Primoz Roglic wins Tirreno-Adriatico by one second
Mar 19 2019 11:18 pm CET

Primoz Roglic wins Tirreno-Adriatico by one second
Primoz Roglic wins Tirreno-Adriatico by one second
Team Jumbo-Visma

Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic has taken the victory of Tirreno-Adriatico by one second. Adam Yates couldn't defend the GC lead and dropped to the second place, Jakob Fuglsang finished in the third position.

The last stage of the Italian race was a 10-kilometre long individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto, which was the final test also for the General Classification contenders.

Early on the stage, Lotto-Soudal's Victor Campenaerts set the best time at 11 minutes and 23 seconds. This was the last test against the clock for the rider before attempting to break the hour record on the 16th and 17th of April in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Other time trial specialists completed the course without putting Campenaerts' time at risk. EF Education First's Alberto Bettiol finished the route in 11 minutes, Jumbo-Visma's Jos van Emden in 11 minutes and 27 seconds and Bahrain-Merida's Rohan Dennis in 11 minutes and 32 seconds.

Of the favourites in the overall classification, Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin was the first to finish and set a time of 11 minutes and 31 seconds. Then came Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), who stopped the clock at 11 minutes and 56 seconds; and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) in 11 minutes and 36 seconds.

Despite the efforts of Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), he crossed the finish line setting a time of 12 minutes and two seconds, dropping to the second position of the overall classification by one second. Jakob Fuglsang maintained his third position in the GC, Tom Dumoulin was fourth and Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) was fifth.



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