Peter Sagan gewinnt die 3. Etappe von Tirreno-Adriatico

The World Champion was first in the sprint in Montalto di Castro. Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) is the new Maglia Azzurra

Montalto di Castro, 10 March 2017 – The double World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won stage 3 from Monterotondo Marittimo to Montalto di Castro (204km) in a bunch sprint finish, ahead of Elia Viviani (Team Sky) and Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal). Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) is the new General Classification leader.

1 – Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) 204km in 4’51’59”, average speed 41,920kmph
2 – Elia Viviani (Team Sky) s.t.
3 – Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal) s.t.

1 – Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
2 – Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team)
3 – Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team) s.t.


Maglia Azzurra (blue), general classification leader, sponsored by NamedSport – Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team)
Maglia Rossa (red), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by FSA – Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe)
Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Snello Rovagnati – Davide Ballerini (Androni Giocattoli)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Selle Italia – Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)
Speaking seconds after the finish, the stage winner Peter Sagan said: “Many riders without the legs to sprint came to the front but fortunately, some wind in the last 200 meters eased up things. The season only starts now. I hope this is not the last victory.”

The new Maglia Azzurra Rohan Dennis said: “I didn’t expect to be in the lead. Tejay van Garderen remains our leader.”

Press conference interviews and further details to follow.

Stage 4 – Montalto di Castro – Terminillo, 187km
Start Meeting Point: Piazzale Guglielmi, Montalto di Castro
Sign-on procedures: 09.35 – 10.55
Alignment: 11.00
Start – KM 0: 11.05 (transfer 1,500m)
Finish: Piazzale Campoforogna, Terminillo – 16.15 circa
Race Headquarters: Palazzo del Turismo, Via dei Villini 33/35, Loc. Pian De‘ Valli

This is the hardest stage, ending with a summit finish. The route leads through the province of Viterbo, hitting the provincial capital, as well as Tuscania and Vignanello, taking in the first categorised climb in La Colonnetta, on the Monti Cimini. The course then runs apparently flat along the Via Flaminia, through Narni and Terni, then up the Marmore and across the Piana Reatina – including a short climb leading to Castelfranco) – up to Vazia where the last climb begins. The final ascent from Vazia to Mount Terminillo (Campoforogna) is 16.1km long, with an average 7.3% gradient, peaking as high as 12%.

Final kilometres
Stage 4’s final kilometres correspond to the final Mount Terminillo ascent. There are two long stretches with a constant slope of about 7.5-8%, separated by less than 2km with a 3-4% gradient in Pian di Rosce. While the two steep sectors have no punchy bits, neither do they feature no mild stretches. Over the last few hundred metres, the gradients are lower than the rest of the climb. The 200m long home stretch in Campoforogna is on 7m wide asphalt and on a 2-3% gradient.


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Photo credits: LaPresse – D’Alberto / Ferrari

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