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Van der Poel wins stage 7 of the Tirreno-Adriatico, S. Yates retains the Maglia Azzurra

13/09/2020

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin – Fenix) has won Stage 7 of the 55th edition of the Tirreno-Adriatico EOLO, 181km from Pieve Torina to Loreto, ahead of Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling) and Matteo Fabbro (Bora – Hansgrohe). Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) retains the Maglia Azzurra of the leader of the GC ahead of tomorrow’s final ITT in San Benedetto del Tronto.

STAGE RESULT

1 – Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin – Fenix) 181km in 4h19’23”

2 – Ruben Guerreiro (EF Pro Cycling) at 4″

3 – Matteo Fabbro (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott)

2 – Rafal Majka (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 16″

3 – Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) at 39″

4 – Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana Pro Team) at 49″

5 – Fausto Masnada (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) at 57″

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, the stage winner Mathieu van der Poel, said: “It was an incredible stage, much tougher than I expected. The team did a great job getting me into the break. I knew I had to go full gas on the last climb before the finish, Fabbro who was ahead of me and when I passed him I knew I had won. I am very happy for this victory that I have been looking for since the beginning of the Tirreno-Adriatico.”

Simon Yates, the Maglia Azzurra, said: “It was a hard stage, the team did a great job controlling the race. The race will be decided by the ITT. My main focus are Thomas and Majka, I think especially Majka is very good against the clock.”

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