Almost 5 hours of race along the 204 km in the heart of Italy before the expected final sprint that sow the victory of the World Champion, the Slovak Peter Sagan.
“Immediately after the start some riders attacked and I was the last one to join the breakaway – explained Andrei Grivko after the finish – we were seven guys at the front and kept a good speed all along the stage but unfortunately the teams of the sprinters did not gave us much ‘space’…”.
“We weren’t lucky even because the bunch came back on us just few kms before the race route was turning and wind became behind the shoulders – said the Ukrainian of the Astana Pro Team – in case we could have arrived with a small gap in this final part of the stage, I’m sure we could had had some more chances to join the finish line but it went so and that’s it.”
“The important thing is that our captain Fabio Aru concluded the stage at the front and safe from any risk, focusing on tomorrow's uphill finish on Terminillo climb” concluded Grivko.
Tomorrow's fourth stage of the Tirreno – Adriatico is the “Queen Stage” of this edition: from Montalto di Castro to Terminillo there will be 187 km including the GPM to La Colonnetta at km 57 of race and, above all, the uphill final climb to 1675 mt on sea level of the Terminillo.
This final could be really decisive for the GC of the entire week of race.
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