News | Paris-Nice | Tirreno-Adriatico • March 15, 2019
Gaviria sprints to third in Tirreno-Adriatico
In France at Paris-Nice, Kristoff ninth despite crash
Bunch sprint closes stage three of Tirreno-Adriatico, from Pomarance to Foligno, with Fernando Gaviria fighting to third at the end of 226kms.
Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) won the stage ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Gaviria.
“I had good legs in the sprint, I was able to push up to the front well, but I came up against two faultless riders,” Gaviria said. “I made a small mistake in positioning and in that time the sprint began, it’s too bad because I wanted to repay the work done by the team. The best thing of the day was the good feelings that I had after a stage of 200 kilometres.”
Adam Yates will wear the leader’s jersey in the fourth stage, 221km from Foligno to Fossombrone, with two climbs in the last 20 kilometres up the Cappuccini, which ramps up to 19%.
Stage 3 results
1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-Quick Step 5h26’45”
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-hansgrohe s.t.
3 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
General classification after stage 3
1 Adam Yates (Gbr) Mitchelton-Scott 10h37’19”
2 Brent Bookwalter (USA) Mitchelton-Scott s.t.
3 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 7″
22 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 1’19”
In France, Alexander Kristoff had to fight back to sprint to ninth.
He closed the sixth stage of Paris-Nice, Peyniers-Brignoles, 176.5 km, after being involved in a crash with the group at 12km out.
Kristoff had to chase down the others after changing his bike. He still had the energy to get a top 10 behind stage winner Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe).
Diego Ulissi, suffering with intestinal problems, quit the race.