Schlagwort-Archiv: Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

Kwiatkowski crowns it all

KWIATKOWSKI CROWNS IT ALL
Dennis does it again

San Benedetto del Tronto, 13 March 2018 – Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) won the conclusive individual time trial of Tirreno-Adriatico for the second year running. He bettered his performance from 2017 by four seconds on the same 10km course of San Benedetto del Tronto over the same runner-up, Jos van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo). For the overall victory, Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) fended off Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team) to become the first Polish winner of Tirreno-Adriatico one year after he claimed Milan-Sanremo.

VELON DATA
Data collected by Velon’s devices on the riders’ bikes tell the detailed story of the stage: Data and an explanation guide can be downloaded here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hXlQ8zZeCakKIztOan-GVUkiPU2tKEk2SagPJSy0DFk/edit

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Stage 7 Results: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/823d3a40b51c82f60f316baa5/files/5fb7155e-d462-479a-83ff-f49a2805b94a/Comunicato_Tappa_7.pdf
Stage 7 Photo Gallery: https://giroditalia.wetransfer.com/downloads/9e6a85ce88020abc35501009903bf94120180313165029/c5320a

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)
2 – Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team) at 24″
3 – Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) at 32″

STAGE RESULT
1 – Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) – 10km in 11’14”, average speed 53.412kph
2 – Jos Van Emden (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) at 4″
3 – Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Sky) at 8″

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Kittel wins Stage 6 of Tirreno-Adriatico, Kwiatkowski retains the Maglia Azzurra 

KITTEL WINS STAGE 6 OF TIRRENO-ADRIATICO
KWIATKOWSKI RETAINS THE MAGLIA AZZURRA


Fano, 12 March 2018 – The German rider Marcel Kittel (Team Katusha Alpecin) won the fifth stage of the 53rd edition of the Race of the Two Seas, 153km from Numana to Fano. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) retains the Maglia Azzurra of General Classification leader.

STAGE RESULT
1 – Marcel Kittel (Team Katusha Alpecin) 153km in 3h49’54”, average speed 39.930kph
2 – Peter Sagan (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t.
3 – Maximiliano Richeze (Quick-Step Floors) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Michał Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)
2 – Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team) at 3”
3 – Mikel Landa (Movistar Team) at 23”

JERSEYS

Maglia Azzurra (blue), General Classification Leader, sponsored by Gazprom – Michał Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)
Maglia Arancione (orange), Sprinter Classification Leader, sponsored by Sportful – Jacopo Mosca (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia)
Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains Classification Leader, sponsored by Snello Rovagnati – Nicola Bagioli (Nippo – Vini Fantini – Europa Ovini)
Maglia Bianca (white), Young Rider General Classification Leader, sponsored by FIAT – Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner, Marcel Kittel, said: “When there was the crash with Fernando Gaviria, I was just on the left side of the Quick-Step riders. Seconds later I heard it was Gaviria. I feel sorry for him, but we remained focused on our goal. It worked well. The boys did a great job. I’m very proud of the team today. There’s nothing to complain about. We controlled the race. I’m very happy to win for the team. We always said that we’d decide after Tirreno-Adriatico if I’d go to Milan-Sanremo but things are now looking good after two stage wins.”

The Maglia Azzurra, Michał Kwiatkowski, said: “I didn’t want to lose Tirreno-Adriatico by a few seconds without trying to get the time bonus in the intermediate sprint. I didn’t make it but, at the end of the day, we have to be very happy with the stage today and keep focus on tomorrow’s time trial for a perfect end.”

Press conference interviews and further details to follow.

TOMORROW’S STAGE
Stage 7 – San Benedetto del Tronto (Individual Time Trial) 10.0km
Start: San Benedetto del Tronto, Viale Tamerici
Finish: San Benedetto del Tronto, Viale Buozzi
First Rider Start: 13:00
Last Rider Finish: 16:10 Approx.
Time Keeping Point: km 4.4 – Porto d’Ascoli
Race Headquarter: Hotel Calabresi, Rotonda Giorgini, San Benedetto del Tronto

ROUTE
Individual time trial of 10,050m, on a route that mainly follows the final circuit of the conclusive stages of the late 90s and recent 2000s, and has been the same since 2015. The start ramp is located in Viale Tamerici (south wharf). From here, riders proceed towards Porto d’Ascoli along the sea. From Piazza Salvo d’Acquisto (intermediate time recording – km 4.4), the route runs a further 750m before heading back towards San Benedetto del Tronto, where the race ends on the traditional home stretch in Viale Buozzi. The last 2.5km are almost on straight ground.

