Tirreno-Adriatico 2022

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SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO ITALY MARCH 13 Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates Blue Leader Jersey celebrates at podium with the Trident race trophy during the 57th TirrenoAdriatico 2022 Stage 7 a 159km stage from San Benedetto del Tronto to San Benedetto del Tronto TirrenoAdriatico WorldTour on March 13 2022 in San Benedetto del Tronto Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Tadej Pogacar claims his second trident trophy at Tirreno-Adriatico in 2022 (Image credit: Tim de WaeleGetty Images)

Tadej Pogačar claimed the trident trophy of Tirreno-Adriatico in 2022, winning the race which takes riders from the western shores of Italy to the eastern coast for a second year. The UAE Team Emirates rider, who entered this year’s edition as the clear favourite, took control of the seven-stage race from March 7 to 13 as soon as the climbing began. 

The 23-year-old emerged from the opening individual time trial of the "race of the two seas" in third place, with Remo Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) the only GC rival above him on the results board, though the gap was a slim seven seconds. Then there were two stages for the sprinters, where the GC battle took second billing, before the climbing began on stage 4 to Bellante. It was here that Pogačar stepped into the jersey of the race leader, with a stage victory on the uphill finish. The gaps were still narrow at this stage, with Evenepoel only nine seconds back and three more riders within one minute of the Slovenian defending champion, but the strong showing from the two-time Tour de France winner underlined his status as the red-hot favourite. Stage 5 was one for the break, with the race determining GC battle set for the next day on the queen stage, 

It was a dominant performance from Pogačar on stage 6, with its two ascents of Monte Carpegna. He attacked on the second ascent of the steep climb, delivering a sixteen kilometre solo that sealed stage and race victory and while the number one spot on GC firmed the podium steps below underwent a big reshuffle. Evenepoel slipped down the ranks as he lost more than four minutes while battling on Carpegna and it was Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) who shifted up into second as a result. Third for Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious) on the stage was also enough to take him up 12 spots on the overall to claim the final GC podium step ahead of Richie Porte (Ineos Grenadiers). Stage 7, which with its flat finish was one for the sprinters, so those overall positions held till the end and Pogačar got to claim his second trident on the San Benedetto del Tronto podium.

2022 Tirreno-Adriatico dates: March 7 - 13, 2022

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Tadej Pogacar secures repeat overall win at Tirreno-Adriatico

A tight sprint battle unfolded in San Benedetto del Tronto with Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) taking victory on the line while Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) secured his second consecutive overall victory as he rolled over the line in the peloton.

The battle for final stage honours came down to the tightest of headwind sprints, with Bahaus finding a gap at the last minute and quickly diving out the front to take victory by a half a wheel ahead of Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel-Premier Tech). Kaden Groves (BikeExchange-Jayco) shot off the wheel of the victor, finishing only centimetres behind Nizzolo to take third place.

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Bahrain Victorious 3:39:58
2Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Israel-Premier Tech
3Kaden Groves (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
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Final General Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 27:25:53
2Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 0:01:52
3Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 0:02:33

Pogacar takes control of Tirreno-Adriatico on Monte Carpegna

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) showed he is head and shoulders above the rest yet again, attacking solo on the final climb and riding to the stage victory in Carpegna.

The Slovenian extended his lead in the overall classification to 1:52 over Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) with Mikel Landa (Bahrain VIctorious) in third at 2:33.

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 5:28:57
2Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 0:01:03
3Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain Victorious
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General classification after stage 6
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 23:45:55
2Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 0:01:52
3Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 0:02:33

Tirreno-Adriatico: Warren Barguil takes solo victory on stage 5

Warren Barguil (Arkea-Samsic) parlayed a solo attack from the breakaway to secure the win on stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico. Meanwhile, the race leader Pogacar and rivals Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) and Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) took a wrong turn with 6km to go but finished together 28 seconds behind Barguil.

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Warren Barguil (Fra) Arkea-Samsic 3:39:53
2Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:10
3Simone Velasco (Ita) Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:00:14
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General classification after stage 5
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 18:17:08
2Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:00:09
3Thymen Arensman (Ned) Team DSM 0:00:43

Tirreno-Adriatico: Pogacar powers away to win stage 4

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) underlined his favourite status with a commanding victory on stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico. 

The Slovenian accelerated in the final kilometre of the first uphill finish and punched convincingly clear to collect his fifth victory of the season, as well as the blue jersey of overall leader.

Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) finished fourth and moved up to second overall at nine seconds, while previous leader Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) - who was briefly involved in a long-range attack with those two - lost a little time and slipped to third at 21 seconds.

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Top 3 results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 4:48:39
2Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
3Victor Lafay (Fra) Cofidis
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General classification after stage 4
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 14:36:47
2Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 0:00:09
3Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:21

Tirreno-Adriatico: Ewan speeds to victory on stage 3

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) won stage 3 of Tirreno-Adriatico in a bunch sprint. 

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), Julian Alaphilippe (QuickStep-AlpaVinyl) and Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) lit up the race with a long-range attack but the race came back together for a bunch sprint in Terni. 

Groupama-FDJ dominated the lead-out for Arnaud Démare but Ewan had the speed to come through for victory, with Démare second and Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma) third.

Tirreno-Adriatico: Sagan shows but Merlier wins stage 2 sprint

Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) claimed the bunch sprint on stage 2 of Tirreno-Adriatico, handily beating Jumbo-Visma's Olav Kooij and Kaden Groves (BikeExchange). Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies) showed a spark of form, leading out the sprint but fading to fourth at the line.

The general classification remained in the hands of Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers), winner of the time trial. However, Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) chipped off one second of the gap by sneaking in for a time bonus at the intermediate sprint.

World champion Ganna storms to opening time trial victory

World time trial champion Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) was head and shoulders above the rest in the short opening time trial of Tirreno-Adriatico in Lido di Camaiore, besting Remco Evenepoel (Quickstep-AlphaVinyl) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) to take the first race leader's jersey.

Ganna averaged 54.57kph over the 13.9km test to take the win by 11 seconds ahead of Evenepoel, with Pogacar at 18 seconds.

2022 Tirreno-Adriatico Schedule

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StageDateStart timeFinish timeStage type
Stage 13/7/2214:0017:15ITT
Stage 23/8/2211:5017:15Hilly
Stage 33/9/2213:1017:25Hilly
Stage 43/10/2212:0017:11Medium Mountain
Stage 53/11/2213:2017:13Hilly
Stage 63/12/2210:5016:30Mountain
Stage 73/13/2211:1515:14Flat

2022 Tirreno-Adriatico Teams

  • AG2R Citroen Team
  • Alpecin-Fenix
  • Astana Qazaqstan Team
  • Bahrain Victorious
  • Bardiani CSF Faizane'
  • Bora-Hansgrohe
  • Cofidis
  • Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli
  • EF Education-EasyPost
  • Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team
  • Groupama-FDJ
  • Ineos Grenadiers
  • Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
  • Israel-Premier Tech
  • Jumbo-Visma
  • Lotto Soudal
  • Movistar Team
  • QuickStep-AlphaVinyl
  • Team Arkéa-Samsic
  • BikeExchange-Jayco
  • Team DSM
  • TotalEnergies
  • Trek-Segafredo
  • UAE Team Emirates

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