Pogačar holds Yellow in France as Almeida moves into White in Italy
1. Yates 3rd, Trentin 4th after busy days racing 2.
News | Team – 10th March 2022
In the longest stage of Paris-Nice at 212km UAE Team Emirates policed the peloton to defend the lead of Tadej Pogačar. The Slovenian, who was victorious yesterday on the stage to La Loge des Gardes kept calm to hold his lead while Matteo Trentin took 4th in the bunch sprint which was won by Olav Kooij (Jumbo Visma).
Pogačar holds a lead of 6’’ over David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) heading into stage 6 tomorrow from Tourves to La Colle-sur-Loup (197.4km).
Pogačar: “ I enjoyed the first day in yellow, and it was a nice day, finally some sun and no stress, so it was a nice day. I know the last stage well, it’s my home training roads and it’s a nice stage.
Even tomorrow, it will be stressful, a classic stage, and anything can happen with a lot of surprises. Stage 7 is the most predictable, and you need to measure your effort to the top. I like the final stage the most.”
At Tirreno Adriatico Adam Yates fought to the line to take 3rd place in the uphill battle for stage 4 from Greccio to Tortoreto (218km) which was won by Primo Roglic (Jumbo-Visma).
Almeida who finished on the same time as the leaders moves up to 3rd place on GC and takes the white jersey as leader of the young riders classification.
UAE Team Emirates sit in a commanding position with McNulty also 4th place overall heading into stage 5 tomorrow from Morro d’Oro to Sarnano-Sassotetto (168km).
Almeida: “ It was a good day, quite a long and hard stage. Tomorrow and Saturday are very tough stages too. The goal is to dispute the race and aim for the victory. We are well placed at the moment with myself and Brandon so we’ll aim to do something in the coming stages.”
Paris Nice Stage 5 results
1. Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma) 5:19:54
2. Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) s.t
3. Tim Merlier (Soudal-Quickstep) s.t
4. Matteo Trentin (UAE Team Emirates s.t
Paris Nice General Classification
1.Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 17:14:52
2.David Gaudu (Groupama – FDJ) +6’’
3.Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) +46’’
Tirreno Adriatico stage 4 results
1.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 5:00:04
2.Julian Alaphilippe (Soudal-Quickstep) s.t
3.Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
8.Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) s.t
Tirreno Adriatico General Classification
1.Lennard Kemna (Bora-Hansgrohe) 15:38:46
2.Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) +6’’
3.Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) +8’’
4.Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) +13’’
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