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Primoz Roglic takes the Tirrè-Adrític, Jasper Philipsen with the last sprint

EFE · Road Competition · 03/12/2023

The Slovenian cyclist Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) was crowned this Sunday as the field of a 58th edition of the Tirrè-Adrític that dominates with three consecutive partial victories, in the most demanding routes, and that concludes with the victory in the sprint of the Belgian Jacob Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), in the last stage.

The even final sprint in which Philipsen managed to impose his pedaling in front of the Dutch Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco-AIUIa) and the Italian Alberto Dainese (DSM) put an end to a race of the two Mars that already had a duo, a Primoz Roglic throughout the week he has shown that he is back to his best level, registering a triple of victories that earned him to keep the Maglia Azzurra in this last stage.

A stage in which the escape of eight cyclists, Zoccarato (Green Project Bardiani), Fortunat (Eolo-Kometa), Mikkel Honor (EF Education-EasyPost), Ferron (TotalEnergies), Armirail (Groupama-FDJ), Kluckers (Tudor) , Peters (Ag2r-Citroen) and Vandenabeele (DSM) wrecked in the last five laps of a circuit of almost 15 flat kilometers.

The sprinters were placed in front of the rider, trying to gain the best gap to be ready for the launch. In these, the Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen (Soudal-Quick Step), one of the favorites to fight for the victory in the final meters, lost meters and was out of the fight early.

The Dutchman Mathieu Van Der Poel launched the sprint and, exactly as it happened in last Wednesday’s stage, Philipsen took advantage of the good work of his teammate to continue with the launch and overcome a Groenewegen who held on practically wheel to wheel .

It is the second time that the Slovenian talent has won this competition, the first being in 2019. A competition that was not part of the plans of a Roglic who signs up at the last minute with the doubts that existed about his physical condition after of the fall he suffered in the Tour of Spain.

I appeared the protagonist in the three big stages of the week and left the work done to go unnoticed in the last one and not be forced to force the machinery. Having won the Tyrrhenian-Adriatic, Roglic is now targeting the Giro d’Italia.

Completing the podium in the general classification were Portuguese Joao Almeida (UAE Emirates), second; and the British Teo Geoghean (Ineos Grenadiers), third. Spaniards Enric Mas (Movistar) and Mikel Landa were sixth and seventh, respectively, being the only Spaniards in the top-10.

Primoz Roglic succeeded the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, winner of the previous edition and who this year prefers to compete in the Paris-Nice, in the Tyrrhenian-Adriatic crown.

Video of the last kilometer

Classifications [Clasificaciones completas]

Classification of the stage:

1. Jasper Philipsen (BEL/Alpecin-Deceuninck) – 3:32:36
2. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/Jayco-AlUla) – mt
3. Alberto Dainese (ITA/DSM) – mt
4. Phil Bauhaus (GER/Bahrain-Victorious) – mt
5. Simone Consonni (ITA/Cofidis) – mt
6. Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA/Israel-Premier Tech) – mt
7. Jordi Meeus (BEL/Bora-Hansgrohe) – mt
8. Clement Russo (FRA/Arka-Samsic) – mt
9. Luca Colnaghi (ITA/Green Project-Bardiani CSF) – mt
10. Fernando Gaviria (COL/Movistar) – mt

General classification:

1. Primoz Roglic (SLO/Jumbo-Visma) – 28:38:57
2. Joo Almeida (PER/UAE Emirates) at 0:18
3. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBR/Ineos Grenadiers) in 0:23
4. Lennard Kmna (GER/Bora-Hansgrohe) at 0:34
5. Giulio Ciccone (ITA/Trek-Segafredo) at 0:37
6. Enric Mas (ESP/Movistar) at 0:41
7. Mikel Landa (ESP/Bahrain-Victorious) at 0:56
8. Hugh Carthy (GBR/EF-EasyPost) at 0:57
9. Aleksandr Vlasov (RUS/Bora-Hansgrohe) at 1:10
10. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/Groupama-FDJ) at 1:11

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    • Are we watching the same race? Roglic is overrated. Philipsen was the real star, pushing him to the edge. Roglics sprint was nothing special. I expected more from someone hailed as a beast.

    • Yeah, Roglics performance was impressive, no doubt. But lets not forget the controversies surrounding his teams tactics. Winning isnt everything if it comes at the cost of fair play. #sportsmanshipmatters

    • Yeah, Roglic was impressive, no doubt. But lets not forget that cycling is a team sport, and his teammates played a huge role in his success. Its not just about one rider dominating, its about the collective effort.

    • Are you blind or just ignorant? Philipsens performance was mediocre at best. Ive seen faster sprints in my sleep. #OverratedFinish

    • I agree, Roglic was impressive, but lets not overlook Philipsens sprint. It was electrifying and definitely added an extra thrill to the race. Both riders deserve recognition for their incredible performances. #ThrillingFinish

  1. Wow, what a finish! Roglic showed his dominance, but Philipsen gave him a run for his money. Incredible!

    • Are we watching the same race? Roglics dominance was clear from the start. Philipsen may have put up a fight, but lets not kid ourselves. Roglic is on another level. Incredible? Maybe for Philipsen, but not for Roglic.

    • Are you serious? Roglic is overrated and Philipsen was lucky to even be in the mix. The real talent was nowhere to be seen. Dont believe the hype.

    • Hmm, I guess we have different definitions of beast. I think Roglic is good, but lets not go overboard here. The sprint finish was exciting, but lets not forget about the other riders who put up a good fight too.

    • Are we watching the same race? Roglic choked under pressure, plain and simple. He couldnt handle it when it mattered most. #TeamAnyoneButRoglic

  2. Wow, Roglics performance in the Tirrè-Adrític was mind-blowing! Did you see that sprint by Philipsen? Incredible!

    • I agree, Roglics performance was impressive, but lets not forget the other riders who gave their all. Philipsens sprint was good, but there were many other incredible moments too. Its not all about one rider.

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