 2015, is also expected to challenge for his second Giro d'Italia in May and underlined his credentials by racing to victory on Saturday's … [Read more...]

Gaviria Wins Tirreno Stage 6, While Quintana Hangs On To Lead

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Rome, March 13, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Fernando Gaviria won Monday's sixth and penultimate stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico as his compatriot Nairo Quintana retained the leader's blue jersey. Gaviria held off world champion Peter Sagan and Jasper Stuyven in a sprint finish to the 166km ride from Ascoli Piceno to Civitanova Marche on the Adriatic. Ahead of Tuesday's final day Quintana … [Read more...]

A ‘Sad’ Sagan Hails Quake Victims After Tirreno Win

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By Justin DAVIS Milan, March 12, 2017 (AFP) - World champion Peter Sagan paid tribute to the victims of the recent earthquakes in central Italy after claiming his second stage win in the Tirreno-Adriatico on Sunday. The fifth stage of the 'Race of the Two Seas' was held over 210km between Rieti and Fermo on the Adriatic coast. And during a "crazy" day in which the Slovakian … [Read more...]

Season Starts Now, Says Sagan After Tirreno Stage 3 Win

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Rome, March 10, 2017 (AFP) - Double world champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race on Friday. Sagan, 27, won a sprint finish ahead of Italy's Elia Viviani and Belgian Jurgen Roelandts at Montalto di Castro. Australia's Rohan Dennis of BMC pulled on the leader's blue jersey, replacing team-mate and defending overall champion Greg Van … [Read more...]

Greg Van Avermaet Wins The 2016 Tirreno-Adriatico For BMC

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15 March, San Benedetto del Tronto: Greg Van Avermaet has put in a stellar individual time trial performance on the final day of Tirreno-Adriatico to secure the overall race victory. Van Avermaet was the last rider to hit the course and stopped the clock on the 10km ITT with one second to spare over runner-up Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and 23 seconds on Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quick-Step) who rounded … [Read more...]

Van Avermaet Praises Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5 Cancellation

Milan, March 13, 2016 (AFP) - Belgian Greg Van Avermaet joined fellow riders of the TirrenoAdriatico peloton in praising the race organizers decision to cancel the fifth stage on Sunday due to the threat of snow. The fifth stage of the Italian stage race, which ends on Tuesday, was set to finish on the race's first summit finish at Monte San Vicino. But the threat of poor weather and … [Read more...]

As Gaviria Wins Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3, Stybar Keeps Lead

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Milan, March 11, 2016 - Versatile Colombian Fernando Gaviria upset a host of stage hopefuls including world champion Peter Sagan on his way to his maiden win in the Tirreno-Adriatico race on Friday. In what was a memorable double for Etixx-Quickstep, Czech teammate Zdenek Stybar, a day after soloing to victory, maintained his overall lead with a 09sec advantage on a small group … [Read more...]

Italian Oss Leads Tirreno-Adriatico After Opening Stage

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Rome, March 9, 2016 (AFP) - Italy's Daniel Oss is the first leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race after his BMC team won Wednesday's opening team time-trial. BMC, led by one of the race favourites in American Tejay Van Garderen, edged out Etixx-Quick Step by two seconds on the 22.7km course around Lido Di Camaiore. FDJ were third at nine seconds. The Astana team of Italian … [Read more...]