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Mathieu van der Poel wins Stage 3 of the Tirreno-Adriatico

12/03/2021

Mathieu van der Poel wins Stage 3 of the Tirreno-Adriatico Wout van Aert retains the Maglia Azzurra

 Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) has won the third stage of the 56th edition of the Race of the Two Seas,  Monticiano – Gualdo Tadino (219 km), ahead of Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) and Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck – Quick Step). Wout van Aert retains the Maglia Azzurra.

 

STAGE RESULT

1 – Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix), 219km in 5h24’18”, average speed 40.518kph

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

3 – Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck – Quick Step) s.t.

 

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma)

2 – Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) at 4”

3 – Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick Step) at 10”

 

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 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates)

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Mathieu van der Poel, said: “I was frustrated after the mistake I made yesterday so I wanted to do everything right today. I’m really happy to take this win, especially after the work of the team. It was a really hard sprint after a long stage. It hurts! I really wanted to win a stage of Tirreno-Adriatico.”

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