Tirreno-Adriatico 2017: Sagan powers to victory, Dennis new leader

peter sagan 2017 - Tirreno-Adriatico 2017: Sagan powers to victoryStage 3 in the Tirreno-Adriatico runs to a false flat arrival in Montalto di Castro. Peter Sagan sprints to victory and Rohan Dennis is the new leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage Tirreno-Adriatico

1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
3. Jürgen Roelandts (bel) s.t.
4. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
5. Luka Mezgec (slo) s.t.
6. Rick Zabel (ger) s.t.
7. Andrea Palini (ita) s.t.
8. Roberto Ferrari (ita) s.t.
9. Georg Preidler (aut) s.t.
10. Ramon Sinkeldam (nld) s.t.

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

12. 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
20. Fabio Aru (ita) + 0.54
25. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 0.57
30. Rui Costa (por) + 1.08
32. Rafal Majka (pol) + 1.10
34. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 1.19
36. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 1.22
37. Simon Spilak (slo) + 1.35
39. Michal Kwiatkowski (pol) + 1.41

Race report
Straight from the gun a group of seven riders breaks clear. Alexis Gougeard, Andrej Grivko, Mirco Maestri, Luca Wackermann, Iuri Filosi, Kohei Uchima and Mattia Frappo race to a lead of almost 4 minutes.

Filosi is the last rider to be reeled in with 20 kms remaining.

A crash in the finale takes down Gaviria and in the ensuing sprint nobody can touch Peter Sagan. Two bike lengths victory.

Read about the route of the 3rd stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico 2017.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 stage 3: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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