Tirreno-Adriatico 2019: Fuglsang solos to victory, Yates still leader

The 5th stage in the Tirreno-Adriatico has been named 'la tappa dei muri' - or, Race of the Walls. Jakob Fuglsang solos to victory, while Adam Yates extends his GC lead ahead of Primoz Roglic. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Tirreno-Adriatico 2019
1. Jakob Fuglsang (den)
2. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.40
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.56
4. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 1.39
5. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 1.53
6. Wout Poels (nld) + 1.57
7. Mads Pedersen (den) + 2.09
8. Alexis Vuillermoz (fra) + 2.12
9. Tiesj Benoot (bel) s.t.
10. Simon Clarke (aus) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Adam Yates (gbr)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.25
3. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 0.35
4. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 1.55
5. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 2.34
6. Wout Poels (nld) + 2.39
7. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 2.46
8. Sam Oomen (nld) + 2.58
9. Simon Clarke (aus) + 3.03
10. Rui Costa (por) + 3.26

Race report
Daniel Oss, Edoardo Zardini, Nathan Van Hooydonck, Tom Van Asbroeck, Tosh Van Der Sande, Nico Denz, Ivan Rovny, Mads Pedersen, Jorge Arcas and Davide Gabburo open up a gap, while Steve Morabito, Julien Simon and Giovanni Visconti rejoin them after a long chase. The thirteen carve out a maximum gap of more than 8 minutes.

With two local laps left the front group is down to Pedersen, Denz, Gabburo and Zardini.

The GC group accelerates inside the last 30 kilometres and Jakob Fuglsang attacks on the penultimate haul up on the wall-like climb to the line. He rejoins Pedersen and Gabburo shortly after the penultimate passage on the line. Denz also regains contact.

Fugsang goes alone, while Yates strikes on a climb with 11 kilometres remaining. He drops Roglic, but the Slovenian makes it back to Yates’ wheel.

On the last climb Yates strikes again to leave Roglic behind. While Fuglsang solos to victory the race leader expands his bonus over the runner-up with 16 seconds. Fuglsang moves up to third place, 35 seconds down on the lead jersey.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage Tirreno-Adriatico 2019.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 stage 5: route, elevation, more

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Jakob Fuglsang

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