Mar 10, 2023 at 4:36 PMUpdate: 4 minutes ago
Primoz Roglic also won the queen stage in Tirreno-Adriatico on Friday. The leader of Jumbo-Visma was the first to climb a difficult final climb in the fifth stage and is now also the leader in the general classification.
33-year-old Roglic stayed ahead of a group of favorites Giulio Ciccone (second) and Tao Geoghegan Hart (third). On Thursday, the Slovenian was also the strongest in the fourth stage of the Tirreno.
Thanks to bonus seconds, Roglic takes over the lead from Lennard Kämna, who had to settle for fifth place on Friday. The German is now four seconds behind and is second.
Wilco Kelderman is the best Dutchman in the rankings in fifth place. The Jumbo-Visma rider is nineteen seconds behind his leader.
Tirreno-Adriatico continues on Saturday with a hilly ride over 193 kilometers to and from Osimo. The Italian WorldTour race ends on Sunday.
Top ten fifth stage Tirreno-Adriatico
Primoz Roglic (Slv) Giulio Ciccone (Stone) Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) Jai Hindley (Aus) Lennard Kämna (Dui) Alexander Vlasov (Russian) Mikel Landa (Spa) João Almeida (Por) Damiano Caruso (Stone) Brandon McNulty (VS). )
Stybar is part of early flight
The fifth stage of Tirreno-Adriatico took the peloton over 165.6 kilometers from Morro d’Oro to the ski resort of Sassotetto. After a hilly start, the riders faced a 10.8 kilometer final climb with an average gradient of 7.3 percent. The final climb was shortened by 3 kilometers due to the strong wind.
Early in the stage, seven riders attacked, of whom Quinn Simmons dropped out quite quickly. The other six, including Zdenek Stybar and Davide Ballerini, stayed ahead for a long time. But at 30 kilometers from the finish their adventure was over.
On the final climb, the peloton led by Movistar slowly thinned out and Mathieu van der Poel and Julian Alaphilippe, among others, had to release. With 4.5 kilometers to go, Damiano Caruso was the first to jump away and took a lead of about twenty seconds.
Caruso was again caught in the final kilometer by the favorites group of about twenty riders, from which Thymen Arensman had just been released. Kelderman then did some head work for Roglic, who turned out to be the strongest in the uphill sprint.