Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tirreno-Adriatico Over, Next Milan-Sanremo (and Lance!)
The seven stage Tirreno-Adriatico was a very good race with a particularly exciting final stage in which the race was won in dramatic fashion.
At the start of stage seven, race leader Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli) had a two second lead over second placed Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone). The stage had two intermediate sprints for time bonuses and in each Garzelli was able to win one second. That left Scarponi and Garzelli tied on time. However, Garzelli became the virtual race leader based upon previous stage placings. Scarponi was unable to take any bonus points at the finish leaving Garzelli as the race winner.
Saturday, March 20th, is the 298 km Milan-Sanremo. Breaking news is that Lance Armstrong has decided to race. More Milan-Sanremo race details tomorrow.
Photo: final podium: Scarponi, Garzelli, Evans
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