- - Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 Stage 7

Tirreno-Adriatico 2024 Stage 7

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Jonas Vingegaard secured the overall title in this year’s Tirreno-Adriatico today, while local hero Jonathan Milan claimed the final stage on the San Benedetto del Tronto seafront in a bunch sprint.

Milan pipped Alexander Kristoff to the line after 154 kilometers of riding around the town on the Adriatic coast as Vingegaard made sure of overall victory.

Double Tour de France winner Vingegaard did the hard work by winning the previous two mountain stages, and there was almost no chance of the Dane giving up his lead of 1:24 in today’s race.

Those two stage wins also secured the King of the Mountains jersey for Visma–Lease a Bike rider, who’s looking in top form to complete a hatrick in this year’s Tour de France.

Race Highlights

A six-rider breakaway with Ben Healy (EF Education-EasyPost) and Luke Rowe (Ineos Grenadiers) featuring prominently lasted until the final 15km when they were caught on the finishing circuit in San Benedetto del Tronto.

Uno-X, riding for Alexander Kristoff, led through two dicey turns in the final 3km, before sending Søren Wærenskjold on a flier down the finishing straight. 

Milan instinctively took up the chase, before waiting for his teammate Simone Consonni, who towed him back into contention to sprint for victory. “Simone did a fantastic lead-out for me,” Milan said afterward. “Like the last one, it’s super special. It was a hard and tough day, with a super hard pace.

“In the beginning, we knew it would be really hard. We wanted to do a nice pace, just to not leave a big gap for the break. In the front, there were super strong riders, so we had to push a lot in the beginning. In the end, with such a high speed, [the bunch sprint] is coming.” 

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