Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) has won the 52nd edition of Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport.
Nairo Quintana claimed his second overall victory at Tirreno-Adriatico as he secured a final advantage of 25 seconds over Rohan Dennis, the Australian national champion who won the closing individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto by three seconds from Dutch specialist Jos van Emden and Dennis’ compatriot Michael Hepburn.
1 – Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team)
2 – Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) a 25”
3 – Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) a 36″
Overall winner Nairo Quintana said in the press conference: “It was more difficult to win Tirreno-Adriatico two years ago when I had more rivals who were more experienced than I was. Now I’m stronger and smarter, and I had a better team this time around. I won more with my head than with my legs. I expected to finish the week of racing in a better shape than I had at the start and that’s the case. I can pursue my preparation for my goals – the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France – as I’m happy with my condition. I also have another Tirreno-Adriatico victory under my belt. This is a race I like a lot. It’s impossible to establish a hierarchy of the favourites for the Giro now. Some riders have been in the shadows this week but they’ll be shining in May. The level will be very high so I’ll have to be at 100% for winning.”