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Simon Yates wins the 55th Tirreno-Adriatico

14/09/2020

The British rider Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) has won the 55th edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico EOLO, ahead of Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) and Rafal Majka (Bora – Hansgrohe).

Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos) has won Stage 8, the final ITT of 10,050m in San Benedetto del Tronto.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott)

2 – Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) at 17″

3 – Rafal Majka (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 29″

4 – Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) at 56″

5 – Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana Pro Team) at 58″

STAGE RESULT

1 – Filippo Ganna (Team Ineos) – 10.1km in 10’42″05” average speed 56.636kph

2 – Victor Campenaerts (NTT Pro Cycling) at 18”

3 – Rohan Dennis (Team Ineos) at 26”

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), General Classification Leader, sponsored by Gazprom – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott)
  • 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 – Hector Carretero (Movistar Team)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), Young Rider General Classification Leader, sponsored by Sara Assicurazioni – Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana Pro Team)

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, Simon Yates, the winner of 55th Tirreno-Adriatico EOLO said: “I am so happy for this victory. The team did a great job all the week. I was not the favourite today so this results is even more important to me. I went full gas, but honestly I gave my best in every stage, it’s so great I took this win.”

The stage winner Filippo Ganna said: “I’m very happy with my performance, I’m a bit sorry for Thomas who finished second in the CG, we hope he can do something more in the Giro d’Italia.”

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