Primož Roglič wins 3 in a row at Tirreno Adriatico

Primoz Roglic Tirreno Adriatico 2023

Primož Roglič has won 3 stages in a row at Tirreno Adriatico, continuing the run from yesterday’s stage, a race the Slovenian went into with limited expectations. He finished ahead of a resurgent Tao Geoghegan Hart and Joao Almeida. Lennard Kämna lost time and slipped to 4th in GC with Almeida now in 2nd ahead of Geoghegan Hart by a handful of seconds. Primož Roglič extended his GC lead to 18″ thanks to the bonus seconds for winning today’s stage. He now looks set to win his 2nd Tirreno Adriatico GC crown.

A cheeky move from Alexsandr Vlasov in the final 30km looked like it might take the leader’s jersey off Roglič but they were ultimately caught before the penultimate climb and that helped take the pressure off the GC battle. Vlasov’s move was a counter to an original move made by Primož Roglič ‘s teammate Wout van Aert. The finishing circuit featured repeated ascents of the cobbled 1.5km Muro di Osimo that averaged a steep 13.2%. A tough late test.

Mikel Landa made a move on the climb but it was closed marked by Primož Roglič, with Joao Almeida and Enric Mas also attentive. Bora-Hansgrohe struggled however with their trio of Kämna, Vlasov and Jai Hindley all dropped from the lead group. With a group of 8 going under the red kite, Roglič feigned his sprint and then took the wheels as others came through. From there, he launched for a comfortable win.

“This is a wonderful victory. I didn’t expect to be fighting for the win this week. I’m just enjoying being back on the bike in competition. It was a tough day with a lot of attacks. The team did an excellent job of controlling the race. As a result, I was able to finish it off at the end. You can make many plans beforehand, but ultimately your legs will determine how well you perform. Luckily I had strong legs today.”

Primož Roglič

2023 Tirreno Adriatico Stage 6 result

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