Viviani pips Sagan to take home win in stage 3 of Tirreno-Adriatico

Elia Viviani wins stage 3 Tirreno-Adriatico 2019

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.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 – stage 3 results (Pomarance – Foligno):

1Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


2Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)


3Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)


4Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data)


5Jens Keukeleire (Lotto Soudal)


6Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy)


7Clement Venturini (AG2R La Mondiale)


8Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)


9Davide Ballerini (Astana)


10Luca Pacioni (Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM)



Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 – general classification after stage 3:

1Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)


2Brent Bookwalter (Mitchelton-Scott)


3Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma)


4Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma)


5Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb


6Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb


7Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb


8Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


9Wout Poels (Team Sky)


10Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Sky)



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