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

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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

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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

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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...]

Matteo Pelucchi Wins Stage 2, Cavendish Still In Tirreno-Adriatico Lead

ROME, March 13, 2014 (AFP) - Italian Matteo Pelucchi pipped French spinter Arnaud Demare to win the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, with Mark Cavendish retaining the overall lead of the Italian stage race Thursday. While Cavendish missed the final sprint, Pelucchi caused a minor upset by beating a host of bigger-name rivals, including Demare and German Andre Greipel, to take his … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Takes Lead in Tirreno-Adriatico After TTT

ROME, March 12, 2014 (AFP) - British sprint king Mark Cavendish is the early leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico race after his Omega-Pharma team won the opening stage team time-trial on Wednesday. Omega finished the 18.5km time-trial from Donoratico to San Vincenzo in 20min 13sec, 11sec ahead of Orica Greenedge with Movistar a further seven seconds back. The Sky team of 2012 Tour de … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Absence Makes Tirreno-Adriatico Wide Open

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MILAN, March 11, 2014 (AFP) - This year's edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico which gets underway on Wednesday promises to be an open and exciting race, not least due to the absence of the dominant Chris Froome. The Tour de France champion pulled out at the last moment at the end of last week due to a back injury that has kept him sidelined since winning the Tour of Oman in late … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans To Lead BMC Racing Team At Tirreno-Adriatico

Cadel Evans will lead the BMC Racing Team at Tirreno-Adriatico, a race he won in 2011 on the way to his victory at the Tour de France. Strong Support For Evans The seven-day race includes a 16.9-kilometer team time trial to start on Wednesday, a pair of mountain stages on Saturday and Sunday and a 9.2-km individual time trial as the last stage. Evans said he will use the race to continue his … [Read more...]