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Roglic surprised strong Benoot on the steep final climb Tirreno-Adriatico, Van Avermaet just not a leader

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Primoz Roglic placed the first prick on the steep final climb and that was also good. The rest bite his teeth on the Go with force majeure, the monsterrit direction of Trevi won. Adam Yates came second and the belgian Tiesj Benoot finished strong in third. Greg Van Avermaet placed his attack too early and handle just next to the leader’s jersey, which was reserved for Geraint Thomas.

Variation is no defect in this Tirreno-Adriatico. After the team time trial and a short spurtersetappe was the third stage to emerge at the body of the punchers and the gc group. Four slopes were the riders for the wheels, but especially the final climb to the Trevi scooped high expectations: one and a half kilometre climb with a maximum gradient of 20% in the last three hundred metres. A Wall of Huy. And that after 239 km, because as miserable a long time, this stage.

To the riders after this marathonrit for the dark to finish the race, echoed the start, already at ten in the morning. Five encourage showed is the best night’s rest and went on the attack. Just as in the second stage, which was immediately the good. And, like yesterday, were the Italians Bagioli and Mosca. Also Hatsuyama, team mate Bagioli at Nippo-Vini Fantini, Of Winds and Kuriyakov jumps. In the peloton, they decided quickly to what is in the quiescent mode and so could the five up to nine-minute lead.

Mountain King Bagioli

A quick flight in an ultra-long ride, often means a dead boring performance. And that was in the first koersuren not otherwise. While the front Bagioli on every climb first at the top and so all bergpunten opschrokte, kept the favorites for the win Van Avermaet, Sagan and Kwiatkowski freezes in the peloton.

He was BMC leader Patrick Bevin responsibility by the chase. A win-win situation, because as a team of the klassementsleider the kopwerk, they did a perfect job for the leader Of the Team. All that was used on the olympic champion was quite clear when Bevin himself the peloton in tow took in his blue leader’s jersey. However, a separate picture.

Also Bora (for Peter Sagan) and Movistar (for Angie) came to help in the chase, so the gap of the leading group soon melted away like snow in the delicious, Italian spring sunshine.

Belgians come just short, but were on the appointment

Simon Geschke came a heavy fall of thirty kilometres from the finish line and had to go to the hospital. Also leader Bevin and Rafal Majka made a close acquaintance with the asphalt, which last may be so donít have any gc ambitions store. In the meantime, tried Terpstra to get away from the peloton, without success. Also Marcus Burghardt ventured a futile attempt.

At ten kilometers from the finish, the early escapees got caught. For Kwiatkowski the sign to be in the service of Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas of work to refurbish. A thinned out peloton containing all the favorites made the final climb to Trevi.

On that final climb ensured Primoz Roglic for the first prick. Sagan had the role to solve, Van Avermaet placed his attack too early and came himself. Adam Yates tried in the slotmeters of the hole to be sealed, but came up short. Also Tiesj Benoot had a strong eindschot in the legs, but was third, because by the strong Roglic, nobody was able to cope. Greg Van Avermaet has the same time as new race leader Geraint Thomas, and grip very tight, in addition to the leader’s jersey.

Read also: Paris-Nice: De Gendt and Wellens steal the show, stage win for Frenchman


1. Primoz roglic

2. Adam Yates

3. Tiesj Benoot

4. Geraint Thomas

5. Rigoberto Uran

6. Mikel Landa

7. Romain Bardet

9. Wilco Kelderman

10. Bob Jungels

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