Viviani beats Sagan in the sprint of the third stage

The Italian imposed his point of speed to beat the Slovakian, who this year has only one victory at the moment, in the Tour Down Under.


Italian cyclist Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) has passed a Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and the victory has been pointed to the sprint on the third day of the Tirreno-Adriatico, which has left no changes in the general classification, what the British Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) continues to wear the leader's 'Azure Maglia'. After the victory in the second stage of the Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe, the team Deceuninck-Quick Step triumphed again in Foligno, the end point of a long and flat stage of 226 kilometers with starting point in Pomarance.

After a breakaway of five units aborted by the peloton, the teams of the main sprinters took control in the last kilometers and put on the first sprint in the current edition of the 'Race of the Two Seas'. In the twisty arrival in the streets of Foligno, Sagan was the first to launch the sprint, but the three-time world champion, still far from his best form (only takes a victory in 2019, in the Down Under) , not he could hold the push of Viviani, who passed him in the last corner and ended up winning with much superiority.

In this way, the reigning Italian champion achieved his fourth victory of the season and first of his career in the Tirreno-Adriatico, which did not register variations in the noble positions of the general classification. Yates maintains the lead at the same time as his partner Brent Bookwalter (Mitchelton-Scott) and seven seconds ahead of Primo Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma) .

This Saturday will be held the fourth of the seven stages that make up the race, a 221-kilometer route between Foligno and Fossombrone. The end of the day will be a final circuit of 9.2 kilometers that will be covered twice and will have maximum peaks of unevenness of 19 percent.



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