Roglic certifies his victory in Tirreno-Adriatico after a stage won by Jasper Philipsen

Road 12/03/23 16:13 Migue A.

No surprises on the day that concluded the Tirreno-Adriatico which, maintaining the traditional flavor of this race, was destined for a sprint finish in which Jasper Philipsen was the fastest in what was practically a repetition of the end of the third stage thanks to another great launch by Mathieu Van der Poel.

Second stage win in this Tirreno-Adriatico for Jasper Philipsen

The last day of Tirreno-Adriatico was undoubtedly the easiest of all, both in terms of route and the scarce 154 kilometers around its usual finish in San Benedetto del Tronto, where the organization had designed a winding first part with broken terrain, favorable for the day's adventurers, who would surely know that they had no chance thanks to the final circuit, totally flat, to which the cyclists would have to ride 5 laps.

The day started with the commotion of the communication of the 20-second penalty to Mikel Landa, among others, after his attack on the penultimate climb of the day and, to avoid the cobblestone streets of Osimo, opted for the sidewalk as we have seen so many times in the Belgian classics.

On this occasion the referee-judges were more rigorous and the penalty meant that the Spaniard dropped in the general classification to 10th place from the 7th place to which he had obtained after yesterday's stage.

Few emotions in a stage that passed smoothly, except for the shock of the crash suffered by Tom Pidcock who opted for the abandonment. It was not until the arrival at the final circuit where teams like Soudal-QuickStep or Jayco-alUla began to push the pace to leave the breakaway of the day within striking distance.

However, the escapees continued to resist and reached the last lap of the circuit, just 14 km from the end, maintaining a 30-second pulse with the peloton where Movistar also appeared setting the pace for Fernando Gaviria's chances.

Entering the last kilometers, the alarm bells began to ring among the sprinters' teams, with the escapees maintaining a dozen seconds that not even Julian Alaphilippe's own work in the previous kilometers had managed to close. They would finally drop with 3 kilometers to go, which implicitly led to a messy sprint with the teams depleted by the chase until the last minute.

In the last kilometer it was Mathieu Van der Poel who took the lead of the group, looking to repeat the excellent launch of the other day. However, Philipsen could not catch his wheel as it was Ballerini, after failing to get in position to dispute Fabio Jakobsen, which was released to Van der Poel. This small mismatch did not matter as Jasper Philipsen managed to come back with ease and win easily ahead of Groenewegen.

With no changes in the overall, Primoz Roglic is back on the road to victory and adds his second trident to his collection in what is the first step on the path that will lead to the Giro d'Italia in May, where he will have to measure himself against rivals of the stature of Remco Evenepoel.

Classification Stage 7

  1. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) 3h32’36’’
  2. Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco-alUla) +00’’
  3. Alberto Dainese (Team DSM) +00’’
  4. Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Victorious) +00’’
  5. Simone Consonni (Cofidis) +00’’
  6. Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-PremierTech) +00’’
  7. Jordi Meeus (Bora-Hansgrohe) +00’’
  8. Clément Russo (Arkéa-Samsic) +00’’
  9. Luca Colnaghi (Green Project-Bardiani CSF) +00’’
  10. Fernando Gaviria (Movistar Team) +00’’

Overall Classification

  1. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 28h38’57’’
  2. Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) +18’’
  3. Tao Geoghegan (INEOS Grenadiers) +23’’
  4. Lennard Kamna (Bora-Hansgrohe) +34
  5. Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) +37’’
  6. Enric Mas (Movistar Team) +41’’
  7. Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe) +01’10’’
  8. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) +01’11’’
  9. Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EasyPost) +57’’
  10. Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) +01’15’’
  11. Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious) +01’16’’



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Roglic certifica su victoria en Tierreno-Adriático tras una etapa que venció Jasper Philipsen