San Benedetto del Tronto, 15 March 2016 – (Press Ciclismo RCS Sport)The Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) is the winner of Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport by just one second over the UCI Road World Champion, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff). Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick Step) secured third in the G.C.
The final stage was won by Fabian Cancellara (Trek – Segafredo) ahead of Johan Le Bon (FDJ) and Tony Martin (Etixx – Quick Step).
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION PODIUM
1 – Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) in 20h 42′ 22″
2 – Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) at 1″
3 – Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick Step) at 23″
Maglia Azzurra (blue), general classification leader, sponsored by NamedSport – Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team)
Maglia Rossa (red), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Bora – Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)
Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by CSM – Cesare Benedetti (Bora – Argon 18)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Selle Italia – Bob Jungels (Etixx – Quick Step)
1 – Fabian Cancellara (Trek – Segafredo) – 10.1km in 11’ 08”, average speed 54.431km/h
2 – Johan Le Bon (FDJ) a 13″
3 – Tony Martin (Etixx – Quick Step) a 15″
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the Maglia Azzurra said: “One second is not a lot but it’s enough for me to win. It was not my best time trial today but I’m happy that this one second is my side. I never thought I’d win Tirreno-Adriatico and I did it, almost 40 years after my compatriot Roger de Vlaeminck. It’s amazing to win this race”.
The stage winner, Fabian Cancellara, said: “I rode it flat out from the gun as I usually do. I didn’t ride too much this morning because I needed all my body to push the pedals this afternoon. It might have looked easy but it was hard to ride along the sea. This is my fourth win at San Benedetto del Tronto and also my fourth victory of the year. It makes me happy. I even come out of this Tirreno-Adriatico in a better shape than I started it”.