Amador does fine closer in San Benedetto
13 March 2012

Costa Rican 19th, delivers best Movistar Team performance in Tirreno-Adriatico's ITT, final stop of a race only lacking a Blue victory

Italian Vincenzo Nibali (LIQ) took back his GC loss in the 9.3-kilometer course of the individual time trial in the 47th Tirreno-Adriatico against Horner (RNT), second, and Kreuziger (AST), third, to claim the overall victory after a race made for pure specialists which saw Swiss Fabian Cancellara (RNT) taking the day’s honours.

Movistar Team put one of their riders within the best twenty in San Benedetto: Costa Rica’s Andrey Amador, riding on the breakaway for more than 130k during Monday’s hilly circuit in Offida, who concluded today’s effort in 19th place, 26 seconds back on the speciality’s Olympic champion. Branislau Samoilau and Rui Costa also concluded the TT with less than 45 seconds back on the winner.

The Corsa dei Due Mari is over for the squad directed by José Luis Jaimerena with the only unfulfilled satisfaction of not being able to take a stage win, but still with good image thanks to the effort by Fran Ventoso at the bunch sprints -8th in Terni, first into the main group in Offida- and the good overall rendement by José Herrada, into the top-20 of the race in his first-ever WorldTour appearance in Blue colours.