Final kilometres
The last 3km run along wide and mainly straight roads. The route runs along the seafront (upward lane) towards the finish line. 2.5km before the finish, a double bend leads to the straight home stretch (2,500m) on 8m wide tarmac road.

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Yates wins Stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico, Kwiatkowski is the new leader of the GC

ADAM YATES WINS STAGE 5 OF TIRRENO-ADRIATICO, IN MEMORY OF SCARPONI
KWIATKOWSKI IS THE NEW LEADER OF THE GC

Filottrano, 11 March 2018 – Adam Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) won the fifth stage of the 53rd edition of the Race of the Two Seas, 178km from Castelraimondo to Filottrano. Michał Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) is the new leader of the General Classification and wearer of the Maglia Azzurra.

STAGE RESULT
1 – Adam Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) 178km in 4h16’35”, average speed 41.623kph
2 – Peter Sagan (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 7”
3 – Michał Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) at 7”

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Michał Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)
2 – Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team) at 3”
3 – Mikel Landa (Movistar Team) at 23”

JERSEYS

Maglia Azzurra (blue), general classification leader, sponsored by Gazprom – Michał Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)
Maglia Arancione (orange), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Sportful – Jacopo Mosca (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia)
Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Snello Rovagnati – (Nippo – Vini Fantini – Europa Ovini)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by FIAT – Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)

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Landa answers the call in memory of Scarponi

Caruso back in the lead after Thomas suffered a mechanical. Tomorrow the Tirreno-Adriatico will pay tribute to Michele Scarponi, with the stage’s finale in Filottrano, Michele’s hometown.


Sarnano-Sassotetto, 10 March 2018 – Mikel Landa (Movistar Team) claimed his first ever victory at Tirreno-Adriatico and his first win for Movistar as he beat New Zealand’s George Bennett at Sassotetto. Damiano Caruso of BMC Racing Team moved back into the lead after Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) sustained a mechanical in the finale. The Italian has an advantage of one second over Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) before tomorrow’s ‘walls’ stage dedicated to Landa’s former teammate Michele Scarponi.

VELON DATA
Data collected by Velon’s devices on the riders’ bikes tell the detailed story of the stage: Data and an explanation guide can be downloaded here.

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Stage 4 Results
Stage 4 Photo Gallery
Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport 2018 Roadbook
Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport 2018 Maps

STAGE RESULT
1 – Mikel Landa (Movistar Team) 219km in 6h22’13”, average speed 34.378kph
2 – Rafal Majka (Bora – Hansgrohe) st
3 – George Bennett (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) st

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team)
2 – Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) at 1″
3 – Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) at 11”

JERSEYS

Maglia Azzurra (blue), general classification leader, sponsored by Gazprom – Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team)
Maglia Arancione (orange), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Sportful – Jacopo Mosca (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia)
Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Snello Rovagnati – Nicola Bagioli (Nippo – Vini Fantini – Europa Ovini)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by FIAT – Tiesj Benoot (Lotto Soudal)


PRESS CONFERENCE
The stage winner, Mikel Landa, said: “I’ve kept a great memory of [former teammate] Michel Scarponi, so I paid tribute to him when I crossed the line. He was always happy and keen to share his happiness with his entourage. In a Spanish team, I possibly found a way of racing that suits me better, less controlled [than at Sky] and more of an attacking style. I’d like to make the final top 3 of Tirreno-Adriatico but some riders have more chances than me to make a difference in the time trial.”

Race leader Damiano Caruso said: “I lost a bit of time yesterday, as expected because the finale didn’t suit my characteristics like today’s. Because of a series of circumstances, I’m back in the lead. It’s great. I couldn’t ask for more. It was a demanding stage with 5000 metres of difference in altitude. I don’t know where Chris Froome is at in terms of condition but it’s unusual to see him lose contact. This year the team gave me the captaincy for GC. Tomorrow, with Greg Van Avermaet, we can target both stage and GC. It’ll be a special day in memory of Michele Scarponi. I wasn’t very close to him but I last spoke to him at the Tour of the Alps [a couple of days before he died]. We spoke about our children. My son will turn three soon. My last memory of him is him saying how nice it is to go back home and see his kids.”

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