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Julian Alaphilippe wins Stage 2 of the Tirreno-Adriatico

11/03/2021

Julian Alaphilippe wins Stage 2 of the Tirreno-Adriatico

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick Step) has won the second stage of the 56th edition of the Race of the Two Seas, 202km from Camaiore to Chiusdino, ahead of Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) and Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma). Wout van Aert retains the Maglia Azzurra.

 

STAGE RESULT

1 – Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick Step), 202km in 5h01’32”, average speed 40.195kph

2 – Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) s.t.

3 – Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) s.t.

 

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma)

2 – Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick Step) at 4″

3 – Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) at 8″

 

JERSEYS

 

Maglia Azzurra (blue), General Classification Leader, sponsored by Sara Assicurazioni – Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma)

Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), General Individual Classification by Points Leader, sponsored by Segafredo Zanetti – Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma)

Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains Classification Leader, sponsored by Enel – Vincenzo Albanese (Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team)

Maglia Bianca (white), Young Rider General Classification Leader, sponsored by Sportful – Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers)

Post-race quotes

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Julian Alaphilippe, said: “I was in a perfect situation with Joao Almeida at the front. I could just focus on keeping my position. I went full gas when my time came. It’s never easy to win and I realize it’s even harder with the rainbow jersey. This first victory of the season is a relief for me.”

The Maglia Azzurra Wout van Aert, said: “It’s not a win but a good result. The third place is the maximum I could get today. When Julian accelerated I was already at my limit. He was the strongest today. My team did a fantastic job to keep me in a good position, especially when some of the GC contenders went up the road.

 

 

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