The Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) is the winner of Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport by just one second over the UCI Road World Champion, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff). Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick Step) secured third in the G.C.
The final stage was won by Fabian Cancellara (Trek – Segafredo) ahead of Johan Le Bon (FDJ) and Tony Martin (Etixx – Quick Step).
The fight for the trident was extremely tight. The prestigious trophy for the overall winner went to Greg Van Avermaet who maintained less than a one second (72 cents, rounded up as per the rules) advantage over runner up Peter Sagan; Sagan had started the final stage with the aim of making up his deficit of eight-seconds. Third place was just as tight as best young rider Bob Jungels fended off the FDJ climbing duo, formed of Sébastien Reichenbach and Thibaut Pinot, with a similar advantage of just one second.
Fabian Cancellara claimed his 56th victory in a time trial as he rode the fastest time in San Benedetto del Tronto for the fourth and last time in his long lasting career. He clocked the 10.1km course in 11′ 08″ with an impressive average speed of 54.431km/h, resulting in an advantage of 13″ over French surprise Johan Le Bon who came second and Tony Martin in third and 15″ off Cancellara’s blistering time.
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION PODIUM
1 – Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) in 20h 42′ 22″
2 – Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) at 1″
3 – Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick Step) at 23″
Maglia Azzurra (blue), general classification leader, sponsored by NamedSport – Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team)
Maglia Rossa (red), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Bora – Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)
Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by CSM – Cesare Benedetti (Bora – Argon 18)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Selle Italia – Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick Step)
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