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Ackermann wins stage 2 of the Tirreno-Adriatico, and retains the Maglia Azzurra


The German rider Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe) has won the second stage of the 55th edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico EOLO, 201km from Camaiore to Follonica, ahead of Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) and Rick Zabel (Israel Start – Up Nation). Pascal Ackermann retains the Maglia Azzurra as the leader of the GC.


1 – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe) 201km in 5h01’53”

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

3 – Rick Zabel (Israel Start – Up Nation) s.t.


1 – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe)

2 – Fernando Gaviria Rendon (UAE Team Emirates) at 8″

3 – Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Pro Cycling) at 16″


  • 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 Assicurazioni – Nicola Bagioli (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and Maglia Azzurra Pascal Ackermann, said: “Also today we were really strong, the lead-out was perfect. It was a long sprint and probably I launched the sprint at the perfect distance to the finish. The next stages are too difficult for me, I might try again on Saturday.”

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