Tirreno-Adriatico 2022: Sprint triumph Ewan, Ganna still leader

Caleb ewan ta - Tirreno-Adriatico 2022: Sprint triumph Ewan, Ganna still leaderimage: Cor VosThe 3rd stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico comes down to a bunch sprint in the streets of Terni. Caleb Ewan outguns Arnaud Démare and young Olav Kooij in a cobbled sprint. Filippo Ganna keeps the GC lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 3rd stage 2022 Tirreno-Adriatico

1. Caleb Ewan (aus)
2. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
3. Olav Kooij (nld) s.t.
4. Nacer Bouhanni (fra) s.t.
5. Tim Merlier (bel) s.t.
6. Pascal Ackermann (ger) s.t.
7. Phil Bauhaus (ger) s.t.
8. Simone Consonni (ita) s.t.
9. Elia Viviani (ita) s.t.
10. Matteo Moschetti (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 3
1. Filippo Ganna (ita)
2. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.11
3. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 0.14
4. Kasper Asgreen (den) + 0.24
5. Alex Dowsett (gbr) + 0.25
6. Thymen Arensman (nld) + 0.28
7. Tobias Ludvigsson (swe) + 0.32
8. Jos van Emden (nld) + 0.33
9. Mikkel Bjerg (den) + 0.39
10. Matteo Sobrero (ita) s.t.

Race report
A breakaway of six takes shape early on. Luca Rastelli, Edoardo Zardini, Davide Bais, Taco van der Hoorn, Mattia Bais and Mirco Maestri carve out a lead of 6 minutes before the peloton takes control.

UAE Emirates brings the attackers with 48 kilometres remaining before Tadej Pogacar gains a time bonus of 3 seconds in the intermediate sprint 20 kilometres later. The Slovene pushes on with Marc Soler and Julian Alaphilippe, while Tao Geoghegan Hart bridges across.

The quartet opens up a gap of 30 seconds, but they are caught 10 kilometres before the line.

The technical finale in Terni leads onto a cobbled home straight. Arnaud Démare opens the sprint with gusto, but Caleb Ewan overhauls the Frenchman to take a commanding victory, whil young Olav Kooij finishes in third.

The positioning on GC remains unchanged, with Ganna in the lead and Evenepoel and Pogacar second and third. Yet, the gap between the latter two is only 3 seconds after Pogacar’s intermediate sprint coup.

Another interesting read: route 3rd stage 2022 Tirreno-Adriatico.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2022 stage 3: route, profiles, more

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