International Cycling

Sagan sprints to Tirreno Stage 3 win

2017-03-10 21:50
Peter Sagan (AFP)

Rome - Double world champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race on Friday.

Sagan, 27, won a sprint finish ahead of Italy's Elia Viviani and Belgian Jurgen Roelandts at Montalto di Castro.

Australia's Rohan Dennis of BMC pulled on the leader's blue jersey, replacing team-mate and defending overall champion Greg Van Avermaet at the top.

"My season starts now," said Sagan, now recovered from the illness which dented his hopes at last week's Strade Bianche race.

"I hope that this will not be my last victory. Today, there was a little wind and everyone was worried, a little nervous.

"But we managed it and I have to thank my team-mates."

On Saturday, the race which stretches sea-to-sea will see riders taking on the most mountainous stage so far with a finishing point up on Monte Terminillo.

STAGE 3 RESULTS

1. Peter Sagan (SVK/ BOH) 4:51:59
2. Elia Viviani (ITA/ SKY) +0
3. Jurgen Roelandts (BEL/ LTS) +0
4. Sacha Modolo (ITA/ UAD) +0
5. Luka Mezgec (SLO/ ORS) +0
6. Rick Zabel (GER/ KAT) +0
7. Andrea Palini (ITA/ ANS) +0
8. Roberto Ferrari (ITA/ UAD) +0
9. Georg Preidler (AUT/ SUN) +0
10. Ramon Sinkeldam (NED/ SUN) +0
11. Geraint Thomas (GBR/ SKY) +0
12. Koen De Kort (NED/ TFS) +0
13. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/ KAT) +0
14. Anthony Roux (FRA/ FDJ) +0
15. Marko Kump (SLO/ UAD) +0
16. Søren Kragh Andersen (DEN/ SUN) +0
17. Fabio Aru (ITA/ AST) +0
18. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/ TBM) +0
19. Matteo Trentin (ITA/ QST) +0
20. Mike Teunissen (NED/ SUN) +0
27. Mark Cavendish (GBR/ DDD) +0
30. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/ DDD) +0
48. Mark Renshaw (AUS/ DDD) +0
54. Scott Thwaites (GBR/ DDD) +0
65. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/ DDD) +0
83. Daryl Impey (RSA/ ORS) +0
105. Johann Van Zyl (RSA/ DDD) +2:20
150. Jay Robert Thomson (RSA/ DDD) +9:13
166. Stephen Cummings (GBR/ DDD) +9:13

OVERALL CLASSIFICATIONS

1. Rohan Denis (AUS/ BMC) 11:07:13
2. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/ BMC) +0
3. Damiano Caruso (ITA/ BMC) +0
4. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/ BMC) +0
5. Niki Terpstra (NED/ QST) +16
6. Bob Jungels (LUX/ QST) +16
7. Nairo Quintana (COL/ MOV) +21
8. Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (CRC/ MOV) +21
9. Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP/ MOV) +21
10. Daniel Moreno (ESP/ MOV) +21
11. Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI/ FDJ) +21
12. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/ FDJ) +21
13. Adam Yates (GBR/ ORS) +24
14. Primož Roglic (SLO/ TLJ) +39
15. Robert Gesink (NED/ TLJ) +39
16. Tom Dumoulin (NED/ SUN) +49
17. Tim Wellens (BEL/ LTS) +51
18. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/ DDD) +52
19. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/ TBM) +52
20. Fabio Aru (ITA/ AST) +54
56. Scott Thwaites (GBR/ DDD) +3:19
81. Daryl Impey (RSA/ ORS) +7:24
117. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/ DDD) +12:31
118. Stephen Cummings (GBR/ DDD) +12:32
124. Mark Cavendish (GBR/ DDD) +13:25
138. Johann Van Zyl (RSA/ DDD) +14:51
145. Mark Renshaw (AUS/ DDD) +16:18
151. Jay Robert Thomson (RSA/ DDD) +18:36

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