Jasper Philipsen made the most of a massive leadout from teammate Mathieu van der Poel to take the victory on stage 3 at Tirreno Adriatico. The Belgian was borderline uncontested over the line and Van der Poel had enough to sit up and celebrate with his arms in the air. The leadout was so strong that Phil Bauhaus was the only rider able to stay on Philipsen’s wheel with everyone else playing catch up. Biniam Grmay finished 4th for Intermarché-Circus-wanty.
A relatively quiet stage sparked into life with around 7km to go as splits appeared in the peloton almost out of nowhere. It was led by Jumbo-Visma who powered along with Van Aert and Roglic. It took a big effort from the peloton to neutralise it and also weakened sprint trains and more. Soudal Quick-Step spent a good chunk of time at the front but their sprinter Fabio Jakobsen was actually much further behind trying to play catch up. That effort seemed to remove some of his final kick.
Filippo Ganna retains the race lead after finishing safely in the bunch.
“It’s always nice to win but it’s even nicer after a team effort like today’s. My team-mates told there was a possibility of crosswinds in the finale so I was up there. It feels good to get the first win of the team for this year but we knew it was gonna come soon. Mathieu van der Poel’s lead out made it easier for me to get the win”.Jasper Philipsen
“I did not see the split but I managed to be at the front with my team-mates. It eventually came down to another sprint and I’m still in the lead. We’ll see how we work it out tomorrow”.Filippo Ganna
2023 Tirreno Adriatico Stage 3 result
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