Cousin Roglic is offering himself the fourth stage of the Tyrrhenian-Adriatico ahead of Julian Alaphilippe
On Wednesday, the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico had smiled at the sprinters. Marked by an…
On Wednesday, the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico had smiled at the sprinters. Marked by an end of the race with four successive ascents, the fourth, Greccio-Tortoreto, the longest of the event (218 km), was more cut out for a puncher-climber. In a disjointed and spectacular finale, it was Primoz Roglic who won. The Slovenian sprinted ahead of Julian Alaphilippe (2nd) and Adam Yates (3rd).
The fourth and last ascent of the Tortoreto wall (3.2 km at 7%, with a passage at 19%) was fatal to the leader of the general classification, Filippo Ganna, who stalled three kilometers from the finish. It was also marked by the falls of two of the favorites of the stage, the Belgian Wout van Aert and the Briton Tom Pid****.
It is the German Lennard Kamna, until then 2nd overall, who now takes on the leader’s blue jersey. He is ahead of Roglic by six seconds. The first Frenchman, Thibaut Pinot, is 14th, 37 seconds behind the leader. Alaphilippe is 23rd, 59 seconds behind.