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Offensive riding goes unrewarded: BORA – hansgrohe loses ground on Tirreno-Adriatico stage 6

On paper without long climbs, but in reality the hardest stage of Tirreno-Adriatico and also the last chance to shake up the general classification. From the gun it was full on racing today and a break of 11 riders was again without any chance. After the bunch was split into pieces already on the penultimate passage of the Muro di Osimo, Aleks Vlasov attacked with about 25 km to go. Together with three companions he opened a gap of 30 seconds while Lennard Kämna and Jai Hindley were sitting in the group of favorites. But the last time up the Muro the race changed again. Vlasov was caught, and also Kämna couldn’t follow a new leading group. In the end Kämna lost 20 seconds on the multiple stage winner Rolglic and dropped to fourth place in GC.  



01        P. Roglic                           4:49:17

02       T. Geoghegan Hart           + 0:00

03       J. Almeida                          + 0:00

12         L. Kämna                             + 0:20


From the finish line

“The stage was super hard in the end just all out. We have been in a good position when Aleks attacked. We wanted to put some pressure on Jumbo-Visma but also UAE and Ineos started riding in the bunch. We went all out the last time on the Muro and I couldn’t follow there. Aleks was with me and did a super strong last pull, still we couldn’t close the gap anymore. Still, we showed great spirit as a team and also rode offensively. All in all I can be happy with this week of racing. My shape is good, I just miss the last little bit to be up there.” – Lennard Kämna


“There is nothing to regret. The boys did a good race. We wanted to do something in the last lap and race to win Tirreno. We have been in a good position with Aleks, but in the end it didn’t work out. Jumbo was short in numbers, but then other teams jumped in. However, I think we are on a good level as a team, but miss the last little bit to really put pressure on the others.” – Enrico Gasparotto, Sports Director