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Alaphilippe stuns the sprinters to win stage 6 of Tirreno-Adriatico

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Julian Alaphilippe wins stage 6 Tirreno Adriatico 2019

Julian Alaphilippe shocked the sprinters and won a bunch sprint in Monday’s sixth and penultimate stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico.

The 26-year-old crossed ahead of Italians Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy) and Deceuninck-Quick-Step teammate Elia Viviani, who were second and third respectively.

It was the second win for Alaphilippe after his stage two triumph.

“We wanted to do a good lead-out for Elia, but on the last lap, he told me if I wanted to try the sprint… I said ‘OK, I will be your last lead-out man,'” Alaphilippe said. “In the end, Max Richeze did a really impressive last big pull, and I was behind. I saw the line at 200 metres and I just went full gas. It’s incredible.”

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) holds the leader’s blue jersey going into Tuesday’s final stage in the ‘Race of the Two Seas’.

The seventh stage is a quick 10km individual time-trial down the flat Adriatic seafront at San Benedetto del Tronto.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 – stage 6 results (Matelica – Jesi):

1Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

4:42:11

2Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy)

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3Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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4Clement Venturini (AG2R La Mondiale)

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5Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)

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6Maximiliano Richeze (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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7Jens Keukeleire (Lotto Soudal)

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8Greg Van Avermaet (CCC)

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9Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (Dimension Data)

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10Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)

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Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 – general classification after stage 6:

1Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

25:15:59

2Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)

+25”

3Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

+35”

4Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)

+01’55”

5Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

+02’24”

6Wout Poels (Team Sky)

+02’39”

7Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ)

+02’46”

8Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)

+02’58”

9Simon Clarke (EF Education First)

+03’03”

10Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

+03’26”