Tirreno-Adriatico 2017: Geraint Thomas soloes to victory, Van Avermaet new leader

geraint thomas - Tirreno-Adriatico 2017: Geraint Thomas soloes to victory, Van Avermaet new leaderThe route of stage 2 in the Tirreno-Adriatico amounts to 228 kilometres. The finish is at the top of a 12 kilometres climb with the last 2 kilometres averaging 4.7%. Geraint Thomas attacks with 5 kilometres to go and soloes to victory. Greg Van Avermaet is the new overall leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Tirreno-Adriatico 2017

1. Geraint Thomas (gbr)
2. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 0.09
3. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
4. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) s.t.
5. Francesco Gavazzi (ita) s.t.
6. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) s.t.
7. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.
8. Rohan Dennis (aus) s.t.
9. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
10. Simon Clarke (aus) s.t.

GC after 2nd stage
1. Greg Van Avermaet (bel)
2. Rohan Dennis (aus) s.t.
3. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
4. Damiano Caruso (ita) s.t.
5. Niki Terpstra (nld) + 0.16
6. Bob Jungels (lux) s.t.
7. Nairo Quintana (col) + 0.21
8. Daniel Moreno (ita) s.t.
9. Sebastien Reichenbach (swi) s.t.
10. Jonathan Castroviesjo (spa) s.t.

11. Thibaut Pinot (fra) s.t.
13. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.24
15. Robert Gesink (nld) + 0.39
16. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 0.49
19. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.52
24. Fabio Aru (ita) + 0.54
25. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 0.57
31. Rui Costa (por) + 1.08
32. Rafal Majka (pol) + 1.10
34. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 1.19
37. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 1.22
38. Simon Spilak (slo) + 1.35
40. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) + 1.41
41. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.

Race report
Shortly after the start a Hugo Houle, Davide Ballerini, Raffaello Bonusi, Mirco Maestri, Alan Marangoni and Charles Planet jump clear. They race to a maximum advantage of almost 6 minutes, yet the escapees are caught with 27 kms remaining.

With 5 kms left Geraint Thomas goes on the attack and he soloes to victory. Tom Dumoulin doesn’t manage to chase the Welshman down and finishes in second, a few metres ahead of Peter Sagan, who outsprints the pack. Greg Van Avermaet comes in fourth to take the leaders jersey.

Read about the route of the 2nd stage in the 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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