Tirreno-Adriatico 2021: Van Aert sprints to first leader’s jersey

Wout van Aert ta - Tirreno-Adriatico 2021: Van Aert sprints to leader's jerseyimage: Cor VosStage 1 of the Tirreno-Adriatico is played out on virtually flat roads before the home straight is even flatter. Wout van Aert outsprints Caleb Ewan and Fernando Gaviria on the line. The Flemish jack of all trades is the first GC leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Tirreno-Adriatico 2021

1. Wout van Aert (bel)
2. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.
3. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
4. Andrea Vendrame (ita) s.t.
5. Luka Mezgec (slo) s.t.
6. Tim Merlier (bel) s.t.
7. Álvaro Hodeg (col) s.t.
8. Davide Ballerini (ita) s.t.
9. Iván Garcia (spa) s.t.
10. Hugo Hofstetter (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 1
1. Wout van Aert (bel)
2. Caleb Ewan (aus) + 0.04
3. Fernando Gaviria (col) + 0.06
4. Simone Velasco (ita) + 0.07
5. Mattia Bais (ita) + 0.08
6. Andrea Vendrame (ita) + 0.10
7. Luka Mezgec (slo) s.t.
8. Tim Merlier (bel) s.t.
9. Álvaro Hodeg (col) s.t.
10. Davide Ballerini (ita) s.t.

Race report
The six men breakaway, featuring Bakelants, Niv, Bais, Albanese, Rivi and Velasco, opens a gap of 3 minutes.

The first circuit features three climbs to Pitoro. On two occasions Albanese is the first rider over the summit and the Italian takes the KOM jersey.

The remaining attackers – Bais and Rivi – are caught inside the last 11 kilometres.

Van Aert hits out first in the sprint, holding off Ewan who manages to come across with a ultimate dash to the line. Gaviria finishes in third.

Another interesting read: route 1st stage Tirreno-Adriatico 2021.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2021 stage 1: route, profiles, more

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