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Wout van Aert claimed today’s final Individual Time Trial of Tirreno-Adriatico, beating European champion Stefan Küng and world champion Filippo Ganna with the fastest time of 11:06 along the 10.1 kilometer course in San Benedetto del Tronto.
Meanwhile, Tadej Pogačar (UAE-Team Emirates) sealed the overall victory, best young rider’s jersey and the mountains jersey, beating van Aert by 1:03 in the final general classification.
Küng set a new benchmark mid-point in the day that not even Ganna could dethrone.
However, the “hot seat” got even hotter for Küng when van Aert eclipsed the Swiss rider’s time at the halfway point.
From there, the Belgian rider continued to increase his lead, especially during the last couple of kilometers to capture the final stage victory by six-seconds in this year’s Race of Two Seas, while Mikel Landa (Bahrain – Victorious) rounded out the podium in third place.
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