3.10.2017

Procycling: Tirreno-Adriatico 3 and paris-Nice 6


In Tirreno a crashy finale involved Felline, Gaviria and Boonen. Viviani launched the sprint maybe too early, and Sagan won.
In Paris-Nice 7 km to go Simon Yates is leading solo. And solo he goes to the finish.

Peter Sagan:
"You never know what’s going to happen, and today was a bit windy. Everybody was afraid about the wind in the last 50k, but in the end nothing happened and maybe a lot of riders came to the finish without legs. The last couple of kilometres there were cross winds.”

Rohan Dennis:
"You never think about there being a crash in the final kilometer so for me, the most important thing about today's stage is that no-one was caught up in that. Of course, the silver lining for me is that I get the chance to wear the blue jersey. We are all on the same time, so it feels as though we are just passing the jersey around. 
I am happy to be in this position heading into tomorrow, but it will be a tough stage. We haven't had a climb like the one at the end of tomorrow's stage yet, so I am hoping I can do well. For me, that means both being able to test myself and work for Tejay Van Garderen unless I am told otherwise.
I have to learn how to climb with the best if I want to do well in the Giro d'Italia later on in the year and this race is really a stepping stone to hopefully becoming a Grand Tour contender. There is no pressure on me; I am just looking to do the best that I can and see where my form is. If it doesn't work out, that's fine. I can learn from it and try to keep improving."

Tom Boonen:
"We were in the top 15 positions, with Fenando well placed on my wheel, biding our time to move to the front. Suddenly, two guys crashed in front of me and I couldn't avoid them, so I hit the tarmac with my right knee, but it's nothing serious", said the former Tirreno-Adriatico stage winner. "Fernando too went to the ground, and at that point our stage was over. It's a real pity, because we were in a good position and Fernando could have done a good sprint."

Bob Jungels:
"It was a tense final, made even more dangerous by the downhill and the strong wind. We were in a good position, but we went down in that pile-up and that was that. I'm happy this day is over. Tomorrow I'll see how I feel at the start of the stage to Monte Terminillo, which is quite a hard climb, and what I can do there", said the 24-year-old, who continues to lead the youth standings at the "Race of the Two Seas."

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Simon Yates:
"I was still quite far down in the general classification before today so I had some freedom. I expected some guys to come with me and work together for the finish but I found myself on my own. I was just full gas to the finish, I gave everything I had. There's still a lot of time to take away from Julian Alaphillipe but he's such a phenomenal rider. He's one of the best riders of our generation. 
I’ll try again but there's a long way to go. Today I told myself that if I want to feature in the overall, I have to take some time somewhere. There are still a few difficult days still to come and I can try. La Couillole looks very difficult, I don't know this climb but I saw the profile. There are still a lot of guys down in the GC so I expect a tough race."

Julian Alaphilippe:
"I had to stay fully focused on what proved to be a very tough stage, with a really hard last ascent. A big thanks to all my teammates, who did a great job from the start until the finish, I'm very proud of them. I will now get to enjoy another day in this beautiful yellow jersey and this motivates me for tomorrow, when another excruciating stage awaits"

RESULTS
TIRRENO-ADRIATICO
STAGE
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 4:51:59
2 Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky
3 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
4 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Team UAE Emirates
5 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-Scott
6 Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
7 Andrea Palini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
8 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Team UAE Emirates
9 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Sunweb
10 Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb
GC
1 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 11:07:13
2 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
3 Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
5 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quick-Step Floors 0:00:16
6 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors
7 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:21
8 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team
9 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team
10 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team
11 Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ
12 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
13 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:00:24
14 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:39
15 Robert Gesink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
16 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:00:49
17 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:00:51
18 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data 0:00:52
19 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
20 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:54
21 Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
22 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
23 Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb 0:00:55
24 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:56
25 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 0:00:57
26 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
27 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:59
28 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
POINTS
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 20 pts
2 Mirco Maestri (Ita) Bardiani CSF 20
3 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 12
4 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 10
5 Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky 10
MOUNTAIN
1 Davide Ballerini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 8 pts
2 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 8
3 Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team 5
4 Iuri Filosi (Ita) Nippo - Vini Fantini 5
YOUTH
1 Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors 11:07:29
2 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:00:08
3 Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb 0:00:39
4 Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:01
5 Egan Bernal (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:01:28
6 Alberto Bettiol (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac 0:01:40
7 Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors 0:02:27
8 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:02
9 Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:04:58
10 Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:05:53
TEAM
1 BMC Racing Team 32:34:57
2 Movistar Team 0:00:21
3 Astana Pro Team 0:00:54
4 Team UAE Emirates 0:01:17
5 Trek-Segafredo 0:01:19
6 Team Sky 0:01:32
7 FDJ 0:01:42
8 Androni Sidermec 0:01:44
9 Orica-Scott 0:01:45
10 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:47
11 Cannondale-Drapac 0:01:56
12 Team Sunweb 0:02:16
13 Bora-Hansgrohe 0:02:31
14 Quick-Step Floors 0:02:43
15 Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:03:06
16 Bahrain-Merida 0:03:09
17 Lotto Soudal 0:03:48
18 Katusha-Alpecin 0:04:51
19 Dimension Data 0:05:46
20 Nippo - Vini Fantini 0:22:53
21 Bardiani CSF 0:32:24
22 Team Novo Nordisk 0:48:54
PARIS-NICE
STAGE
1 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 4:37:51
2 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky 0:00:17
3 Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:26
4 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors 0:00:29
5 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors
6 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:32
7 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
8 Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo
9 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
10 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal
GC
1 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors 21:58:22
2 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal 0:00:36
3 Sergio Henao (Col) Team Sky 0:00:46
4 Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:57
5 Daniel Martin (Irl) Quick-Step Floors 0:01:20
6 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:31
7 Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo 0:01:34
8 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:01:37
9 Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida 0:02:04
10 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Sunweb 0:03:08
POINTS
1 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ 41 pts
2 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors 36
3 John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo 30
4 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal 23
5 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin 23
MOUNTAIN
1 Axel Domont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 19 pts
2 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 17
3 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 17
4 Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie 15
5 Romain Hardy (Fra) Fortuneo - Vital Concept 14
YOUTH
1 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors 21:58:22
2 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:01:37
3 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:17:53
4 Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-Scott 0:28:38
5 Sven Erik Bystrøm (Nor) Katusha-Alpecin 0:29:25
6 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:32:55
7 Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team 0:36:43
8 Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain-Merida 0:37:01
9 Dylan Teuns (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:37:58
10 Timo Roosen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:41:09
TEAM
1 Quick-Step Floors 66:02:54
2 Team Sky 0:10:04
3 Lotto Soudal 0:16:55
4 Trek-Segafredo 0:20:10
5 Orica-Scott 0:25:27
6 Team Sunweb 0:27:42
7 Katusha-Alpecin 0:28:15
8 Bahrain-Merida 0:35:44
9 Movistar Team 0:38:52
10 FDJ 0:46:03
11 BMC Racing Team 0:53:30
12 Delko Marseille Provence KTM 0:54:38
13 Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:58:00
14 Astana Pro Team 1:01:55
15 Cannondale-Drapac 1:02:07
16 Fortuneo - Vital Concept 1:10:51
17 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:13:30
18 Bora-Hansgrohe 1:15:01
19 AG2R La Mondiale 1:17:25
20 Direct Energie 1:20:01
21 UAE Team Emirates 1:24:46
22 Dimension Data 1:45:00

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