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Team News | 07.03.2023

Second stage at Tirreno-Adriatico ends with expected bunch sprint

Even some crosswinds were expected in the beginning of the stage, the race was under control the whole day. Five riders went clear from the bunch early but had no chance against the sprinter teams. In the end all came down to a bunch sprint in Follonica where F. Jakobsen was the fastest. Jordi Meeus crossed the line in ninth place. 



01       F. Jakobsen            5:06:33

02       J. Philipsen             + 0:00

03       F. Gaviria                + 0:00

09       J. Meeus                + 0:00


From the finish line

“It was an easy day, and everybody was focused on the finale. When everybody is getting fresh like this into a bunch sprint, it is super hectic. Also today it was really tricky. Nico brought me up once, which was great and on the last kilometer, I had to choose a wheel. In the end I was boxed in on the left and had no chance to start my sprint.” – Jordi Meeus

“We don’t have a real lead-out here and even Jordi is quite good in finding his way almost alone, it is of course super difficult when other teams take on the finale from the front. I think Nico did a good job and Jordi simply had no chance when he was stuck on the left side. But everybody came home safe, so nothing to complain about.” – Enrico Gasparotto, Sports Director

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