Cancellera Wins Time-Trial, Quintana Claims Tirreno-Adriatico Title


San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, March 17, 2015 (AFP) - Colombia's Nairo Quintana won the Tirreno-Adriatico after Fabian Cancellera claimed the seventh and final stage time-trial in San Benedetto del Tronto on Tuesday. Quintana, last year's Giro d'Italia champion, had taken possession of the overall leader's blue jersey in Sunday's mountaintop victory in the snow. And the Movistar … [Read more...]

Cavendish Avoids Tirreno Crash As Debusschere Outguns Sagan


Milan, March 12, 2015 (AFP) - Belgian champion Jens Debusschere outsprints Slovakian Peter Sagan as Mark Cavendish narrowly avoided a crash in the finale of the 153km second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico from Camaiore to Cascina on Thursday. Debusschere, of the Lotto-Belisol team, powered to victory in just over three-and-a-half hours after keeping ahead of a crash in the home … [Read more...]

Malori Beats Cancellara To Tirreno-Adriatico Prologue Opener


Milan, March 11, 2015 (AFP) - Italian Adriano Malori won the opening prologue of the Tirreno-Adriatico, a 5.4 km time trial around the Lido di Camaiore, to take the overall lead of the Italian stage race on Wednesday. A team time trial over 22.7 km was supposed to open the March 11-17 World Tour event, however organisers were forced into drastic changes after bad weather damaged parts of … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Is Out Of Tirreno-Adriatico Due To Infection

Contres, France, March 9, 2015 (AFP) - Chris Froome on Monday announced that he would not compete as planned in the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race due to a lung infection. "I am really disappointed, but I have to give priority to my health," said the 2013 Tour de France winner. "After talking with my doctors we agreed it would be prudent to take some days off." The 29-year-old … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans Withdraws From Tirreno-Adriatico

Cadel Evans of the BMC Racing Team withdrew from Tirreno-Adriatico Tuesday, foregoing the final stage, 9.2-kilometer individual time trial in order to return home and resume training for his goal race, the Giro d'Italia. Results Short Of Expectations "Obviously, my results are not anywhere near my expectations or intentions coming here," Evans said. "It is disappointing because we obviously … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Triumphs At Tirreno-Adriatico With Great Form


MILAN, March 18, 2014 (AFP) - Former two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador signaled his return to form by securing overall victory at the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race following the final time trial on Tuesday. Italian Adriano Malori (Movistar) won the concluding stage of the 'Race of the Two Seas', a flat 9.1 km race against the clock which finished on the palm tree-lined … [Read more...]

Cavendish Cruises To Tirreno-Adriatico Win, Contador Retains Lead


MILAN, March 17, 2014 (AFP) - Tour de France sprint king Mark Cavendish cruised to victory in the sixth and penultimate stage of Tirreno-Adriatico on Monday, with Spaniard Alberto Contador retaining the overall lead. Following a crash in the final bend caused by a Lampre rider and which took down another from the Lotto team, Cavendish went on to surge from behind the wheels of three … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Climbs Into Tirreno-Adriatico Leader Jersey


MILAN, March 16, 2014 (AFP) - Spaniard Alberto Contador capped a spectacular day of racing on the fifth stage of Tirreno-Adriatico to claim his second successive stage win and take the race leader's jersey on Sunday. A day after winning stage four, the two-time Tour de France winner was in imperious form on the 190 km stage from Amatrice to Guardiagrele where he came over the line solo … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Wins Tirreno-Adriatico Stage Four

ROME, March 15, 2014 (AFP) - Spaniard Alberto Contador of the Tinkoff team closed the gap on race leader Michal Kwiatkowski by winning the fourth stage of the the Tirreno-Adriatico race on Saturday. The two-time Tour de France winner finished just ahead of Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Spaniard Daniel Moreno (Katusha) after the 244km run from Indicatore to Cittareale … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan All Power To Claim Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3

ROME, March 14, 2014 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan produced a late burst of power to claim victory in the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, with Michal Kwiatkowski taking the overall lead from Mark Cavenish on Friday. Sagan, of the Cannondale team, finished several bike lengths ahe ad of Kwiatkowski and Australian Simon Clarke on a slightly uphill finish in Arezzo after 210 km of racing … [Read more...]