Van Aert culminates the supremacy of the Jumbo in Tirreno

The Belgian surprised the great specialists in the sprint with good positioning to be the first leader. You can fight for the general.

The stellar Tirreno-Adriatico rolled off with the participation of the latest Tour de France winners: Geraint Thomas, Egan Bernal and Tadej Pogacar. The three took the start of the 56th edition of the Italian cart, among other great names such as Mikel Landa, Simon Yates, Julian Alaphilippe, Mathieu van der Poel or Peter Sagan, but the prominence of the first stage (156 km flat) it was reserved for sprinters. Wout van Aert triumphed with a prodigious sprint that won the double prize of stage victory and the overall lead.

The planned script was fulfilled from the beginning. A few kilometers from the start, six riders opened a gap with the peloton: Mattia Bais (Androni), Jan Bakelants (Intermarché Wanty-Gobert), Guy Niv (Israel Start-Up), Simone Velasco (Gazprom) and the riders from Eolo- Kometa, Vincenzo Albanese and Samuele Rivi, who were seen in the race of their main sponsor as a letter of introduction to the Giro d'Italia. The large group did not allow them to enjoy advantages of more than two minutes, so the adventure of the escapees was at all times under control.In the absence of 11 kilometers, the work of teams such as Cofidis, Lotto Soudal or Deceuninck, among others, ruined the escape to start the sprint on the final circuit of Lido di Camaiore. There the tactical supremacy of the Jumbo-Visma prevailed, which left Van Aert in a privileged position at the moment of starting the sprint. Caleb Ewan and Fernando Gaviria rallied, but did not arrive in time to overtake the Belgian. With this show of power, which joins those he signed in last year's rallies in the Tour de France, Van Aert dons the first leader's jersey and no one in his right mind would be able to rule him out in the fight for the overall . It is endorsed by a favorable route and its ability to adapt to all terrains. This Thursday you have the option of taking another hit on the table with a slope finish, ideal for explosive runners.

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