Tirreno-Adriatico (st. 1)
The Asturian got caught against the fences in the final meters of the sprint won by Van Aert (TJV). The rest of the Movistar Team finished without any issues, Marc Soler crossed the line with the same time as the winner.
/ Today’s route
Tirreno-Adriático 2021 began today with a 156 km stage starting and finishing at Lido di Camaiore. The route was divided in two circuits, three laps in a first segment of 23,5 km that included the same number of climbs to Monte Pitoro, and a second part of 29,1 km with two laps flatter and windier, arriving to a finish line parallel to the sea.
/ Weather report
Moderate wind (9km/h) coming from the sea (Southwest) this, united to the constant direction changes of the route, could have added some tension. Fresh temperatures but perfect for cycling (14ºC).
/ Keys to the race
- An early six man break fought for the first KOM points located at the first segment of the stage with a gap that went up to almost 3′, while the peloton (with all seven Movistar rider) rode relatively calm but with a steady pace.
- Once the climbs were cleared off the peloton stepped up the pace commanded by the sprinter’s teams and with Movistar Team well positioned at the front protecting Marc Soler. The gap dropped gradually as the race rode through the first lap of the second circuit of the day.
- The break was finally caught inside the last lap at 11 km to go after gradually losing components, and the fight for the lead at the peloton started between the teams interested on the final sprint that took place in a long straight of more than 8 km and in which Nelson Oliveira, Albert Torres and Gonzalo Serrano lead the offensive for Iván García Cortina.
- A wide road (8 meters) led to a massive sprint in which Iván García Cortina got caught against the fences and finished 9th , Van Aert (TJV) took the win in front of Ewan (LTS) and Gaviria (UAD). The rest of the Movistar Team finished without any issues, Marc Soler crossed the line with the same time as the winner.
/ Upcoming goals
Race gets serious tomorrow with 202 km between Camaiore and Chiusdino, terrain gets rough starting at km 91, with four climbs in the last 50 km, two of which score for the KOM classification: Poggio alla Croce (km 171,4) and the final climb to the finish line in Chiusdino (7,5 km with gradients up to 8%).
– Start at 11.15 h, arrival from 15.55 h, broadcasted by Eurosport 2 from 14.15 h. (All times GMT+1)
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- 01 Wout Van Aert Jumbo - Visma 3h36'17"
- 02 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal "
- 03 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates "
- 09 Iván García Cortina Movistar Team "
- 83 Marc Soler Movistar Team "
- 88 Davide Villella Movistar Team "
- 92 Dario Cataldo Movistar Team "
- 100 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar Team "
- 107 Nelson Oliveira Movistar Team "
- 186 Albert Torres Movistar Team +2'06"
- 01 Wout Van Aert Jumbo - Visma 3h36'07"
- 02 Caleb Ewan Lotto Soudal +04"
- 03 Fernando Gaviria UAE Team Emirates +06"
- 11 Iván García Cortina Movistar Team +10"
- 86 Marc Soler Movistar Team "
- 91 Davide Villella Movistar Team "
- 95 Dario Cataldo Movistar Team "
- 103 Gonzalo Serrano Movistar Team "
- 110 Nelson Oliveira Movistar Team "
- 170 Albert Torres Movistar Team +2'16"