Italian party ends in style
12 March 2013

Tirreno-Adriatico (st. 7)

Movistar Team takes fantastic Tirreno-Adriatico to an end with the victory in the teams' classification, after putting an impressive Amador -8th overall- and Castroviejo within the best five of the ITT

Only lacking a stage victory, the Movistar Team rounded off an excellent performance in the 48th Tirreno-Adriático, which came to an end in San Benedetto del Tronto with stage seven, a short 9.3-kilometer individual time trial. The squad directed on Italian soil by José Luis Jaimerena and Chente García Acosta confirmed its victory in the teams’ classification with a superb final ITT, where Andrey Amador (3rd) and Jonathan Castroviejo (5th) placed within the top five contenders of the day, overcoming the best three finishers overall, Nibali (AST), Froome (SKY) and Contador (TST).

The extraordinary ride by Movistar Team was completed with the 10th place by the British champion, Alex Dowsett, in his first individual time trial with the squad, and the good performance from Juanjo Cobo, 17th in the general classification as Jonathan Castroviejo claimed 14th and an exceptional Andrey Amador took 8th. The telephone squad finishes the Italian race with really good feelings after starting it off well -2nd at the opening TTT-, with permanent fighting spirit from all eight riders not rewarded with a stage win, but still having a place over the podium of the race as the best roster in this year’s ‘Due Mari’.