Carapaz keeps the focus in Pomarance; late scare for Prades

14 March 2019
Carapaz keeps the focus in Pomarance; late scare for Prades

Tirreno-Adriatico (st. 2)

Well supported by his Movistar team-mates, Richard finishes inside the reduced field’s sprint at a rolling Tirreno stage two finish, as Edu crashes, suffers blows and bruises all over his body.

Julian Alaphilippe (DQT) took a punchy climbers’ sprint victory at the end of stage two in the 2019 Tirreno-Adriatico, a rolling 195km parcours from Camaiore to Pomarance. The slightly uphill finish, featuring numerous attacks -from classics contenders, such as Daniel Oss (BOH), or climbers like Primoz Roglic (TJV)-, reduced the bunch to barely thirty riders, including the Movistar Team’s main reference for the Italian event: Richard Carapaz.

Carapaz early on stage two. (c) Luca Bettini / BettiniPhoto.net

Very well supported in the finale by the ever-dependable Nelson Oliveira, José Joaquín Rojas and Lluís Mas, the Carchi native did not lose a single second over the line (26th) and remains 1’32” behind new race leader Adam Yates (MTS) in the overall standings. The day also had a negative sidenote, as a crash with 40km remaining caused several blows and bruises -mostly to his left wrist and right-hand side- to Edu Prades, who was still able to finish the stage around two minutes back.

A day for sprinters is scheduled for Friday’s Tirreno-Adriatico stage three -yet a very long one, 226km finishing in Foligno- before the brutal slopes in the inside of the country, set to decide the overall result of the ‘Race of the Two Seas’ in 2019.

Cover picture (c): Dario Belingheri / BettiniPhoto.net

Male Team 13 - 19 Mar

Tirreno-Adriatico

(2nd Stage) Camaiore - Pomarance (195 km)
  1. 01 Julian Alaphilippe Deceuninck - Quick Step 4h48'09"
  2. 02 Greg van Avermaet CCC Team "
  3. 03 Alberto Bettiol EF Education First "
  4. 26 Richard Carapaz Movistar Team "
  5. 41 Nelson Oliveira Movistar Team +47"
  6. 42 Lluís Mas Movistar Team "
  7. 45 José Joaquín Rojas Movistar Team "
  8. 48 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar Team +57"
  9. 71 Edu Prades Movistar Team +1'49"
  10. 72 Jorge Arcas Movistar Team "
See prov general ranking
  1. 01 Adam Yates Mitchelton-Scott 5h10'34"
  2. 02 Brent Bookwalter Mitchelton-Scott "
  3. 03 Primoz Roglic Jumbo - Visma +7"
  4. 30 Richard Carapaz Movistar Team +1'32"
  5. 42 Nelson Oliveira Movistar Team +2'19"
  6. 43 Lluís Mas Movistar Team "
  7. 44 José Joaquín Rojas Movistar Team "
  8. 45 Jasha Sütterlin Movistar Team +2'29"
  9. 61 Jorge Arcas Movistar Team +3'21"
  10. 94 Edu Prades Movistar Team +6'23"
See stage ranking