Van der Poel Show

The Dutchman was the strongest in the arrival in which he entered with his arms crossed as a sign of his superiority. Van Aert, at his wheel to maintain the lead.


Mathieu van der Poel won the Tirreno-Adriatico third stage with astonishing superiority. The Dutchman made another show of power, this time sprinting, but also intelligence and positioning to score a magnificent victory against his arch-enemy Wot van Aert. Because the Alpecin, in addition to his fantastic form, this time took advantage of the fact that Van Aert closed the gap with a Stybar who wanted to surprise in the last meters. Van der Poel, at his wheel, surpassed that of the Jumbo, which nevertheless maintains the leadership of the Tirreno Adriatico.

A test, the Italian one, which in its three stages has seen how the three cyclists have won perhaps more in the form of the peloton: Van Aert, Alaphilippe and Van der Poel. Upon arrival at Gualdo Tadino, the three were again in the fight. Alaphilippe more in the background, who saw how the attempt of his teammate Stybar could be good and that Ballerini could be a better trick to sprint. The acceleration of the Czech forced Van Aert to squeeze himself, which Van der Poel took advantage of to win and mount his show with a celebration in which, perhaps stung by how he lost the day before against Alaphilippe, he crossed his arms. An arrival in which Iván García Cortina, despite going to the ground on the stage due to a hitch, also played his cards and was seventh.This Saturday, two specials

A day in which the day's break had no options, and the arrivals had a good opportunity that, a priori, this Saturday will be more complicated. Because the high mountains reach Tirreno with a stage with two special category passes: Cappannelle (13.8 km at 4.5%) at 40 km from the finish line and Prati di Tivo (14.7 at 7%) as a high finish . A day in which pure climbers must shine and there is hope that Mikel Landa, who has shown a good moment and is fourth overall, will play his cards.

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