Tirreno-Adriatico

Stage 2) Camaiore - Follonica

IT Italy, Tuesday 08 September 2020
201 km

Tirreno-Adriatico: Ballerini shows again his fast turn of legs

Tirreno-Adriatico: Ballerini shows again his fast turn of legs

Twenty-four hours after a crash stopped him from fighting for a strong result at his home race, Davide Ballerini confirmed the strong condition he is enjoying since the restart of the season and almost clinched another podium, in a tight bunch sprint at the “Race of the Two Seas”.

Following a flawless job of his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates, who duly controlled the day-long breakaway and reeled in the escapees with 15 kilometers to go, and a great lead-out of Florian Sénéchal, Ballerini shot from the pack just 150 meters from the finish line in Follonica. The Italian, a stage winner last month at the Tour de Pologne, unleashed an impressive acceleration and went neck and neck with the other fast men, concluding the stage won by Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe) in fourth place, mere centimeters separating him from the podium.

Tirreno-Adriatico continues Wednesday, when the bunch will travel to Saturnia, where the puncheurs will be in action on a short climb, coming inside the last four kilometers, and boasting a 21% maximum gradient.

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield / Getty Images

Race details

1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
5:01:53
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
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3 Rick Zabel
Israel Start-Up Nation
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4 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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5 Tim Merlier
Alpecin-Fenix
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6 Davide Cimolai
Israel Start-Up Nation
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7 Lorrenzo Manzin
Team Total Direct Energie
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8 Luca Pacioni
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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9 Florian Vermeersch
Lotto Soudal
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10 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
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15 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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50 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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60 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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80 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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159 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:09
165 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:41
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
7:59:28
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
0:08
3 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Pro Cycling
0:16
4 Rick Zabel
Israel Start-Up Nation
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5 Nicola Bagioli
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
0:17
6 Paul Martens
Team Jumbo-Visma
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7 Simon Pellaud
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
0:18
8 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
0:19
9 Davide Cimolai
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:20
10 Lorrenzo Manzin
Team Total Direct Energie
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15 Florian Sénéchal
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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27 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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38 Fausto Masnada
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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83 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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90 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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158 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:29
162 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:01
1 Pascal Ackermann
BORA - hansgrohe
24 pt
2 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
20 pt
3 Davide Cimolai
Israel Start-Up Nation
11 pt
4 Magnus Cort Nielsen
EF Pro Cycling
8 pt
5 Rick Zabel
Israel Start-Up Nation
8 pt
6 Szymon Sajnok
CCC Team
7 pt
7 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
8 Tim Merlier
Alpecin-Fenix
6 pt
9 Nicola Bagioli
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
5 pt
10 Paul Martens
Team Jumbo-Visma
5 pt
1 Nathan Haas
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
10 pt
2 Marco Canola
Gazprom - RusVelo
8 pt
3 Simon Pellaud
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
7 pt
4 Daniel Savini
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
6 pt
5 Nicola Bagioli
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
5 pt
6 Paul Martens
Team Jumbo-Visma
5 pt
7 Edoardo Zardini
Vini Zabù - KTM
2 pt
8 Umberto Orsini
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
1 pt
1 Nicola Bagioli
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
7:59:45
2 Imerio Cima
Gazprom - RusVelo
0:03
3 Piet Allegaert
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
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4 Pascal Eenkhoorn
Team Jumbo-Visma
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5 Sam Oomen
Team Sunweb
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6 Szymon Sajnok
CCC Team
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7 Giovanni Lonardi
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
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8 Georg Zimmermann
CCC Team
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9 Mathieu van der Poel
Alpecin-Fenix
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10 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
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25 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 BORA - hansgrohe 23:59:24
2 Alpecin-Fenix ,,
3 Israel Start-Up Nation ,,
4 EF Pro Cycling ,,
5 Team Sunweb ,,
6 UAE-Team Emirates ,,
7 AG2R La Mondiale ,,
8 Deceuninck - Quick Step ,,
9 CCC Team ,,
10 Lotto Soudal ,,

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