Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) was crowned the Tirreno-Adriatico 2023 champion after Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) sprinted to victory on the final stage on Sunday.
Roglic simply coasted through the final stage to ensure the victory while an inspired Philipsen sprinted to his second stage win of the race in thrilling fashion as he edged out Dylan Groenewegen (Jayco-AlUla) and Alberto Dainese (Team DSM).
The Slovenian held a commanding 18-second overall lead coming into the day’s racing and ended up with the same distance between him and second-placed Joao Almeida.
Crucially, Roglic was triumphant in Tortoreto, Sassotetto and Osimo, respectively, on the three previous days and has now clinched another top title for Jumbo-Visma.
For an overjoyed Philipsen, who ended the race on the perfect high ahead of next Saturday’s Milan-San Remo, it was a team effort that he wanted to fully acknowledge.
“We managed to be in a really good position thanks to all the motivation we had from the previous sprint stage – we knew we were able to do it again,” he said after the race. “The team and Mathieu (van der Poel) again did an amazing job.”
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At the stage in the race when the sprinting pack eventually pulled clear, Britain’s Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) crashed and decided to immediately withdraw from the race.
“Following a crash on the final stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, as a precaution, Tom Pidcock withdrew from the race,” the statement read.
“He was treated by our doctor at the team bus having sustained mild abrasions. He’ll be undergoing further assessment and treatment.”
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