Elia Viviani (Deuceninck-Quick-Step) won a sprint finish in the third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico, edging out Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) and Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) on the line.
“It was a chaotic sprint,” said Viviani who gave his team a second win after Julian Alaphilippe won on Thursday. “Even the general classification riders were fighting for position to avoid losing any time.
“I lost my two lead-out guys but we always have a spare one and, this time, it was Zdenek Stybar. He put me on a good wheel and that was Peter Sagan’s.”
Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) holds the leader’s blue jersey.
“It’s been a long day but the sprinters’ teams wanted to control,” said Yates. “We sat behind them and I tried to save energy. Tomorrow is not as hard as stage 5 but it could still be decisive.”
Saturday’s hilly fourth stage covers 221km from Foligno to Fossombrone.
— Velon CC (@VelonCC) March 15, 2019
Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 – stage 3 results (Pomarance – Foligno):
|1||Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)|
|2||Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)|
|3||Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)|
|4||Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data)|
|5||Jens Keukeleire (Lotto Soudal)|
|6||Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy)|
|7||Clement Venturini (AG2R La Mondiale)|
|8||Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)|
|9||Davide Ballerini (Astana)|
|10||Luca Pacioni (Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM)|
Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 – general classification after stage 3:
|1||Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)|
|2||Brent Bookwalter (Mitchelton-Scott)|
|3||Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)|
|4||Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma)|
|5||Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb|
|6||Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb|
|7||Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb|
|8||Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)|
|9||Wout Poels (Team Sky)|
|10||Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Sky)|