Malori beats Cancellara, Wiggins and Martin for his 2nd win in Blue -Movistar Team's 10th in the 2014 season- as Quintana beats podium rivals in final ITT to claim second overall in Tirreno-Adriatico.

(Brief) Not even the most optimistic predictions could expect such an excellent result from Movistar Team in the final time trial of the 2014 Tirreno-Adriatico, a completely flat, 9km race in San Benedetto del Tronto, where two of their top riders would produce almost identical surprises. Adriano Malori claimed the day's win after flying over the course (54kph average) to clock 10'13" a time that neither Cancellara (TFR) nor Martin (OPQ) nor Wiggins (SKY) -respectively fourth, third and second, with a great Alex Dowsett in 6th- could best.

Malori claims his second victory of the season, his 11th as pro cyclist and the Blue team's 10th -with one month's advance over their first three years in the pro scene-, whose Canyon Speedmax TT bikes already have led them to three triumphs in just two months of racing.

The other front of the day was the fight for the overall classification, with Nairo Quintana defending his 2nd place against Kreuziger (TCS) and Péraud (ALM). The Colombian not only held the charge of two theoretically better specialists, but clocked a time two seconds faster than the Czech and the Frenchman -even quicker than Alberto Contador (TCS), the overall winner- to stay onto the podium in 2nd, alongside the two Tinkoff riders. A great ride -20th in the day- that proves the progress in the speciality by the man from Boyacá.

Tirreno-Adriatico

Results / Stage 7

18/3/2014

Stage results

Riders overall

  • 1st    Malori   (MOV)   10.13
  • 2nd    Cancellara   (TFR)   0.06
  • 3rd    Wiggins   (SKY)   0.11
  • 4th    Martin   (OPQ)   0.15
  • 5th    Dumoulin   (GIA)   0.19

Movistar Team results

  • 1st    Adriano Malori   10.13
  • 6th    Alex Dowsett   0.20
  • 13th    Andrey Amador   0.31
  • 20th    Nairo Quintana   0.38
  • 31st    Jonathan Castroviejo   0.32
  • 34th    Beñat Intxausti   m.t.
  • 113th    Igor Antón   1.11
  • 142nd    Eros Capecchi   1.29