Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice, the double spectacle that kept us on edge

Mar 15, 2023 | 0 comments

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Fans from all over the world followed what happened in these important races in Italy and France | Photography: París-Nice.

Due to those coincidences that the preparation of a sports calendar has, in this case, in professional and international cycling, the March window is attractive for certain level races.

Two of them, which recently ended, were the Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy and the Paris-Nice in France, both belonging to the UCI World Tour segment. A more than interesting double proposal.

58° Tirreno-Adriatico:

Let’s first review the highlights that happened in Italy. The event brought together several stars, and some of them began the year in San Juan. This is the case of -for example- Fabio Jakobsen, Filippo Ganna or Fernando Gaviria. Another presence that we liked very much was that of our representative, Nicolás Tivani from San Juan with Team Corratec.

Ganna and Jakobsen won the first and second stages of seven in total. Until the third day, Filippo from INEOS Grenadiers was leading the overall. But halfway through the race the great Primoz Roglic appeared, who won three consecutive stages (stage 4 to stage 6) and ended up winning the general classification (as he did in 2019).

Primoz left the Jumbo Visma at the top. Joao Almeida of UAE Team Emirates finished second, 18 seconds behind. Good result for the Portuguese, who behind him in the general standings was the British Tao Geoghegan Hart from INEOS (23” behind Roglic).

81° Paris-Nice

Now we continue with what happened in France. Another race as good as the Italian one. And with a marked duel, that of the Danish Vingegaard and the Slovenian Pogacar. Other names like Daniel Felipe Martínez, Sam Bennett, Romain Bardet or Mads Pedersen, to name just a few examples.

Here there were eight stages in total and the Belgian Merlier surprised by winning the first. Pedersen followed and the Jumbo Visma won the third, with the team time trial. Pogacar the most important stage, the fourth, which ended in La Loge des Gardes and since then he has not let go of the overall jersey. Kooij won the fifth and the race closed with an undisputed double for the Slovenian star.

On the overall podium, David Gaudu took second place at 53” and was the best Frenchman in the competition. Finally, Vingegaard closed with his third place at 1:39 seconds.


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