Peter Sagan was victorious in the third stage of the 2013 Tirreno-Adriatico.
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2013 Tirreno-Adriatico: Stage 3 Results

Peter Sagan was victorious in the third stage of the 2013 Tirreno-Adriatico. © 2013 Roberto Bettini/BettiniPhoto
Peter Sagan was victorious in the third stage of the 2013 Tirreno-Adriatico.
© 2013 Roberto Bettini/BettiniPhoto

Peter Sagan brought home the fifth win of the season for Cannondale Pro Cycling. Under pouring rain in Narni Scalo, the finish of the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico (with the start in Indicatore, 190 km long) the Slovak champion stood out in the sprint by beating Mark Cavendish, Andre Greipel, Gerakd Ciolek and Matthew Goss.

“I’m really happy for this first World Tour win,” confirmed Saga. “Which allows the team to relax in the coming stages. We made the stage hard to wear out the sprinters. My teammates were great on the final climb and the contenders paid for their efforts on the final straight. I beat the best sprinters of the peloton and this is a great satisfaction. My goal for the ‘Tirreno’ is reached, now we’ll see day by day. Tomorrow is a good day for Moser and Caruso, while I hope to have a little bit of rest. If they are able to stay with the leaders, I’m ready to help them for the GC battle in next days.”

In response to questions about the first Classic of 2013, Milan-Sanremo, Sagan states: “There’s more than a week to go and now my goal is to finish the ‘Tirreno’ in the best way. I feel good, but the ‘Sanremo’ is a strange race.”

Today’s win is the fourth for Sagan in 2013 after two stages at the Tour of Oman and the GP of Camaiore, and is the 40th in his career. This is Sagan’s second win at the Tirreno-Adriatico: the first was taken last year in stage four which finished in Chieti.

Stage 3 Results:

  1. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Cannondale) 5:15:12″
  2. Mark Cavendish (Britain / Omega Pharma – Quick-Step) ST
  3. Andre Greipel (Germany / Lotto)
  4. Gerald Ciolek (Germany / Team MTN)
  5. Matthew Goss (Australia / Orica)
  6. Davide Cimolai (Italy / Lampre)
  7. Tyler Farrar (U.S. / Garmin)
  8. Thor Hushovd (Norway / BMC Racing)
  9. Manuel Belletti (Italy / AG2R)
  10. Simon Geschke (Germany / Argos)

General Classification After Stage 3:

  1. Mark Cavendish (Britain / Omega Pharma – Quick-Step) 11:23:08″
  2. Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland / Omega Pharma – Quick-Step) +7″
  3. Niki Terpstra (Netherlands / Omega Pharma – Quick-Step) +9″
  4. Tony Martin (Germany / Omega Pharma – Quick-Step)
  5. Zdenek Stybar (Czech Republic / Omega Pharma – Quick-Step)
  6. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Cannondale) +18″
  7. Alex Dowsett (Britain / Movistar) +20″
  8. Giovanni Visconti (Italy / Movistar)
  9. Benat Intxausti (Spain / Movistar)
  10. Juan Jose Cobo (Spain / Movistar)

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