Recap and Results: Stage 2 Tirreno Adriatico 2019

 "I gave everything to win it, I surprise myself day after day."

France’s Julian Alaphilippe took the Tirreno-Adriatico second stage on Thursday as Briton Adam Yates claimed the overall leader’s blue jersey.
Alaphilippe, who rides for the Deceuninck-Quick-Step team, prevailed in a sprint finish to the 195-kilometre ride from Camaiore to Pomarance.

Belgian Greg Van Avermaet and Italy’s Alberto Bettiol followed Alaphilippe, who won last weekend’s Strade Bianche, across the line.
Julian Alaphilippe (FRA – Deceuninck – Quick Step)
“I’m so happy. Yesterday we lost lots of time so I wanted to try and win a stage and today was a good occasion to do that,” said Alaphilippe.

“I gave everything to win it, I surprise myself day after day.”
Fifth-placed Yates, whose brother Simon won the Paris-Nice fifth-stage time-trial also on Thursday, heads the general classification from American Brent Bookwalter and Primoz Roglic of Slovenia.

“Today’s finish doesn’t suit me but I still managed to finish in the leading group,” said Yates.
Friday’s third stage favoring the sprinters is a 226km ride from Pomarance to Foligno.

 

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Photos: Bettini

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