Tirreno-Adriatico 2020: Ackermann cements lead with second consecutive sprint victory

Pascal Ackermann 2020 - Tirreno-Adriatico 2020: Ackermann cements lead with second consecutive sprint victoryPascal Ackermann sprints to triumph in the 2nd stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico. Fernando Gaviria and Rick Zabel finish in second and third, while the strong German extends his GC lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Tirreno-Adriatico

1. Pascal Ackermann (ger)
2. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
3. Rick Zabel (ger) s.t.
4. Davide Ballerini (ita) s.t.
5. Tim Merlier (bel) s.t.
6. Davide Cimolai (ita) s.t.
7. Lorrenzo Manzin (ita) s.t.
8. Luca Pacioni (ita) s.t.
9. Florian Vermeersch (bel) s.t.
10. Mike Teunissen (nld) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Pascal Ackermann (ger)
2. Fernando Gaviria (col) + 0.08
3. Magnus Cort (den) + 0.16
4. Rick Zabel (ger) s.t.
5. Davide Cimolai (ita) + 0.17
6. Lorrenzo Manzin (ita) s.t.
7. Imerio Cima (ita) + 0.18
8. Silvan Dillier (swi) + 0.19
9. Florian Sénéchal (fra) + 0.20
10. Luca Pacioni (ita) s.t.

Race report
Bouchard, Bagioli, Orsini, Canola and Zardini open up a gap of more than 5 minutes before the peloton takes them on a leash.

Orsini is the last remaining attacker when the riders enter the final lap of 22.4 kilometres lap in Follinica. With 15 kilometres left the 25-year old Italian is brought back.

In the ensuing sprint Ackermann outguns Gaviria with a handful of millimetres, just like yesterday, although the sprint itself was totally different. Yet, the two Giro contenders are on fire, which is good news ahead of the Giro d’Italia.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2020 Tirreno-Adriatico.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2020 stage 2: routes, profiles, more

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