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Pogačar wins Stage 4 of the Tirreno-Adriatico and takes the Maglia Azzurra

13/03/2021

Tadej Pogačar attacks and wins atop Prati di Tivo.

Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates) has won the fourth stage of the 56th edition of the Race of the Two Seas, Terni – Prati di Tivo (148 km), ahead of Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) and Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (EF Education-Nippo). Pogačar is now the new leader of the General Classification and wears the Maglia Azzurra.

 

STAGE RESULT

1 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates), 148km in 3h51’24”, average speed 38.375kph

2 – Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) at 06”

3 – Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (EF Education-Nippo) at 29”

 

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates)

2 – Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) at 35″

3 – Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia (EF Education-Nippo) at 35″

 

The leaders and Pogačar's quote

Maglia Azzurra (blue), General Classification Leader, sponsored by Sara Assicurazioni – Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates)

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 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates)

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 and new Maglia Azzurra Tadej Pogačar said: “Today was a very hard stage. My team did a great job bringing down the gap from the breakaway and then I did my best on the climb: I am very satisfied with this win! Now I am in the lead, but tomorrow we have another really hard stage, and with the final ITT anything can still happen.”

 

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