Tirreno-Adriatico 2023: Roglic completes hattrick in Osimo

Primoz Roglic ta - Tirreno-Adriatico 2023: Roglic completes hattrick in Osimofoto: Cor VosPrimoz Roglic powers to his third consecutive victory in a compelling finale in Osimo. The Slovene virtually seals his overall triumph, while João Almeida and Tao Geoghegan Hart round out the podium. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage 2023 Tirreno-Adriatico

1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Tao Geoghegan Hart (gbr) s.t.
3. João Almeida (por) s.t.
4. Enric Mas (spa) s.t.
5. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.03
6. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 0.05
7. Hugh Carthy (gbr) s.t.
8. Michael Woods (can) s.t.
9. Tom Pidcock (gbr) + 0.20
10. Wout van Aert (bel) s.t.

12. Lennard Kämna (ger) + 0.20
23. Thibaut Pinot (fra) s.t.
20. Damiano Caruso (ita)+ 0.39
23. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) s.t.
24. Brandon McNulty (usa) + 0.52
25. Jai Hindley Aus) + 1.13
74. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 14.52

GC after stage 6
1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. João Almeida (por) + 0.18
3. Tao Geoghegan Hart (gbr) + 0.23
4. Lennard Kämna (ger) + 0.34
5. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 0.37
6. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.41
7. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.56
8. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 0.57
9. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 1.10
10. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 1.11

Race report
The route climbs from the start and several riders try jump clear in the ascent towards Recanati. Eight of them succeed: Robert Stannard, Nikias Arndt, Filippo Magli, Sven Erik Bystrøm, Krists Neilands, Valerio Conti, Alexander Konychev, Quinn Simmons, while Mathieu van der Poel tracks them down. The peloton is not overly happy with that and the break is chased down.

The remains remains bunched for quite a while, but after roughly one hour 11 riders are given a leash. Gianni Vermeersch, Nikias Arndt, Davide Bais, Mike Teunissen, Georg Zimmermann, Krists Neilands, Casper Pedersen, Clément Russo, Alessandro De Marchi, Valentin Ferron and Quinn Simmons open a 3 minutes gap.

The gap has fallen below 1 minute inside the last 60 kilometres when Arndt waits for his team mate Buitrago, who attacks from the peloton. The two rejoin the lead group and attack later on.

Goof effort, but the pelotons overhauls the attackers inside the last 40 kilometres. Van Aert takes control and he keeps on pushing to decimate the peloton. Meanwhile Kelderman hits the deck.

Guillaume Martin attacks with 28 kilometres remaining. Vlasov, Aranburu and Verona go with him. The four put 30 seconds into the GC group before they are caught with 5 kilometres to go.

Then Landa accelerates and Almeida, Carthy and Roglic are the first to react. Other GC contenders bridge acroos later and some 20 riders approach the last climb. Woods opens, but he is reeled in just before the flamme rouge. It comes down to Mas, Geoghegan Hart, Almeida and Roglic. The race leader is in perfect control and he uses his sprint power to perfection to bring home the stage win for the third day in a row.

Another interesting read: route 6th stage 2023 Tirreno-Adriatico.

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