Tirreno-Adriatico: A hard day at the office

Tirreno-Adriatico: A hard day at the office

World Champion Julian Alaphilippe showcased again his rainbow jersey and panache by going on the attack early on in the penultimate stage together with teammate Mikkel Honoré, the two Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl riders being an active presence in the nine-man breakaway that jumped away on a small unclassified hill after another fast and furious start.

At one point during the stage, they had a five-minute maximum advantage, but with many of the GC teams having an interest in the stage victory, their gap melted in the second part of the course and they were pegged back, one by one, on the first ascent of the Carpegna (6km, 10%). Despite the impressive effort produced at the front, Alaphilippe still had enough left to pace Remco Evenepoel, who had previously lost contact with the bunch midway up the climb, helping him also in the valley and all the way until the bottom of the final ascent.

Even though he found himself out of the GC fight, Remco didn’t concede, but instead continued to grit his teeth and show the same formidable never-say-die attitude that he had put on display in the face of adversity several times since turning pro. In the end, Evenepoel concluded this hard day a couple of minutes after stage winner Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), a result which will see him start the final day of Tirreno-Adriatico in 11th place.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
5:28:57
2 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Jumbo-Visma
1:03
3 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
1:03
4 Richie Porte
INEOS Grenadiers
1:34
5 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain - Victorious
1:49
6 Jai Hindley
BORA - hansgrohe
1:49
7 Thibaut Pinot
Groupama - FDJ
1:49
8 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
2:23
9 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
2:23
10 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
2:23
13 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:01
40 Julian Alaphilippe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
15:54
65 Kasper Asgreen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
26:10
76 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
28:08
84 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
30:15
97 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
30:25
141 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
34:41
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
23:45:55
2 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Jumbo-Visma
1:52
3 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
2:33
4 Richie Porte
INEOS Grenadiers
2:44
5 Jai Hindley
BORA - hansgrohe
3:05
6 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
3:16
7 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain - Victorious
3:20
8 Thibaut Pinot
Groupama - FDJ
3:37
9 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - Victorious
3:51
10 Giulio Ciccone
Trek - Segafredo
4:03
11 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:20
35 Julian Alaphilippe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
21:02
85 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
53:54
93 Kasper Asgreen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
58:25
94 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
58:48
134 Mark Cavendish
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:15:00
137 Josef Černý
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:15:25
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
44 pt
2 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Jumbo-Visma
24 pt
3 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
19 pt
4 Tim Merlier
Alpecin-Fenix
18 pt
5 Olav Kooij
Jumbo-Visma
18 pt
6 Richie Porte
INEOS Grenadiers
13 pt
7 Warren Barguil
Team Arkéa Samsic
12 pt
8 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
12 pt
9 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
11 pt
10 Simone Velasco
Astana Qazaqstan Team
11 pt
20 Kasper Asgreen
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7 pt
31 Davide Ballerini
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4 pt
36 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3 pt
40 Julian Alaphilippe
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2 pt
1 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
35 pt
2 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
25 pt
3 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Jumbo-Visma
15 pt
4 Davide Bais
EOLO-Kometa
13 pt
5 Mikel Landa Meana
Bahrain - Victorious
10 pt
6 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain - Victorious
10 pt
7 Warren Barguil
Team Arkéa Samsic
9 pt
8 Xandro Meurisse
Alpecin-Fenix
9 pt
9 Francesco Gavazzi
EOLO-Kometa
8 pt
10 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
8 pt
22 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2 pt
26 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE Team Emirates
23:45:55
2 Thymen Arensman
Team DSM
3:16
3 Remco Evenepoel
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:20
4 Jefferson Alexander Cepeda Ortiz
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
19:56
5 Natnael Tesfatsion
Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli
25:03
6 Matteo Sobrero
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
29:31
7 Robert Stannard
Alpecin-Fenix
33:10
8 Valentin Ferron
TotalEnergies
37:28
9 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
42:14
10 Einer Augusto Rubio Reyes
Movistar Team
47:05
11 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
58:48
1 Bahrain - Victorious 71:26:52
2 UAE Team Emirates 8:11
3 BORA - hansgrohe 19:04
4 INEOS Grenadiers 25:54
5 Cofidis 29:06
6 Team DSM 34:16
7 AG2R Citroën Team 35:14
8 Movistar Team 35:54
9 Drone Hopper - Androni Giocattoli 40:08
10 EOLO-Kometa 43:37

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