Cycling | Simon Yates and Geraint Thomas, British double in the Tirreno

The Tirreno-Adriatico was one of the most important tests for the next Giro d’Italia which starts on October 3. In the race, that shared a calendar with the Tour, there was a high number of runners that will later participate in the Italian round, some of them will even remain in transalpine lands until then. There were several prominent names after eight days of competition. The first is Simon Yates, since the Briton from Mitchelton took over the general classification. He withstood Geraint Thomas on the final stage, a 10.1 kilometer time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto in which a specialist was imposed, the local Filippo Ganna, Thomas’ partner, who completed the course in 10:42 minutes (an average of 56 km / h) and was able to put 18 seconds to the next classified, the Belgian Victor Campenaerts.

Stage classification

Thomas demonstrates in this way, and even more so after Bernal’s performance in the Tour de France, that could have had a hole in the Ineos for the French career. However, the directors left the Colombian as the only leader, a risky bet despite being the current winner of the test. It did not go well and Thomas will fight in the Giro, which at the moment it seems that he will reach a good level. On the last day he started third in the general classification, but in the fight against the clock he overtook the Polish Majka and put a Yates in some difficulties that also will go with everything to the Giro, a test that he fondled in 2018 before his passing out in the third week.

General ranking

As for other of the proper names that aim to be protagonists and fight for the Corsa Rosa, highlights how far Fuglsang (14th) and Nibali (19th) have been from the lead. Froome, who will go to the Vuelta in principle, finished more than an hour behind Yates (91º). Among the Spaniards, the first of them in the general classification was Víctor de la Parte (15th), while Héctor Carretero, from Movistar, won the classification of the Mountain. For Yates, this victory in ‘The race of the two seas’ is his second victory of a stage race after the 2018 Vuelta. Before starting the final stage, the CCC team retired its riders Lukasz Wisniowski and Szymon Sajnok on suspicion of a possible case of coronavirus within the team.

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