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Tirreno-Adriatico Stages 1-5 Report, Results, Photos – Sagan Wins Stage 5, Quintana Leads, Houle 64th Overall

by Ben Andrew
Peter Sagan [P] Cor Vos
March 13, 2017 (Lido di Camaiore, Italy) – Reigning road worlds champion Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe took the victory on Stage 5 from Rieti to Fermo, 209km, his second win of this year’s Tirreno-Adriatico. Sagan maintained contact with the best climbers in the race on the final ascent to the line, before unleashing his sprint as the gradient eased in the final meters of the stage.

Peter Sagan (Svk) wins. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) in second [P] Cor Vos
Sagan made a strong effort to stay with the GC contenders, including Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), who took second on the stage, and Primoz Roglic (Team LottoNL-Jumbo) who took third. Others in the lead group included race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), Bauke Mollema (Trek – Segafredo), Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac), Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing).

Nairo Quintana (Col) [P] Cor Vos
Quintana leads the GC with a 50-second advantage over Pinot in second, and enjoys a 1:06 buffer to Dennis in third. Canadian Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale) finished 55th on the day at 7:47 behind Sagan. Houle moved up several places on the overall with his ride, and sits 64th overall at 30:26 behind Quintana headed into Stage 6.

Nairo Quintana (Col) leads the GC [P] Cor Vos

Results (brief)

Stage 5 – March 12 – Rieti-Fermo – 209km
1. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe    5:00:05
2. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
3. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo
4. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Team Sky
5. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
6. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac
7. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb
8. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
9. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team
10. Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin    0:06

55. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale 7:47

GC after Stage 5
1. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 21:34:51
2. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 0:50
3. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team 1:06
4. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 1:15
5. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 1:19
6. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Team Sky 1:23
7. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac 1:30
8. Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team 1:32
9. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 1:37
10. Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin 1:59

64. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale 30:26

Stage 4 – March 11 – Montaldo di Castro-Terminillo – 171km
1. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 5:27:22
2. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Team Sky 00:18
3. Adam Yates (Gbr) Orica-Scott 00:24
4. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Cannondale-Drapac
5. Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin 00:29
6. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 00:41
7. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
8. Mikel Landa (Esp) Team Sky
9. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ 00:46
10. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 00:51

58. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale 13:20  

Stage 3 – March 10 – Monterotondo Marittimo-Montalto di Castro – 204km
1. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 4:51:59
2. Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky
3. Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
4. Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
5. Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-Scott
6. Rick Zabel (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin
7. Andrea Palini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
8. Roberto Ferrari (Ita) UAE Team Emirates
9. Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Sunweb
10. Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb

73. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale

Stage 2 – March 9 – Camaiore-Pomarance – 228km
1. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Team Sky 5:51:44
2. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb 00:09
3. Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
4. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
5. Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
6. Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Team Sky
7. Adam Yates (Gbr) Orica-Scott
8. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team
9. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team
10. Simon Clarke (Aus) Cannondale-Drapac

131. Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale 08:40

Stage 1 – March 8 – Lido di Camaiore-Lido di Camaiore (TTT) – 22.7km
1. BMC Racing 23:20
2. Quick-Step Floors 00:17
3. Movistar Team 00:22
4. FDJ
5. Orica-Scott 00:25
6. LottoNL-Jumbo 00:40
7. Lotto Soudal 00:52
8. Bahrain-Merida 00:53
9. Dimension Data
10. Astana 00:55
11. Sunweb 00:56
12. Trek-Segafredo 00:58
13. AG2R La Mondiale 01:00
14. UAE Team Emirates 01:09
15. Bora-Hansgrohe 01:11
16. Cannondale-Drapac 01:18
17. Katusha-Alpecin 01:36
18. Team Sky 01:42
19. Androni-Giocattoli 01:45
20. Bardiani-CSF 02:21
21. Nippo-Vini Fantini 02:22
22. Novo Nordisk 02:52





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