Tirreno-Adriatico arrives in Sovicille

Tirreno-Adriatico arrives in Sovicille

The longest stage of this year’s race (219km) got underway from Camaiore and took the bunch to Sovicille, a small town lying just ten kilometers from Siena, one of Italy’s most charming cities and the place where Kasper Asgreen nabbed his first podium of the season last weekend, at Strade Bianche.

Containing several climbs inside the final 40 kilometers, the stage was controlled by several teams who had an interest in bringing everything back together for a bunch sprint, which eventually happened despite a late attack that forced the bunch to work hard in order to stick to the plan.

Launched by the powerful Asgreen, Davide Ballerini – who is making this week his first outing for the Wolfpack since the Saudi Tour – showed that he is slowly back on track after a bout of illness that forced him to miss several races, and finished seventh in Sovicille, where Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) got the victory. The white jersey remained in possession of Remco Evenepoel, who pulled it on after his strong opening stage performance in the Lido di Camaiore individual time trial.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Tim Merlier
Alpecin-Fenix
5:25:23
2 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
0:00
3 Kaden Groves
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:00
4 Peter Sagan
TotalEnergies
0:00
5 Simone Consonni
Cofidis
0:00
6 Phil Bauhaus
Bahrain - Victorious
0:00
7 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
8 Giacomo Nizzolo
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
9 Jacopo Guarnieri
Groupama - FDJ
0:00
10 Andrea Vendrame
AG2R Citroën Team
0:00
13 Kasper Asgreen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
36 Julian Alaphilippe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
37 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
45 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
69 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
122 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:00
1 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
5:40:40
2 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:11
3 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
0:17
4 Kasper Asgreen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:24
5 Alex Dowsett
Israel - Premier Tech
0:25
6 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
0:28
7 Tobias Ludvigsson
Groupama - FDJ
0:32
8 Jos van Emden
Jumbo-Visma
0:33
9 Matteo Sobrero
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:39
10 Lawson Craddock
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:39
18 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:47
29 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:55
31 Julian Alaphilippe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:58
98 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:30
115 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:40
1 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
12 pt
2 Tim Merlier
Alpecin-Fenix
12 pt
3 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
10 pt
4 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
10 pt
5 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
10 pt
6 Kaden Groves
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
8 pt
7 Kasper Asgreen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7 pt
8 Peter Sagan
TotalEnergies
7 pt
9 Alex Dowsett
Israel - Premier Tech
6 pt
10 Simone Consonni
Cofidis
6 pt
15 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4 pt
1 Davide Bais
EOLO-Kometa
5 pt
2 Francesco Gavazzi
EOLO-Kometa
3 pt
3 Davide Gabburo
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
2 pt
4 Umberto Marengo
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
1 pt
1 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
5:40:51
2 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
0:06
3 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
0:17
4 Matteo Sobrero
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:28
5 Thibault Guernalec
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:34
6 Kaden Groves
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:51
7 Valentin Ferron
TotalEnergies
0:52
8 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
0:54
9 Alan Riou
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:57
10 Stefano Oldani
Alpecin-Fenix
0:57
16 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:29
1 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 17:03:22
2 INEOS Grenadiers 0:07
3 UAE Team Emirates 0:22
4 Team BikeExchange - Jayco 0:47
5 Jumbo-Visma 0:48
6 Israel - Premier Tech 1:02
7 Astana Qazaqstan Team 1:11
8 Movistar Team 1:21
9 EF Education-EasyPost 1:27
10 Groupama - FDJ 1:31

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