Tirreno-Adriatico 2016: Super Stybar - stage win and leaders jersey

At 207 kilometres, stage 2 in the Tirreno-Adriatico is decided in a finger licking finale. After an attack just under the top of the steep closing climb Zdenek Stybar solos to victory in the last 2.8 kilometers. The Czech is the new leader on the Tirreno-Adriatico. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Tirreno-Adriatico

1. Zdenek Stybar (cze)
2. Peter Sagan (svk) + 0.01
3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.
4. Simon Clarke (aus) s.t.
5. Alejandro Valverde (spa) s.t.
6. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
7. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) s.t.
8. Tiesj Benoot (bel) s.t.
9. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) s.t.
10. Gianluca Brambilla (ita) s.t.

11. Wout Poels (nld) s.t.
14. Roman Kreuziger (cze) s.t.
15. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
17. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
19. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.
31. Thibaut Pinot (fra) s.t.
84. Joaquim Rodriguez (spa) + 3.01

GC after stage 2
1. Zdenek Stybar (cze)
2. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.09
3. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
4. Damiano Caruso (ita) s.t.
5. Daniel Oss (ita) s.t.
6. Gianluca Brambilla (ita) + 0.11
7. Bob Jungels (lux) s.t.
8. Peter Sagan (svk) + 0.14
9. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 0.18
10. Sebastien Reichenbach (swi) s.t.

Race report
Shortly after the Giorgio Cecchinel, Simone Andreetta, Cesare Benedetti, Lluís Mas, Nikolay Mihaylov and Federico Zurlo jump of the front of the peloton. They race to a maximum lead 6’55”. With 100 kilometres done the peloton start to real them in and with 9 kilometres the escapees are brought back.

It all boils down to the steep closing with sectors at 18%. Just under the top Stybar attacks and in the rolling section 2.8 kilometres he holds to it for dear life. Despite a late attack by Nibali Stybar brings the stage win home. Thanks to the 10 bonus seconds for the winner he is the new leader.

Tirreno Adriatico 2016 stage 2: Route maps, height profile, and more

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Zdenek Stybar

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