Ballerini in the mix again at Tirreno-Adriatico

Ballerini in the mix again at Tirreno-Adriatico

Saturday 12 September 2020 - 16:36

Italian confirms good condition by delivering another strong sprint.

First settled by the Gallic tribe of the Senones – which originally hailed from the Seine basin – and later ravaged during the Punic Wars and Visigoth invasion of the Italian Peninsula, Senigallia welcomed the peloton on a sunny afternoon with some wide pan-flat roads that smiled to the sprinters, who were beginning to feel neglected after three days of suffering in the hills and mountains of Umbria.

For those reasons, the breakaway was doomed even before getting clear, but that didn’t stop five men from forging out a three-minute advantage that helped them stay in the front until with ten kilometers to go. Piloted by Florian Sénéchal, Davide Ballerini took his second top 10 at the race, after the one in Follonica, sprinting to sixth place as Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) claimed the victory on the Adriatic coast.

Fausto Masnada and James Knox enjoyed quite a quiet day at the office, which they both comfortably finished in the bunch, as they retained their position in the general classification top 10. For the two Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders, an important test will come on Sunday, when the race will take on the rolling and demanding roads to Loreto.

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield / Getty Images

Race details

1 Tim Merlier
Alpecin-Fenix
3:59:30
2 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Pro Cycling
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4 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
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5 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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6 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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7 Lorrenzo Manzin
Team Total Direct Energie
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8 Piet Allegaert
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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9 Iván García Cortina
Bahrain - McLaren
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10 Alex Aranburu Deba
Astana Pro Team
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33 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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34 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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45 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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48 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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86 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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117 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Simon Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
27:36:29
2 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
0:16
3 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
0:39
4 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
0:49
5 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:54
6 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
1:00
7 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:21
8 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
1:22
9 Gianluca Brambilla
Trek - Segafredo
2:28
10 Jack Haig
Mitchelton-Scott
2:44
79 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
47:17
84 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
48:53
113 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:01:30
131 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:12:23
132 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:13:19
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
34 pt
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
27 pt
3 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
21 pt
4 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
20 pt
5 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
20 pt
6 Wilco Kelderman
Team Sunweb
19 pt
7 Tim Merlier
Alpecin-Fenix
18 pt
8 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
17 pt
9 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17 pt
10 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Pro Cycling
16 pt
13 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
18 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
1 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
27:37:18
2 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:32
3 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
2:00
4 Jai Hindley
Team Sunweb
2:35
5 Denis Nekrasov
Gazprom - RusVelo
6:29
6 Jaakko Hänninen
AG2R La Mondiale
7:09
7 Lucas Hamilton
Mitchelton-Scott
10:03
8 Óscar Rodríguez Garaicoechea
Astana Pro Team
12:35
9 Matteo Fabbro
BORA - hansgrohe
13:20
10 Tao Geoghegan Hart
INEOS Grenadiers
13:27
1 Héctor Carretero
Movistar Team
31 pt
2 Marco Canola
Gazprom - RusVelo
28 pt
3 Simon Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
25 pt
4 Michael Woods
EF Pro Cycling
20 pt
5 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
15 pt
6 Aleksandr Vlasov
Astana Pro Team
15 pt
7 Mathias Frank
AG2R La Mondiale
14 pt
8 Carl Fredrik Hagen
Lotto Soudal
13 pt
9 Geraint Thomas
INEOS Grenadiers
13 pt
10 Rafał Majka
BORA - hansgrohe
12 pt
22 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
23 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Astana Pro Team 82:56:42
2 Team Sunweb 0:02
3 Mitchelton-Scott 6:41
4 EF Pro Cycling 7:23
5 AG2R La Mondiale 14:23
6 Trek - Segafredo 16:04
7 BORA - hansgrohe 19:22
8 CCC Team 25:53
9 Groupama - FDJ 27:54
10 NTT Pro Cycling 30:52

Top results

1 Tim Merlier
Alpecin-Fenix
3:59:30
2 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
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3 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Pro Cycling
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