Tadej Pogačar wins the 56th Tirreno-Adriatico Wout van Aert wins the final ITT in San Benedetto del Tronto

Tadej Pogačar wins the 56th Tirreno-Adriatico Wout van Aert wins the final ITT in San Benedetto del Tronto

Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates) has won the 56th edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico Eolo, ahead of Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) and Mikel Landa (Bahrain – Victorious). Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) has won Stage 7, the final 10.1km ITT in San Benedetto del Tronto.

STAGE RESULT
1 – Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) – 10.1 km in 11’06″13, average speed 54.595kph
2 – Stefan Küng (Groupama – FDJ) at 06″32
3 – Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) at 11″31

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates)
2 – Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) at 1’03”
3 – Mikel Landa (Bahrain – Victorious) at 3’57”

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the winner of the race Tadej Pogačar, said: “I am super happy with today’s performance and with this success! After the UAE Tour, now I have won the Tirreno-Adriatico, what a fantastic start to the season. Now I think I can enjoy a few days of rest!”

The stage winner Wout van Aert said: “It was a hard one even though it was short. It hurt a lot. I’ve improved my time trialing in the last few years. I’m very happy with this victory, with almost all the best time trialists on the start line. It’s a really good start to the season. It was my first time aiming for GC in a stage race and I only got beaten by the Tour de France winner. I’ll try more of this in the future but for now I have the classics in my mind, starting with Milano-Sanremo.”