Viviani beats Sagan on the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico

Elia Viviani (Deuceninck-Quick-Step) edged out Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) and Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) in the final sprint

Viviani beats Sagan on the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico

“It was a chaotic sprint,” said Viviani who gave his team a second win after Julian Alaphilippe won on Thursday. “Even the general classification riders were fighting for position to avoid losing any time. "

“I lost my two lead-out guys but we always have a spare one and, this time, it was Zdenek Stybar. He put me on a good wheel and that was Peter Sagan’s.”

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) holds the leader’s blue jersey.

“It’s been a long day but the sprinters’ teams wanted to control,” said Yates. “We sat behind them and I tried to save energy. Tomorrow is not as hard as stage 5 but it could still be decisive.”

Saturday’s hilly fourth stage covers 221km from Foligno to Fossombrone.

2019 Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3 Top 10

1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 5:26:45
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
3 Fernando Gaviria (Col) UAE Team Emirates
4 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Dimension Data
5 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto Soudal
6 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Israel Cycling Academy
7 Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
8 Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
9 Davide Ballerini (Ita) Astana Pro Team
10 Luca Pacioni (Ita) Neri Sottoli–Selle Italia–KTM

2019 Tirreno-Adriatico General classification after stage 3

1 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 10:37:19
2 Brent Bookwalter (USA) Mitchelton-Scott
3 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:07
4 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
5 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:00:22
6 Sam Oomen (Ned) Team Sunweb
7 Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb
8 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:27
9 Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky 0:00:47
10 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Team Sky

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Mar 15 2019 - NEWS: Viviani beats Sagan on the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico