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.
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
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
1 – Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)
2 – Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team) at 24″
3 – Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) at 32″
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″
MARCEL KITTEL WINS STAGE 2 OF TIRRENO-ADRIATICO
PATRICK BEVIN IS THE NEW LEADER OF THE GC
Follonica, 8 March 2018 – The German rider Marcel Kittel (Team Katusha Alpecin) won the second stage of the 53rd edition of the Race of the Two Seas, 172km from Camaiore to Follonica. Patrick Bevin (BMC Racing Team) is the new Maglia Azzurra of General Classification leader.
1 – Marcel Kittel (Team Katusha Alpecin) 172km in 4h12’24”, average speed 40.887kph
2 – Peter Sagan (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t.
3 – Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek – Segafredo) s.t.
1 – Patrick Bevin (BMC Racing Team)
2 – Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
3 – Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
Maglia Azzurra (blue), general classification leader, sponsored by Gazprom – Patrick Bevin (BMC Racing Team)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by FIAT – Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)
Maglia Arancione (orange), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Sportful – Marcel Kittel (Team Katusha Alpecin)
Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Snello Rovagnati – Nicola Bagioli (Nippo – Vini Fantini – Europa Ovini)
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner, Marcel Kittel, said: “I’ve been waiting such a long time for this victory! Since the beginning of the season, not everything was working good but we worked hard with the team and it finally pays off today. I have to thank everyone for the good job. This is a big boost for the whole group. I’m also very happy because this is my first professional victory in Italy. At the Giro, I won stages in other countries.”