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Ackermann wins stage 1 of the Tirreno-Adriatico and wears the race’s first Maglia Azzurra

08/09/2020

The German rider Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe) has won the first stage of the 55th edition of the Race of the Two Seas, 133km from Lido di Camaiore to Lido di Camaiore, ahead of Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) and Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Pro Cycling). Pascal Ackermann leads the General Classification and wears the Maglia Azzurra.

STAGE RESULT

1 – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe), 133km in 2h57’55”, average speed 44.852kph

2 – Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.

3 – Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Pro Cycling) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe)

2 – Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) at 4″

3 – Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Pro Cycling) at 6″

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), General Classification Leader, sponsored by Gazprom – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe)
  • Maglia Arancio (orange), Sprinter Classification Leader, sponsored by Sportful – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe)
  • Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains Classification Leader, sponsored by Enel – Nathan Haas (Cofidis)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), Young Rider General Classification Leader, sponsored by Sara – Szymon Sajnok (CCC Team)

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and first Maglia Azzurra Pascal Ackermann, said: “It was an incredible victory in the first stage of a beautiful race. Thanks to all my team that worked for me, I am very happy. I did a good sprint, I think I managed to win because I kept pushing until the final meter.

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