After the team time trial and the arrival in Pomerance yesterday were the sprinters today as their chances go in the Tirreno-Adriatico. The third stage in the Italian stage race led from Pomerance to Foligno. 226-kilometre course through Tuscany and Umbria. That was on mostly flat roads. Landslides in the standings, they had not expected.
Six riders were publicity-gathering for their teams. Maestri, Schönberger, Koerjanov, Berhane, Tonelli and Cataford colored the stage. The peloton let be, but she came with the castle in view, under steam. Deceuninck-Quick.Step reed for Viviani, while UAE Team Emirates the map of Fernando Gaviria drew. The two were the greatest favourites on the dagzege. Further, it was also to look into the condition of Peter Sagan after his illness of last week.
In a chaotic and twisty final tried Keukeleire on the surprise way to sprint, but it was still Deceuninck-Quick.Step that the quantity arranged in the last hectometers. Viviani came in the last straight line irresistible. Sagan and Gaviria had to content themselves with the dense places. Keukeleire (5th) and Jasper Stuyven (8th) were the Belgians in the top ten.
For Viviani, it was his fourth victory of the year. Deceuninck-Quick.Step totaling 17 victories. Thus nip the team of Patrick Lefevere in the zegestand about Astana, at 16 pieces is stuck.
In the ride of tomorrow punchers chance with a succession of typical ‘Tirreno-walls’, the latter Muro is 5.8 km from the finish, the Muro dei Cappucini, 1.9 km to 10.8 percent. The Tirreno-Adriatico ends on Tuesday.