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Lennard Kämna loses overall lead but BORA – hansgrohe still with three riders inside the top ten at Tirreno-Adriatico

The mountain top finish at Fonte Lardina was considered as the queen stage of this year’s edition of Tirreno-Adriatico. Even it had to be shortened by 2.5km due to strong wind, the 10km climb was decisive in terms of GC. BORA – hansgrohe controlled the race most of the day for their overall leader Lennard Kämna. On the final climb strong headwind influenced the race and an attack from D. Caruso opened the finale. It was Jai Hindley who was able to neutralize this move and all other attacks to bring a small group on the last 500m. In the end P. Roglic took his second stage win and the overall lead due to bonus seconds. Lennard Kämna crossed the line in 5th, just behind Jai and in front of Aleks Vlasov. Lennard is now second in GC only four seconds behind Roglic with also Hindley and Vlasov still sitting inside the top ten.  



01        P. Roglic                              4:38:32

02       G. Ciccone                          + 0:00

03       T. Geoghegan Hart            + 0:00

04       J. Hindley                             + 0:00

05       L. Kämna                              + 0:00

06       A. Vlasov                              + 0:00


From the finish line

“I am a little disappointed to lose the jersey already. But it was not about today, but more about the small mistake yesterday. I think we rode a very strong race as a team today and I am also happy with my personal performance. The wind influenced the race of course. Before the climb it was super hectic and then it became quite tactical. Attacks only made sense in the tail wind sections and everybody waited until the end. But the last two kilometers have been really tough.” – Lennard Kämna