Tadej Pogacar has secured the Tirreno-Adriatico crown after a final stage time trial won by Wout van Aert.
It was a fine effort from Jumbo-Visma's Van Aert, who inflicted the first TT defeat on Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) in over a year, with the Italian eventually finishing third, 11 seconds off the pace. Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ) was second, six seconds behind Van Aert.
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It was the Belgian's second stage win of the Italian event, which he finishes as runner up, just over a minute behind Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) in the GC standings.
Pogacar, who finished fourth in the time trial, a further second behind Ganna, will be taking home the blue (GC), green (mountains) and white (young rider classification) jerseys.
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Van Aert finishes top of the points classification.
Pogacar said after sealing his title: “It’s been a hard week of racing.
"This is one of the most prestigious one-week races so I’m really happy to get the win. I felt the hard week in the legs today but I’m happy with my ride. Now I’ll take a rest and build up towards Basque Country.”
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|1||Tadej Pogacar||UAE Team Emirates||26:36:17|
|2||Wout van Aert||Jumbo-Visma||0:01:03|
|3||Mikel Landa||Bahrain Victorious||0:03:57|
|4||Egan Bernal||Ineos Grenadiers||0:04:13|
Stage 7 Results
|1||Wout van Aert||Jumbo-Visma||0:11:06|
|3||Filippo Ganna||Ineos Grenadiers||0:00:11|
|4||Tadej Pogacar||UAE Team Emirates||0:00:12|
|6||Alberto Bettiol||EF Education-Nippo||0:00:18|
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