News | Paris-Nice | Tirreno-Adriatico March 10, 2021

Gaviria 3rd in Tirreno opener as McNulty climbs high in France

McNulty sits as best young rider and 3rd on GC

Fernando Gaviria got off to a promising start on the first stage of Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy. The opening stage started and finished in Lido Di Camaiore (156km) and ended in a massed sprint which was won by the Belgian Wout Van Aert (Jumbo Visma).


Tomorrow the race continues and takes the riders from Camaiore to Chiusdino (202k) which
will be a day for the punchers and climbers.


Gaviria: “The guys did a good job to get me into a good position, but we arrived at the front just maybe a little bit too early and Van Aert got the kick. My form is getting back to where I want it and we’ll take confidence from this first sprint with the aim to get an even better result next time .”
Meanwhile in Paris-Nice Brandon McNulty climbed his way up to third place on GC and into the leaders jersey of the youth classification on stage 4 from Chalon-sur-Saône to Chiroubles (187.6k).



McNulty finished 14th on the stage in the group of favourites at 21’’ behind winner and new race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).


Stage 5 will take the riders from Vienne to Bollène (200.2k) and be one for the sprinters or the late attackers, with a couple of punchy climbs in the final 35km.
McNulty: “It was a very intense day. My legs were really good. I messed up my placing on the last steep kick and had to go into the red a little bit too early but generally I’m happy where my form is right now. I came in to take aim at the GC and so far it’s all going well.”


Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 1 results


1.Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) 3:36:17
2.Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) s.t
3.Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) s.t


Tirreno-Adriatico GC after stage 1


1.Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) 3:36:17
2.Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) +4’’
3.Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) +6’’


Paris-Nice Stage 4 results


1.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) 4:49:36
2.Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-hansgrohe) +12’’
3.Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) s.t
14. Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) +21’’

Paris-Nice GC after Stage 4


1.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo Visma) 13:26:40
2.Maximilian Schachmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) +35’’
3.Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) +37’’