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Jumbo-Visma cyclists grab podium spots in Italy

Jumbo-Visma cyclists grab podium spots in Italy

Jonas Vingegaard of Team Jumbo-Visma races on Thursday in Italy. Aided by Durangoan Sepp Kuss, Vingegaard is sixth in the Tirreno-Adriatico’s general classification. (Courtesy Team…

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Jonas Vingegaard of Team Jumbo-Visma races on Thursday in Italy. Aided by Durangoan Sepp Kuss, Vingegaard is sixth in the Tirreno-Adriatico’s general classification. (Courtesy Team Jumbo-Visma) The Tirreno-Adriatico continued Wednesday and Thursday with a 170-kilometer stage and a 202-kilometer stage.

Jonas Vingegaard gave Team Jumbo-Visma another podium place Thursday. The 25-year-old Dane finished second on the climb of Bellante and moved up to sixth place in the general classification.

After a furious start, 10 riders succeeded in getting in the breakaway. They got a six-minute advantage, but the leaders knew that the battle for the day’s victory was not for them due to the peloton’s high tempo. With just 13 kilometers to go, the last remaining attacker was swallowed up, and the final climb would decide the winner.

Despite a barrage of attacks on the way to Bellante, no one was able to create a gap. Later, Tadej Pogacar of UAE Team Emirates managed to do so when he launched his final sprint in the final kilometer and outsprinted all his competitors. The closest rider to the Slovenian was Vingegaard, who finished second, crossing two seconds later.

“I’m pleased with my performance,” Vingegaard said. “Pogacar was incredible in the sprint, so hats off to him. After all, it was a tough day today. The fact that I finished second gives me a good feeling.”

Sepp Kuss was the second Jumbo-Visma rider to finish, crossing 1:10 after the winner in 42nd.

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