March 8, 2017
Sagan triumphs on Stage 3
Peter Sagan outsprinted Elia Viviani to claim victory at Montalto di Castro after overcoming illness. Rohan Dennis became the third rider from BMC Racing Team to lead Tirreno-Adriatico in three days as he took over from Greg Van Avermaet on GC.
Speaking just after the finish Peter Sagan said: Many riders without the legs to sprint came to the front but fortunately, some wind in the last 200 meters eased up things. The season only starts now. I hope this is not the last victory.
1 - Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) 204km in 4'51'59”, average speed 41.920kph
2 - Elia Viviani (Team Sky) s.t.
3 - Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal) s.t.
1 - Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team)
2 - Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
3 - Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
Maglia Azzurra (blue), general classification leader, sponsored by NamedSport - Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team)
Maglia Rossa (red), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by FSA - Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe)
Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Snello Rovagnati - Davide Ballerini (Androni Giocattoli)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Selle Italia - Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)
Stage Three Results and GC
Stage 4 Preview
Stage 4 Montalto di Castro - Terminillo, 187km
Start Meeting Point: Piazzale Guglielmi, Montalto di Castro
Sign-on procedures: 09.35 - 10.55
Start - KM 0: 11.05 (transfer 1,500m)
Finish: Piazzale Campoforogna, Terminillo - 16.15 circa
Race Headquarters: Palazzo del Turismo, Via dei Villini 33/35, Loc. Pian De' Valli
This is the hardest stage, ending with a summit finish. The route leads through the province of Viterbo, hitting the provincial capital, as well as Tuscania and Vignanello, taking in the first categorised climb in La Colonnetta, on the Monti Cimini. The course then runs apparently flat along the Via Flaminia, through Narni and Terni, then up the Marmore and across the Piana Reatina including a short climb leading to Castelfranco) up to Vazia where the last climb begins. The final ascent from Vazia to Mount Terminillo (Campoforogna) is 16.1km long, with an average 7.3% gradient, peaking as high as 12%.