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Jordi Meeus sprints to seventh place on final stage at Tirreno-Adriatico

The last stage of the race between the seas brought the riders today to San Benedetto del Tronto. A bunch sprint was expected and even today’s break was very committed and did fight hard until the end, their charge for the stage win ended with 5 km remaining. Jordi Meeus tried to find the right wheel once again on the last kilometers and sprinted to seventh today, while J. Philipsen won his second stage. The general classification remained unchanged and with Kämna in fourth and Vlasov in ninth place BORA – hansgrohe can look back to a successful week in Italy.  



Stage 07 

01        J. Philipsen                         3:32:36

02       D. Groenewegen                 + 0:00

03       A. Dainese                           + 0:00

07        J. Meeus                                + 0:00


Final General Classification

01        P. Roglic                              28:38:57

02       J. Almeida                           + 0:18

03       T. Geoghegan Hart            + 0:23

04       L. Kämna                               + 0:34

09       A. Vlasov                               + 1:10



From the finish line

“I am happy with this week here in Italy. The TT in the beginning was really good and proved that I am on track with my preparations. Also in the mountains I was quite happy with my legs. I still miss some punch but there is also plenty of time until the Giro. We also worked well together as a team, and I have to thank my teammates for their support. Every one of us tried their best and we raced to win this race. Yes, it didn’t work out in the end, but there is nothing to regret.” – Lennard Kämna


“I think we can be happy with the result and especially how we raced here. Of course, a podium would have been nice, but we raced to win and took some risks. Other teams raced for a podium, that’s ok but we had a different approach. In the end Lenny is fourth and Aleks ninth, that’s ok. We have to keep in mind that this was the first time Lenny raced as a GC-Leader. This is a new role and I think he learned a lot this week. He did a very good job to be honest. Aleks is not at the level from last year yet, but that was the plan with regards to the Giro. His basis is very solid, and we are happy with his performance here.” – Enrico Gasparotto, Sports Director